IME’s training center successfully organized the Phase V of the Digital Gaun Abhiyan. Digital Gaun Abhiyan is a training initiative that commenced in February of 2019, with the mission to educate the public in rural areas about digital services. The Phase V of this initiative is another set of training sessions organized as a continuation of previous gatherings that took place in Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Bardiya, Dhading, Sunsari, Siraha and several more. In persisting with this attempt to make our public technologically savvy, a series of training sessions were provided starting from 14th September to 24th September in several locations within the Mechi zone.
Digital Gaun Abhiyan – Phase V comprised of training sessions in Ilam, Pachthara and Taplejung. The Ilam sessions had a 102 participants from local government bodies, college students and cooperative members. The Pachthar session had a community participation of 80 locals and in Taplejung we saw the involvement of 80 plus cooperatives and local entrepreneurs. Apart from the, while in the Mechi district our training team also organizer Distributors POS Training in with 218 participants in Ilam, Birtamod and Damak. Finally, a training session and rally was also organized in Gauradha Khanipani with the participation of 83 members.
In the future the Digital Gaun Abhiyan committee plans to reach major remote areas like Doti, Bhajhang and Darchula, where there is lack of banking services. The team already has plans to undertake the Digital Gaun Abhiyan in 20 districts of Nepal in this fiscal year. The IME training committee’s ultimate motto is to encourage the rural public to make proper use of our wide POS network, whether it be for cash transfer and payments or to utilize IME Pay services. Looking at the bigger picture, Digital Gaun Abhiyan is a CSR initiative taken by IME Pay for the community with the aim to empower them with the access and knowledge of the digital payment system.