Next Education imparts technical computer skills to over 49,000 rural students in over 86 schools

Next Education imparts technical computer skills to over 49,000 rural students in over 86 schools
Abhay Anand | Jun 28, 2018 - 4 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, MAY 7: Through an innovative initiative that highlights its passion for accessible technology-based education, Next Education India Pvt. Ltd. – one of India’s leading tech-based education solutions providers – has provided computer education to underprivileged children studying in over 86 schools of the Raigad district.

The project provided the infrastructure and training for comprehensive computer education, and even set up 71 formal Education Centres in the rural areas of Mahad and Mangaon in Raigad. The project has also provided support to differently-abled children through the provision of books, computer-based training equipment, audio-visual projectors, and computers with special software that help these students join the mainstream.

To date, the initiative has provided relevant computer education and training to over 49,000 underprivileged children living in Raigad’s rural slums.

The program, named Computer Masti, conducted in partnership with Swades Foundation, had 5 focus areas – education and literacy enhancement, skill development and empowerment, teacher training, community welfare development, and education infrastructure development. Next Education has provided Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) based applications in well-equipped computer labs, with self-paced instructors and learning aids.

Commenting on the project, Beas Dev Ralhan, Co-Founder & CEO, Next Education, said, “We are extremely pleased with the success and impact of Computer Masti, as it has helped us make education accessible to children of various backgrounds. Education is meant for all and with technology being the future, providing this learning opens up new and better opportunities and more relevant knowledge for the torchbearers of tomorrow. We are proud of the progress we have made and look forward to enhancing the technological education of thousands of more students in the future.”

The Computer Masti project is a comprehensive computer science curriculum created by professors of computer science at IIT Bombay in collaboration with Next Education. Next Education’s mission is of delivering quality educational content to all students, including those limited means in the remotest corners of India. By investing into initiatives like these, Next Education is building a more prosperous future for thousands of Indian children through the use of technology and advanced educational pedagogies.

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