Wireless for Unconnected: Lambada community of Tamil Nadu connected to World Wide Web
Year 2020: Ongoing
Funded by: The Internet Society (ISOC)
Tribal Health Initiative (THI) is serving 16000 local people and providing affordable healthcare facility and in Sittlingi THI is located in Sittlingi, a tribal village in Tamilnadu 75 kilometers from Salem and 270 kilometers from the state capital Chennai. THI’s vision is to improve the lives of the people in Sittlingi. The organisation has a team of over 70 highly trained people, furthering their mission through a variety of programs in health care, community health, farming, and craft work.
In 2019 the Sittlingi valley finally got a semblance of connectivity. There was patchy Internet, and a few spots would catch mobile service. The tribal hospital was able to get online, enhancing its ability to provide care.