Smart learning reaches schools in rural areas
A key reason why children drop out from schools is their growing lack of interest in the school curriculum. Poor performance in class examinations lead to loss of confidence and fear of studies. As a result, parents too were getting convinced that pursuing further studies is a waste of time. From the point of view of a society, this is a huge loss of human resources.
There was no doubt that many of the school dropouts were intelligent and competent youngsters who could have completed high school education, given the right environment. Our projects instilled confidence in students by arousing interest in studies & computers played a crucial role in generating interest in subjects and making academics more exciting.
Creating an IT ecosystem: SCALE has tied up with Computer Shiksha (CS) to deliver computer education using Self Learning Videos developed in-house that act as trainers. For this, SCALE & CS has provided computers, free training to teachers, computer maintenance as well as comprehensive syllabus. Along with CS, SCALE is creating an ecosystem in schools to not only deliver computer literacy programs but also to create the right IT infrastructure that can be leveraged for scores of other programs. So far, SCALE & CS has already covered 130 schools and 30,000 students are benefitting from this smart learning.
Our plans for 2019-21: As a part of our mission to bring quality education to the doors of remote rural schools, SCALE will be introducing smart learning to additional 175 schools during this period.
It is proven beyond doubt that good education is the only route to a better future. Education driven by SCALE is more about knowledge, good culture, creativity, positive attitude and well-placed confidence. We hope that in times to come, all like-minded organizations and individuals work cohesively to build a knowledge-driven society.