This campaign will provide a Computer lab with 15 computers and Digital Education for a year for Student teachers studying under Humana People to People India's (HPPI) Necessary Teacher Training Programme (NeTT in State-run Teacher Training Institute Jhansi in the Northern state Uttar Pradesh, India. The campaign is targeted towards creating passion for Computer Education in Student Teachers to ensure that they carry further this passion to their future roles as Primary School Teachers.
Digital literacy is one of the most necessary skills today, and is a must to participate actively and successfully in society. Lack of resources and poor school leadership initiative often results in little or no focus on Computer Education in Government Institutions. DIET Jhansi does not have a Computer lab and very unstable electricity. The majority of the student teachers come from low-income backgrounds and will never be able to afford Computer Courses to acquire these skills on their own.
Educators are strong indicators of change that can make the difference from poor to excellent education, even in the challenging circumstances of many rural and urban Indian school. Setting up a lab with 15 computers with full equipment, a designated computer teacher and an inverter for continuous electricity, will empower student teachers in Jhansi with the skills and motivation to run quality Computer Education in their future roles as teachers.
By training Teachers in Computer Education and Literacy, these will work towards mobilizing resources in their future workplaces to ensure Computer Education become an integrated element in Primary Education. Throughout their working life as Teachers they will be able to educate their students with and in Digital proficiency, and thereby increase their prospects of get better jobs, attend further education and continue general life long learning as well as participate actively in society.