Support 'AaKanKsha' in promoting Digital Education in Rural India

I would like to support "Digital AaSha" project of AaKanKsha VFABS. My love towards my country lies in my wish to make the dreams of 600+ rural students of India come true.

'Digital Aasha' is the project of AaKanKsha VFABS, an NGO striving to promote quality education for the less privileged kids of India, under which around 600+ kids of Rural India will be provided with functional digital literacy.

These 600+ kids are from the government run schools which lack the basic facilities to help those kids realize their dreams of availing access to the digital education.

Digital Aasha is an unique project which aims at digital empowerment of the students as well as teachers with functional digital literacy. Under this project students will be provided with the digital education with the state of the art functional digital lab as well as digital content that would be tuned according to the academic syllabus.

In the later phases, this project aims to fight the teacher shortage in the rural government run schools by connecting the urban based volunteers to those schools via internet tools like skype.

The genesis of the project lies in efficient resource utilization. Government of Andhra Pradesh had invested heavily in promoting e-literacy, in 2008, in rural government schools. But the very basic nature of utter disregard towards the public assets made the infrastructure eat dust as the government ended its budgetary allocation from 2011.

"Digital AaSha" would like to get the installed infra functional with few repairs and modifications and give the benefit of digital education to those million minds in rural government schools.

Action Steps of the project include -

1. Getting the minor repairs to the computers.
2. Buying new computers where there is shortage of PCs.
3. Restoring the power connection to schools as well as provide power backup
4. Preparing/Collecting the digital content in vernacular medium for the benefit of the school students.
5. Appointing the full time/part time Computer Tutor to train the students as well as the teachers on the functional digital literacy.
6. In the later phases, to connect urban volunteers with the school students via Skype and other internet tools.
7. Providing the fully equipped schools with digital tools like LED TV and Projector for the fuller utilization of the lab and digital content.

It is expected that it may cost around Rs.1Lakh to Rs.1.25Lakhs per school for two complete academic years.

I could see "Digital Aasha" would be a revolutionary idea in filling the gaps persisting in the rural government schools. 
Project Requirement are clearly depicted in this poster
Project Requirement are clearly depicted in this poster
This Project File gives the complete details of 'DIGITAL AASHA'.
This Project File gives the complete details of 'DIGITAL AASHA'.
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18th May 2017
Dear Supporters,

Thanks to all for your hearty contributions.

I would like to introduce our team which has been actively involved in getting this project run effectively.

Rajesh, Vinay, Zakeer, Muniswamy, Pravallika and Shahin from the left most person in the picture.

I would like to update you on this project's reach and utility to the rural students.

Summer vacation started from the last week of april and the school was shutdown officially. But on our request, school principal allowed us to run a summer camp to provide the basic computer skills to the rural youth who are not the students of the school now.

Our summer camp in this Digital Lab is providing the digital education to students who are now pursuing 11th, 12th, Degree courses as well as girls who dropped their studies after their 10th class.

Right now we have around 30 students enrolled (in two batches) in this summer camp and are attending the class and lab regularly.

You can see our Governing Board Member Mr. Vinay Kumar inspecting the summer camp and suggesting ways to improve the utility of the lab.

This effective utilization of available resources could not have been possible with out your support - financial as well as moral.

Thanks once again.

Please spread the word and help us extend this project to few more schools in the rural areas. Keep supporting.

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