Initiative:Digital Ecosystems for Senior Citizen
Organisation: Elders for Elders Foundation
The growing role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in our daily lives has led to concerns about increasing inequality between those who can and those who cannot take advantage of new technologies. The divide has been observed not only between younger and older people but also within subgroups of older adults. This is not only due to lack of access (firstlevel digital divide) but also due to lack of use (second-level digital divide). Elders for Elders foundation has created ‘Digital Ecosystems’ across 4 locations of Nagapattinam & Virudhunagar districts in Tamil Nadu to digitally empower the older adults to access online services for social engagement by providing digital tools like Skype, online banking tools, connectivity, training and capacity building.