Saturday, October 06, 2012
Sirsa village is 1st in Haryana to get American India Foundation's Education Program
Sirsa village is 1st in Haryana to get American India Foundation's Education Program-Digital Equalizer
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
06 October 2012
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Sirsa Village Ding is 1st in Haryana to get American India Foundation's Education Program- Digital Equalizer.
In this Video: Deputy Commissioner Sirsa Dr J Ganesan Inaugurates the program at Ding DEIT. Director American India Foundation Mr J. Sunder Krishnan explains in detail about the benefits of the project.
Dr. J Ganesan IAS while taking to media said that such projects especially starting in the Villages by the American India Foundation Trust are aimed to help bring in social and economic change in India.
The organization’s focus is on multiple sectors requiring intensive intervention. These core sectors are Education, Livelihood, Bridging the digital divide in education, Health, Women’s Empowerment. In addition to these there’s also Clinton Service Corps Fellowship. The beneficiaries of these initiatives are the socially and economically disadvantaged communities residing in the rural and urban areas. American India Foundation’s Digital Equalizer program focuses on bridging the knowledge–divide by leveraging the potential of Digital Technology, Computers and Multi-Media Tools in the under-resourced schools in India. The focus is on empowering the subject teachers by imparting the need-based Technology training, covering wide spectrum of skills required in day-to-day teaching.
Under this program, training shall be imparted to Pre-service teachers and In-service teachers at DIET. The teacher training would cover the following: Basics of Computers, Using internet as a tool for research and communication, Development of Multimedia lessons, Using Multimedia curriculum content to teach subjects, Project based learning methods etc.