49K students in rural areas of Raigad get computer training

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 12 May 2018

Pune: Around 49,000 students in over 86 schools in rural areas of Raigad district recently received technical computer skills training by a tech-based education solution providers. 

The programme, named Computer Masti, was conducted by Next Education India Pvt. Ltd. in collaboration with Swades Foundation. Computer Masti project is a comprehensive computer science curriculum created by professors of computer science at IIT Bombay. 

Pune: Around 49,000 students in over 86 schools in rural areas of Raigad district recently received technical computer skills training by a tech-based education solution providers. 

The programme, named Computer Masti, was conducted by Next Education India Pvt. Ltd. in collaboration with Swades Foundation. Computer Masti project is a comprehensive computer science curriculum created by professors of computer science at IIT Bombay. 

It aims at five areas such as education and literacy enhancement, skill development and empowerment, teacher training, community welfare development and education infrastructure development. It has provided computer education to underprivileged children and has built the infrastructure and training for comprehensive computer education, and even has set up 71 formal education centres in rural areas of Mahad and Mangaon in Raigad. 

The formal education centres are geared towards providing flexible and non-structured education designed to cater to the diverse learning needs of children. Through these interventions of Computer Masti, thousands of underprivileged rural children have got easy access to education and information technology (IT) skills.

The project has also provided support to differently-abled children through the provision of books, computer-based training equipment, audio-visual projectors and computers with special software that help these students join the mainstream.

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