Recently, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched the second phase of the Going Online As Leaders (GOAL) program.

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    • Recently, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched the second phase of the Going Online As Leaders (GOAL) program. 

    GOAL Program

    • About:
      • The programme is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Meta (FaceBook). 
      • It will create a platform for Self-Help Groups and families associated with TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India) to take their products global.
    • Aim: 
      • To digitally upskill 10 lakh youth from tribal communities and open up opportunities for them using digital technology.
    • Significance:
      • The programme will empower youth and women from tribal and indigenous communities to harness the full potential of digital platforms and enhance their leadership skills for driving community development. 
      • Along with digital inclusion the program aims to actively contribute to the economy by continuing to support the most vulnerable communities in tribal districts with a focus on tribal youth and on businesses led by tribal women in rural areas.

    Source: FE