Glad to hear from you. Yes, the focus on learning gives lot of sense and more clarity. However, the hard thing to challenge is with changing the mindset of people that learning happens only at educational institutions.
I have experienced the same in my tier-3 town and I believe the reason highly related to certifications and recognition from educational institutions. How do you see, Digital badge system can help in our idea of self-empowerment of common man with Digital Literacy as foundation platform? https://medium.com/@gauthamrajelango/digital-literacy-as-a-tool-for-self-empowerment-2866eb479b26