Arohi, a pilot project, is now spread across 1,541 schools in Uttaranchal, aimed at using technology intervention in delivery of education and imparting technology education through the use of computers and the latest e-Learning methods.
It is a preconceived fallacious notion of many Indians that the quality of government school teaching is relatively poorer than the public schools. To break the womb of this controversy between public school and government school in India, Arohi presents a classic case of how technology could create a pool of not just talented teachers, but talented students. The use of technology has seen reduction in dropout rates, low levels of absenteeism and improvement in grades of students. It's a success story in itself on low cost education whereby a student who could afford was expected to pay only Rs 10 per month. An active support by the government ensured that the basic infrastructure in terms of hardware and software was set in place and teachers trained to be active participant in the entire exercise.
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