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Computer Mitra - Mobile Computer Lab For Rural Schools

Computer Mitra - Mobile computer lab for rural schools

 
Your helping hand will give a bright future to the students and will help them fulfil their dreams.

Today’s scenario - Go to any bank to open an account. You are asked to fill the form ONLINE and bring the attested printout.

For train reservation, though you stand in queue early in the morning, you will be told that the tickets are over as they are booked ONLINE by other people.

Complete procedure of Passport application is computerised and should be applied ONLINE. School and college projects have to be submitted ONLINE.

Lost PAN Card, AADHAR card, driving license etc (all government identities) can be reapplied ONLINE
There is so much ONLINE system today that even a primary school knows about“Google Search Engine.”

But is this the same case in rural India as well? What is the current situation of children attending Government schools and that too in rural India? Do they really know what that ONLINE means and how to reach there?

The answer is a BIG NO.

With his hard work, a student (who studied in Govt school) might have scored distinction in 10th standard. When he goes for further studies, with all his dreams, he realizes how behind he is by not even knowing what a COMPUTER is. What a keyboard and monitor are? How was he expected to know when he hadn’t studied about it at school for all these years?

Government is only focusing on DIGITALIZING India but what is the outcome of it when citizens do not know how to use it? Why is the Govt not thinking to add Computers as an important subject in the curriculum?

While there are no answers to these questions, ThinkSharp Foundation would not sit idle doing nothing. After seeing so many such scenarios in rural areas of Maharashtra, ThinkSharp Foundation has deeply felt the need of introducing Computers to the students studying in Govt schools in rural areas.

And thus TSF started to become a “Life Changer” for more than 7000 students from 34+ schools from rural areas of Maharashtra.

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 for better education. They should have opportunity to access the education they deserve. With this in mind, TSF has started the project “StudyMall” which aims to bridge 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 this dreams come true. Moving a step ahead, TSF has launched its “Computer Mitra - Mobile computer lab” (as part of StudyMall project) in rural schools.

It is our initiative in association with NIIT Foundation to teach computer skills to students from Govt.schools in rural areas of Maharashtra. (StudyMall location)

This program is designed in such a way that every high-school student will be aware of basic computer/IT Skills and will be ready for the 21st century education.

Course Details:

Name: Certificate course in IT for Beginners (CCIB)
Duration: 4 Months
Curriculum:
Introducing computer & operating system
Introducing Email and 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 certificate will be awarded to students who clear the exam.
 
Operation Model:

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.Aurnagabad, Maharashtra. 20 Students from the school have enrolled themselves for this program and it is being run successfully.
 
Next Step:
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.

Budget:
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 Commision 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

Media coverage for 1st Computer Mitra program
Media coverage for 1st Computer Mitra program
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9th March 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support. We are withdrawing funds to utilize for our project which was implemented recently. We shall keep you posted with pictures for your reference.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support. We are withdrawing funds to utilize for our project which was implemented recently. We shall keep you posted with pictures for your reference.
7th January 2020
We are using this fund towards starting Computer Mitra Program and library in 2 new schools.
We are using this fund towards starting Computer Mitra Program and library in 2 new schools.
21st October 2019
Dear Supporter

We are withdrawing the funds to pay students enrollment fees for another 25 students and salary for our trainer.

Thank you for your support.


Dear Supporter

We are withdrawing the funds to pay students enrollment fees for another 25 students and salary for our trainer.

Thank you for your support.


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