The Disruptive Digital Intervention (DDI) Program is a long-term sustainable initiative to provide a motivating and encouraging environment for Government High school students from socio-economically marginalized sections of the society in both the Urban and Rural areas of Telangana by setting up Digital Labs. These Labs will serve as a secondary source of learning for students, apart from the teachers, while taking them a step closer towards Digital Literacy.
HYSEA in partnership with Government of Telangana and Nirmaan as the nodal NGO partner, is planning to establish Digital Labs at various Government High Schools which have supportive school managements and good students strength. The objective of the program is to provide Computer Education to the students of Government High Schools so that the children will be able to use the computers as the secondary source of learning while teachers being the primary source.
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HYSEA – Nirmaan Commitments to a government high school through setup of digital lab
|S.No||Problem Statement||Commitment||Impact Indicator|
|1||Many schools are not having computers. Hence, students do not have access/exposure to computers||1:3 computer students’ ratio. In other words, every student would get minimum 15 minutes of time during the lab||Every Child will have good access to computer facility|
|2||Few schools have computers given by Corporates/NGOs/Govt, but students not able to utilise as there is no skilled Computer Trainer||A Computer Trainer/Coordinator||Every Child will have access to a good Teacher and hence learning is ensured|
|3||In many schools, computers become non-functional due to repairs in hardware or software||Annual Maintenance||Downtime of computers is minimal|
|4||Schools, especially, in rural areas have frequent power cuts. This is one of the major ground level issue which is a hindrance for students learning.||A power backup(UPS/Inverter)||Maximum system utilization|
|5||Students are not able to utilise the online learning facilities. They are not able to use internet for education purpose as secondary source of learning.||A high speed broadband internet connectivity; Projector/LED TV and audio facility||Online teaching through live streaming and recorded video lessons. Students using educational websites|
Appointment of a dedicated Computer coordinator at each Lab
Equipping the government school with fully functional digital lab
An individual Child Performance tracking system to keep track on students learning progress
Ensuring the maintenance of Digital Labs for their long-term sustainability
Reached 10000+ students in over 24 schools in over 10 districts of Telangana (Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medchal, Sangareddy, Siricilla, Siddipet, Nizamabad, Yadadri Bhongir, Vikarabad, Adilabad)
Before starting the computer classes, we are not able to use computers at all. I was even afraid of computers before. But now I am able to use computers for my project works and also I
have prepared the documents in computers on my own. Thank you so much for providing this opportunity for us.
– Samprita (9th class), ZPHS Cheekurthy
The computers classes are very helpful to students. Student’s attendance has significantly increased after starting the computer classes. Students are eager and showing a lot of interest in learning about the computers and are being competitive with one another. Scope of learning computers and gaining English knowledge has increased significantly.
-Gouri Shanker, M.Sc., M.Ed, Head Master
Though I know how to start the computer and operate it, I was only thinking that it is useful to play games. This lab helped me know what computer exactly is meant for, it’s various uses which I don’t know. Because of this lab, I got a chance to improve my typing skills and computer knowledge from entry level. There was no person to teach me, now I can clarify my doubts and learn new things daily because of the computer trainer.
– Lokesh (VIII student)
HYSEA selected Nirmaan as Knowledge and Impact partner for the program
Started Coding curriculum in partnership with Girls who code and Raspberry pi organizations.
Conducted 3 training sessions to the computer trainers with the support of IT industry.
Setup coding clubs (Raspberry PI Club, Web Design Club) in couple of schools.
How can you support
Want to establish digital labs in govt schools and enhance students learning?
NOMINATE A SCHOOL
If you are a school headmaster or an influential person in a school you can nominate/enroll a school by filling in basic details
Both the above buttons will redirect you to DDI project’s homepage