This new regime had disabled opportunities for people who neither had access to gadgets nor knew how to operate them. I could understand their plight when my maid-servant asked me to teach her how to operate a laptop when she had to buy it for her son’s online classes. It was difficult for me to teach her from scratch as she was completely new to such technology and was not equipped with any sort of knowledge.
Many children are not being taught this essential skill despite knowing that the future lies in the technology itself. Most of the schools do not even include computers in their curriculum and the students spend years learning in the school without knowing what a computer really is and how does it work. As the world is progressing ahead by making everything digitized, it is important for everyone to know the basic and core digital skills.
Therefore, we should come forth and help the coming generations of our country by providing them with the necessary resources and high-quality education.
Who is ThinkSharp Foundation
ThinkSharp Foundation (TSF) is a non-profit organization established in 2011 with a vision
"To bridge the Rural-Urban education divide".
At ThinkSharp Foundation, we believe that every child has a right to better education. They should have the opportunity to access the education they deserve. With this in mind, TSF has started the project “StudyMall” which aims to bridge the educational infrastructure gap. As part of this, we set up DIGITAL CLASS, LIBRARY, and COMPUTER LAB in schools in rural India.
Learning computer skills is always a dream for students in rural India. TSF has geared its belt to turn these dreams come true. Moving a step ahead, TSF has launched its “Computer Mitra - Mobile computer lab” (as part of the StudyMall project) in rural schools.
Name: Certificate course in IT for Beginners (CCIB)
Duration: 4 Months
Introducing computer & operating system
Introducing Email and the internet
Word (Making paragraphs, Adding pictures, page designing)
Typing, Creating tables
Working with charts and graphs
Multimedia, Spreadsheet, graphics and web tech,
Basic Excel and PPT.
Assessment and Certificate :
Assessment of course will be done by end of the course jointly with NIIT Foundation and a certificate will be awarded to students who clear the exam.
TSF’s Computer trainer will be carrying 5 laptops every day to each school and create 2 batches of 10 students each. Each batch will be taught for a session of 40 mins.
Current status of program:
Our first “Computer Mitra” has been started in July 2019 at Zilla Parished School, Jambergaon, Dist. Aurangabad, Maharashtra. 20 Students from the school have enrolled themselves for this program and it is being run successfully.
We want to start our second “Computer Mitra” in another Two Govt. schools which are located near to one of our StudyMalls which has been set up 2 years back in Talulka Vaijapur, Dist. Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
1. Zilla Parished School, Chorwaghalgaon,
2. Zilla Parished School, Chikatgaoon
Planning to launch in 1st week of October, this new “Computer Mitra” will be training computer skills to 50 students (20 students from each school)and 10 from existing Zilla Parished School, Jambergaon.
INR 500 course fees (For 50 students) 500*50 = INR 25,000/- (40 students for the new program and 10 students in the first program)
INR 5000 trainer salary for 4 months = INR 20,000/-
Admin + Millap Commission charges = INR 20,000/-
Total INR 65,000/- (Sixty Five Thousand Only)
Total Per student = INR 1300/- ( Thirteen Hundred Only)
Request your financial support to implement and take this program further.
Please join us to provide fundamental computer education to those bright students in Rural India and let us take our country ahead!
To know more about Thinksharp Foundation - http://www.thinksharpfoundation.org/#home
Rewards & Recognitions - http://www.thinksharpfoundation.org/#recognition