The aim of the project is to provide the benefits of computer based education and skills training to high school and college students from socially and economically backward areas of Karnataka (India). We have shortlisted 10 locations where we have a presence either through study centres or hostels of partner organisations. By leveraging on this infrastructure, once we setup a Computer learning Centre, we can reach out and help more than 500 students on a yearly basis.
Children in most rural parts of Karnataka do not have proper access to any form of computer education. This obviously means that they cannot benefit from the vast array of learning options based on computers and also their lack of computer skills is potentially a big impediment to future job opportunities.
By operating a Computer learning centre in rural and slum areas we can: 1. Enhance learning capabilities of children using educational software. 2. Train the teachers at these centres by using Multimedia based training modules. 3. Provide Computer based skills training like - DTP, PageMaker or other software to students who have passed 10th grade to help them find jobs in that field.
We hope to provide children from underprivileged backgrounds an opportunity to experience and benefit from the technologies available. The potential long term impacts we see are: Better learning experience for students - resulting in better performance. Gaining Computer education. Better job prospects. Employment based on skills learnt at the centre. An impact assessment on the above criteria will be conducted at regular intervals to gauge the effectiveness of the computer learning centre