Vedanta to strengthen computer education programme in Rajasthan

50,000 children of 482 government schools in Rajasthan will get computer education every year. Govt. of Rajasthan, Vedanta Foundation and Hindustan Zinc signs MoU under "Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan". Government of Rajasthan under the "Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan" programme signed an MOU with 'Vedanta Foundation' and 'Hindustan Zinc' for providing e-contents in 482 government schools located in four districts of Rajasthan, which will benefit 50,000 children every year.

Under the program entitled “Vedanta e-Shiksha @ Schools” 482 Govt. Schools in the districts of Rajsamandh, Bhilwara, Udaipur and Chittorgarh will be provided e-Contents towards ‘Computer Aided Learning (CAL) and Computer Education Program (CEP). This program will primarily benefit students from the class 6th to 8th. 115 schools of Udaipur, 140 schools of Bhilwara, 118 schools of Rajsamand and 109 schools of Chittorgarh would be covered in this programme.

As per the MoU ‘Vedanta Foundation’ will provide ‘e-Contents’ which include English, Science, Social Studies and Maths, in all the 482 schools and will also take-up its maintenance. Vedanta Foundation will also train two teachers from each school, and appoint a third party supervising agency, who will oversee, monitor and do the assessment of the implementation and effectiveness of this project.

In addition to this, the Vedanta Foundation will also ensure that in order to make this 3-year long project more effective, teachers and students are constantly motivated and in this regard an award scheme is being worked out. The project cost is estimated to cost over Rs. 2 crore which will be borne by Hindustan Zinc.

Rajasthan Government has already installed computers in all the 482 schools and it was now a matter of providing them right content which Vedanta Foundation and Hindustan Zinc have taken the responsibility. “The objective of this project is to give an opportunity to the less privileged and rural children to get acquainted to computers which have become integral part of education.

This initiative will not only bring quality education in computers but would also bring enthusiasm in these children. This is likely to impact the attendance and reduce the drop out percentage” said Mr. Ravi Krishnan CEO Vedanta Foundation. The MoU was signed by Ms. Veenu Gupta- Commissioner of Rajasthan Council of Elementary, Government of Rajasthan, Mr. Ravi Kirshnan - CEO of Vedanta Foundation and Mr. Ahmar Sultan from HZL.

2 comments:

  1. M Marieswari(IT)July 17, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Good Plan and it's a needed one.CAL and CEP program will surely benefit the students. Monitoring the project efficiency is good.It will help us in continuous improvement. Happy to see Vedanta's initaitives.

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  2. Its too good attempt by val becoz through this our poor students are to be benifited.im sure it will help us in continuous improvement.Happy to see vedant's initiatives...by mohan ku. sahu ,val

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