E - learning at the doorsteps
The rural youth have little or no exposure to e-learning leave aside the
challenges of training youth in ICT skills and giving them meaningful employment
opportunities. Many of them have not seen computers as schools in the rural
areas provide no such learning. Any desire for e-learning means going to Alwar
which may be beyond their means.
Established on June 21, 2007, at Vijay Mandir,
Alwar, the Computer Literacy Centre (CLC) exposes rural children to e-learning
and trains youth in ICT skills. Equipped with a modern computer lab, SAPNA has
tied up with Rajasthan Knowledge
Corporation Limited (RKCL) to run the RS-CIT course (Rajasthan State Certificate
Course in Information Technology). Windows Vista, MS office, Database management
system, Internet, Personal Information Manager, etc., are part of the 132 hours
(three months), two hours-a-day curriculum. It is an audio visual programme
supported by a facilitator.
examination is online and instant e-certification is done by the Vardhaman
Mahaveer Open University, Kota. This certificate course is approved by the
Department of Information Technology & Communication, Government of Rajasthan.
The overall objective of the project is to provide computer literacy training to the rural youth and prepare rural graduates to be “industry ready” in IT skills and hence enhance employment opportunities.
The main targeted beneficiaries are students of the rural areas who have completed their schooling (Secondary, Senior Secondary and Graduation) for whom training in some high tech. institutes would be beyond their means.
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Proposal for Supporting Computer Literacy Program