India’s 2nd greatest network company, Dependence Jio, has actually partnered with Facebook to introduce a digital literacy program for individuals coming online for the very first time.

Jio, which has more than 300 million customers in the nation, will introduce this program in 200 places throughout 13 states. The business stated the ‘ Digital Udaan’ effort will ultimately reach 7,000 places.

In sessions held every Saturday at these places in local languages, the program will teach brand-new web users about online security, and how to utilize apps like Facebook. It’ll likewise assist them get to grips with the provider’s JioPhone, an affordable function phone that works on KaiOS and consists of a lot of modern-day functions like Google Assistant, WhatsApp, video calls, and streaming media services.

Poster for Digital Udaan

The social media network has actually assisted Jio in producing the training product consisting of details sales brochures and videos.

Facebook is getting in the digital literacy world 3 years after its enthusiastic Complimentary Fundamentals program was hut down as it broke net neutrality standards, and was opposed by activists throughout the nation. The social media network’s competitor, Google, likewise has a comparable program called Web Saathi, which has actually assisted over 25 million ladies to end up being acquainted with the online world.

While this program might benefit individuals who wish to experience online services on their own, it’ll likewise serve to put Jio and Facebook front and center for a lot of them, a minimum of at the start of their journey. For both business, that might make it worth the time and cash needed to run this effort.