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Digitalisation of Zilla Parishad (ZP) Schools
Gujarat | Maharashtra
Education Human Welfare Ongoing
To provide an avenue for quality education by employing innovative teaching methods.
Why did we do it?
During our initial forays into the rural parts of Gujarat and Maharashtra we interacted with a number of primary and secondary school teachers and the common issue that we observed was lack of motivation in students leading to high absenteeism, and poor reading and writing skills. The teachers too were struggling due to lack of personnel, infrastructure and innovative ways of teaching that will adequately engage a child to attend school on a daily basis.
What did we do?
Considering that we live in a digital world which also makes an excellent medium of instruction, we decided to digitize 70 Zilla Parishad schools in Gujarat and Maharashtra.We procured the e-learning system from Wockhardt Foundation and the entire kit consisted of a hardware system with comprehensive educational software for SSC board curriculum in the respective regional medium of instruction. The teachers were also trained to operate the digitized classroom.
Encouraged by our previous success we have now forayed into digitalising schools in Valsad and Kaprada districts also . E-learning kits were procured from Navneet Futuretech Ltd. and 7 schools were digitized under our pilot for the region this year.
In a survey done at these digitized schools a year later, we noted a higher interest in learning, improved reading and writing skills and lower absenteeism. Teachers also reported a sense of support with access to better quality state board content and improved ability to keep the child engaged.