Humana People to People, in partnership with Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Chhattisgarh and Microsoft jointly launched the Digital Learning Programme in Raigarh and Mungeli districts of Chhattisgarh.
RAIGARH: With a view to fill the persisting digital gap among the students of rural government primary schools of Chhattisgarh and help empower illiterate adults with the gift of literacy, Humana People to People India has joined hands with Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Govt. of Chhattisgarh and the global technology company, Microsoft, today launched the Digital Learning Programme in 16 schools of Raigarh and Mungeli districts of the state.
It is launched under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme of Microsoft India.
On December 17th, 2019 at the Government Primary School, Vijaypur in Raigarh, the Digital Classroom Project was launched by Sambit Mishra, Assistant Collector of Raigarh; Rusen Kumar, Founder, India CSR Network; R.K. Trivedi, Principal, O.P. Jindal School Raigarh; Snorre Westgaard, CEO, Humana People to People India and Chandan Verma, National Partnership Officer – Govt. & CSR Partnerships, Humana People to People India.
The Programme is delivered under two broad verticals: School Learning and Adult Literacy.
Under its school learning component, the Programme provides a technology-enabled learning environment to primary school students of grades 1-5 of 16 schools – eight from each district – in the two selected districts.
The Digital Learning Programme aims to enhance the learning levels of the students through the strategic use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), while simultaneously developing their critical thinking and creativity.
Under the Programme, computer labs are developed in each school and the capacity of the teachers is built to inculcate new methods to teach subjects with the help of multimedia content.
Video-based learning is promoted through ‘School-in-box’ solution comprising a projection system and speakers to keep the students actively engaged in the learning process, while the assessment is conducted through a digital ‘Learning Management System’. The video content has been developed by expert content creators and structured in line with the age/grades of the children.
The adult literacy component of the Programme aims to promote and enhance functional literacy among the illiterate adults of both the districts. This computer-based approach to adult literacy caters to the 3Rs of reading, writing and arithmetic. Enhanced functional literacy among the adults is expected to reflect in their increased participation in government programmes while also promoting participation of women in household income generation.
Humana People to People India is a development organisation working for the holistic development of the under- privileged and marginalised people in rural and urban India through social development and poverty alleviation interventions focusing on education, life skills, improved livelihoods, health and sanitation, empowerment of women and environment protection.