This post is to highlight some of the stories of the incredible women that I get to work with everyday at iMerit, specifically at the Metiabruz site outside Kolkata, West Bengal. iMerit was “founded to help underprivileged youth escape the poverty trap by providing livlihoods through the creation of digital jobs.” This video, created by CrowdFlower, one of iMerit’s project partners, dives a little deeper into what it means for some of these women to have the opportunity to work at iMerit, and how it has transformed their lives.
“iMerit partners with its sister non-profit, Anudip Foundation, which “mobilizes marginalized but motivated youth and women from rural and semi-urban communities and immerses them in its Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST) program. After they successfully complete Anudip’s program, iMerit employs many of these youth and women with IT work, including Cloud and Mobile support, Digital Publishing, and tasks with CrowdFlower.”
Though there are many great quotes in this video, one of my favorites is by Rehana Khatoon: “In our locality (Metiabruz), many people think that girls cannot do anything. iMerit…proved them wrong.”
Please enjoy the following video (link available here), courtesy of CrowdFlower.