Grameen Foundation lndia Launches G-LEAP e-Learning App

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Grameen Foundation India, a technical services provider dedicated to advancing financial inclusion, launched Grameen Learning Program (G-LEAP), a first of its kind e-learning app for microfinance institutions which enables any-time, any-where learning. Powered by Handytrain, the app will help organizations train frontline microfinance staff and agents quickly and cost-effectively, anywhere and at anytime.

It’s a crucial tool, as India’s rural poor have an urgent need to access to financial services. India’s microfinance sector is the largest in the world, but there are still more than 200 million people across the country without access to formal financial services. Microfinance institutions play a key role in reaching the unbanked population, and in supporting those with accounts to use them effectively, but there are few training programs able to operate at the scale and quality required.

Current training programs for staff and agents of microfinance institutions require classroom or on-the-job training which is costly and limited in scope. It also does not adequately assess the whether the learners have adequately understood the training content.

At the launch, Ms. Chandni Ohri, CEO, Grameen Foundation India said, “Grameen Foundation India’s extensive experience in financial inclusion gives us a deep appreciation of the critical role of the front line worker, who bears the greatest responsibility for engaging, educating and motivating the end client. These employees need the right training and tools to do their job effectively. G-LEAP provides that solution, enabling field officers to learn on the job, while continuing to serve their clients.

Source: DATAQUEST (link opens in a new window)

financial inclusion, fintech, microfinance