Kerala’s government schools through a two-day camp next month, are going to teach 60,000 high school students in animation, electronics, hardware, cyber-safety and Malayalam computing.
Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), on September 7-10, will organise the ‘Hi School Kuttikootam’ programme at 1,531 centres across the state to empower the students in these fields by giving them regular training.
“Hi-School Kuttikkootam has indeed become the largest student network of its kind in ICT in India. These students would in turn train other students in their schools. As many as one million students would be directly benefited immediately by this training in the coming days and this would have a larger and visible impact in the society,” said KITE Vice Chairman and Executive Director K. Anvar Sadath.
During the training, children have to prepare circuits in the electronic kits at schools, use of raspberry mini-computer and development of edutainment softwares using visual programming application Scratch.
During the training, training to students in areas such as Internet discipline, cyber safety and privacy ensuring mechanisms, will also be imparted. The students would also get training on hardware that will include operating and maintaining the ICT equipment provided to classrooms, necessary software installations and rectify connectivity issues.