Activities taken-up in the last quarter Workshops to Nurture Creativity and Empower the Girls with Technology Initiatives
The foundation has conducted a marathon of workshops for the girl students across all the project schools in India. These workshops were focused on educating the girls on various scientific principles from Physics and Chemistry depicting the real life situations. The girls were also trained on electric circuits by using LED lights, batteries, wires..Etc. The girls developed various aesthetic materials like “LED hand Wearable , LED Pen , LED Ice cream Stick , LED head band…etc ”. More than 3000 girl students were Impacted with this initiative.
Clean India Campaign
Students from all the project schools participated in “Clean India Campaign” initiated by the honorable prime minister of India. A marathon of cleanliness drives were conducted across all the schools. The students along with the volunteers from Dell participated actively and cleaned the premises of schools and offices. Students from Chennai (City in India) adopted a village and taken the responsibility of cleaning the village in frequent intervals.
Creating Awareness on Swine Flu
These days Swine flu is spreading in all the major cities across India. In order to create awareness among the students the foundation has organized an “orientation session” @ Dell office with the help of Dell volunteers. This orientation session is co conducted through a puppet show. This puppet show was very helpful to the students to the students in understanding the symptoms, prevention and statistics of Swine flu. Now the students are preparing their multimedia projects on Swine Flu to share in their neighborhood.
Activities taken-up in the last quarter
Awareness campaign to spread the importance of Education
An awareness campaign is conducted at Chennai to spread the importance of Education. Govt school students along with their parents visited each house and did a door to door campaign to educate the other parents about the impact of illiteracy. The details of school dropouts are collected from each house and a database is prepared. The same database will be shared with Govt authorities for further action.
Stationary Distribution to the Poor Students
The foundation along with support of corporate employees distributed the stationary to 80 poor students at Hyderabad. This stationary will help them in attending the forth coming exams and educational activities. The corporate employee shared some motivational stories with the students to encourage them and to make them aspire a larger goal for their future.
Set-up of Library at Hyderabad and Gurgaon School
A community library is set-up at Hyderabad and Gurgaon schools by Learning Links Foundation. This set-up will be accessible to the school dropouts / underprivileged students during evening hours. This initiative will help the students and community children to develop their reading skills and interest towards education. The foundation
Set-up of Solar Power plant at Bangalore
The foundation in support with the donors from corporate is setting –up solar power plants in two Govt schools of Bangalore. This set-up will provide technology access to community children / school dropouts even during power cuts.
Special Digital Literacy Classes to the School-Dropouts and Govt School Students
Special computer education classes are being conducted for the school dropouts and Govt school students during the month of June and July at National Balbhavan New Delhi India. . These students were trained on be trained on Basics of Computer, Microsoft office tools a, web browsing and accessing the educational applications. This initiative is helping the students to integrate the technology in learning new concepts.
Signature Campaigns to collect the details of school dropouts
Awareness campaigns are conducted in five cities across all the eight nodal school to sensitize the community towards the importance of literacy and Education. Students collected the details of the school dropouts working in the provision stores, motor bike repairing shops, hotels ....etc.An orientation session is conducted to the parents of these students to rejoin them in to the formal schooling system.
Set-up of new Computer lab at Bangalore nodal school
New computer lab is established at Govt High School Jeevan Bheemanagar , Bangalore . This lab will be utilized to provide digital learning atmosphere to the school studnets and post school hours the same loab will be utilized for empowering the community children and school dropouts .
School Uniform for the Govt School Students
The foundation in support with the donors from corporate is planing to provide school uniform , bags and stationary for the students of Govt High School Jeevanbheema nagar.
EDUCATION MY RIGHT
Education my right activity is conducted in 9 nodal schools across India during the month of March. Students conducted an awareness campaign in the nearby community to sensitize the society about the importance of literacy and Education. Students collected the details of the school dropouts working in the provision stores, motor bike repairing shops, hotels ....etc.
An orientation session is conducted to the parents of these students to rejoin them in to the formal schooling system. As an outcome of this activity more than 100 school dropouts are identified. These dropouts will be joining in the formal schooling system once the new academic year starts in the month of June. Discussions are initiated with the principals of the Govt Schools to make these students admitted in to their schools.
A bridge course is planned for these students during the month of May to make these students compete with other school students once they rejoin the formal schooling. During the bridge course these students will be taught on the important topics which they missed out due to leaving the school.
Special Digital Literacy Classes to the School-Dropouts
Special computer education classes are being conducted for the school dropouts during the month of May. These students will be trained on Basics of Computer, Microsoft office tools a, web browsing and accessing the educational applications. This initiative will help the students to integrate the technology in learning new concepts.
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Activities taken up in last quarter
Digital Literacy Drive
A Digital Literacy drive is conducted during the month of January in 8 nodal schools in five cities (Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore) across India. The objective of this week long literacy drive is to empower the community children, youth and adults with the basic digital literacy skills like Microsoft Office, Internet concepts, E-Mail and Search engines...etc. A huge response is observed in all these cities and more than 800 participants are impacted with this campaign. The participants were enthusiastic to empower themselves and use the technology for communication and collaboration.
The foundation also invited the volunteers of various corporate companies to interact with the participants. This interaction helped the participants to understand the vital role played by technology in today’s economy. This motivated the participants to think big and aspire a larger a goal for their future. Volunteers from Dell, Intel, Ericson and CA Technologies ....etc contributed theirtime for this mega campaign.
The foundation have set-up a temporary lab with 10 Laptops , Projectors and other required infrastructure in one of the community outreach school at Gurgaon. More than 300 participants were impacted with this initiative and awarded certificates.
Digital LiteracyTrainingsfor Madrasa Students
Special trainings on digital literacy were organised for thesechildren duringthevacation. The students were eager to learntechnology andseemed enthusiastic to usethe colourful platform.
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