In India, learning systems like the Project SITA computer skill training program enable the disadvantaged to create a better life. One of SITA’s tenets, increasingly understood among nonprofit social learning systems and organizations worldwide, is that the disadvantaged do not want charity; they want an opportunity to learn and practice suitable skills.
In the computer skill learning system, women are given the opportunity to experience hands-on computer training based on real life exercises. Whenever possible, each trainee is attached to a potential employer. Unlike Project Rising Women which operates only in the city, SITA provides computer skills training courses to women living in urban, suburban, and rural areas. The learning system SITA provides is absolutely free, but every trainee is required to offer part-time services as a trainer’s assistant after completing the course.