Meta doesn't need a special introduction to people who live in today's highly sophisticated society of social media empowerment. As a big leap in the scenario of education, Meta, the parent company of Facebook has entered into a three-year partnership with the Education Ministry as well as the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The aim of this initiative is to empower students, educators, and entrepreneurs across the country. A letter of intent (LoI) has been signed by Meta and the National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) for free digital marketing courses to enhance entrepreneurship and skill development in India.
In addition to this, the American technology company has also signed two other LoIs with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the Department of Higher Education, and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, Guided by the tenets of NEP, Meta's partnerships with NIESBUD, CBSE, and AICTE will catalyse infinite possibilities for equipping our population with critical digital skills and empowering micro-entrepreneurs and small businesses,
Apart from this, existing entrepreneurs will be trained in digital marketing skills using Meta platforms Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram in seven regional languages. As a positive addition, Meta has launched the Creators of Metaverse programme with AICTE in July whereby 1 lakh students and 20,000 educators will be enabled in AR, VR, AI, and XR technologies. According to Dharmendra Pradhan, India's democracy, demography, and diversity are to be connected with technology conversion so that technology becomes the equaliser for the entire society.