Tribal Affairs Minister launches ‘GOAL’ programme to provide online mentorship to tribal youth

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News: Union Minister for Tribal Affairs has launched the GOAL (Going Online As Leaders) programme.

Facts:

  • GOAL (Going Online As Leaders) is the joint initiative of Facebook and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • Aim: To empower tribal youth through mentorship, leadership training, and digital literacy skills. 
  • Under this, 5,000 young tribal entrepreneurs (to be called as ‘Mentees’) will be trained by experts (to be called as ‘Mentors’) from different disciplines on digital skills under the digital entrepreneurship program.
  • Focus of the programme: It will focus on three areas such as Life skills, digital literacy and Leadership and Entrepreneurship and on sectors such as agriculture, handicrafts, textiles, health among others.