Two students from Hyderabad’s Pallavi Model School, N Manasa Reddy and Nafeesa Anjum, have secured seed investment of Rs 8 lakhs for their start-up, Digi Gnan. The platform is designed to enable knowledge sharing and self-learning for female students in Tier 2/3 towns and villages. The idea came from the students’ participation in WE HUB’s Girls in STE(A)M and Earlypreneurship programmes. During a field trip, they noticed a lack of digital literacy among their peers in villages. They also found that India reported 52,974 incidents of cyber crimes in 2021, with Telangana topping the chart among states.
Digi Gnan aims to impart digital literacy, employability skills, and cyber security to over 500 students from villages in Telangana. The start-up will be financially viable and will expand to 25 villages over the next 12 months, reaching over 1,000 students. The Municipal Administration Minister committed to funding the idea during the 5th anniversary of WEHUB on March 8. The students pitched the idea to the Minister and received a seed capital of Rs 8 lakh.
WE HUB and Pallavi Model School will be launching the student start-up soon.