HP World on Wheels
DBF has partnered with HP India to implement their self-contained, Internet-enabled & solar powered digital learning labs in a bus named "HP World on Wheels" aimed at driving digital literacy, E-education, Entrepreneurship training, and other citizen services in rural India. Each 20-seat, IT-enabled HP WoW vehicle is equipped with HP computing and printing equipment, as well as numerous software suites and e-learning tools, run by solar power.
The initiative offers Digital Literacy Training, EDP Training for youth, E-education for students, Common Citizenship Activities including Aadhar Card, Ration card, driving license, Land records, Financial Inclusions, video conferencing for specific groups, etc.
DBF is operating 9 of these labs at Trichy, Tamil Nadu, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, Bokaro, Jharkhand, Sundargarh, Odisha, Rohtas, Bihar, Medinipur, West Bengal, East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. From the date of operation, it provided computer training classes and E-education classes to more than 14,478 school children and youth. The bus is also a good medium to create awareness on social issues through its video displays outside the bus. We have used this feature to generate awareness on sanitation, environment and disease prevention in villages of these two locations.