The Pune Zilla Parishad and Vedanta Foundation have signed a memorandum of understanding to extend its e-learning programme to over 1000 zilla parishad upper primary schools in Pune.
Speaking about the MOU, Anil Kawade, chief executive officer of Pune Zilla Parishad said we have evaluated the impact of Vedanta’s e-shiksha programme in Pune schools where it has already been implemented. The students of these schools are able to grasp subjects better and retain it over a longer period of time. We want students from other schools to benefit from this initiative”.
Over one lakh underprivileged students from standard five to seven will benefit from the initiative that aims to make learning interesting and interactive through the use of technology aided learning. As per the MoU, Vedanta Foundation will provide software solutions including text book based educational software, and e-content based on course curriculum in local language. The initiative will also entail Vedanta training about 1000 teachers from select schools in a span of three months on the use of new technology.
Ravi Krishnan, CEO of the foundation said the foundation is committed to make the programme available for many more students. At present, over six lakh students in 5720 schools across six states have benefited from the programme, the foundation said.
Source: Times of India