Foundation Projects

Sohoj Sonchoy - Easy Savings

Green Networking Research Group, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Dhaka

Android app Sohoj Sonchoy allowed Bangladeshi people—particular vulnerable groups, including women, rural people, the non-skilled and unemployed— to watch hands-on video tutorials online, helping them to develop skills, learn new techniques and increase workplace participation. The training videos—all free, available in Bengali and using free and open source technologies—helped people to learn critical skills such as reading, writing, effective agricultural practices, machinery repair, food preparation, simple first aid, personal finance and fire safety from their smartphone or computer.