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.
Signature Campaign - Thumb Impression to Signature
A signature campaign is conducted at Bangalore to create awareness on importance of literacy. Students along with corporate employees visited the Jeevan Bheema Nagar area and educated the illiterates about the importance of education. Students taught them how to do the signature and motivated them not to use thumb impression. A database is prepared with the list of illiterates in the area and these people are asked to attend the Literacy Classes at Jeevan Bheema Nagar School.
Literacy day celebrations
Literacy day is celebrated in three cities across India on 16th October. Students from different schools, School dropouts and Parents participated in this activity. Various activities were conducted for the students on this occasion and best students were awarded.
Overcoming the Social Barriers
Special digital literacy batches are conducted at Hyderabad to train the Madrasa (Islamic Education Centers) girls. These girls never had any chance to acquire digital literacy skills. During the course of 2 months special training the girls empowered themselves with digital literacy skills in a 21st Century environment. On seeing the impact of these trainings. The Madrasas planning to impart computer education as the part of their core curriculum.
Digital Literacy access to underserved students:
At Gurgaon special digital literacy batches are organized for the children of laborers. Though these students do not go for formal schooling, they are learning basic reading, writing and arithmetic along with computer education at our facility. These sessions are helping the students to bridge the gap once they rejoin the formal schooling system.
Old and New cloth Donation and Computer Education Classes for the Orphanage
The foundation is organizing a interaction session between the children of Orphanage and Corporate employees to motivate the children. During this interaction session Old/New clothes will be donated to the children and Educational Material (Stationary, Toys, Books …etc) will be gifted to the children. Since the Orphanage does not have a computer lab the foundation is planning to conduct the computer literacy trainings to these children.
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