Delhi, Monday, 16th May 2022: With the use of technology at a sudden surge and newer innovations unfolding every minute, the knowledge of digital technology has become a prerequisite for any career choice. Keeping in consideration the need-of-the-hour of making the underprivileged children future-ready, Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, partnered with Avaya for support towards setting up eight Digital Classrooms in Satya Bharti Schools in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
The objective is to empower students by developing future-ready skills to help them become responsible digital citizens, innovators, communicators, and global collaborators. The concept is to use TV and high-quality content apps to support quality teaching sessions in schools across rural areas. This set up will help improve the learning experience of students, using smart TV along with a mobile/ tablet for chrome casting for ease in classroom transactions.
Vishal Agrawal, Managing Director – India & SAARC, Avaya, said: “At Avaya, we are committed to improving educational opportunities for young students around the world. Through the use of technology, we’re able to foster new skills and opportunities that can help narrow performance gaps and level the educational playing field.we believe it is our responsibility to help make the world a better place, and together with our employees, communities, customers, suppliers, and community partners, we are working to make that a reality This program with Bharti Foundation aims to inspire and equip children to approach technology and problem-solving by creating an open atmosphere for learning,”
The digital class help familiarize students with technological advancements, starting from the basics. With first-hand experience and understanding of digital technology, the students will develop skillset that will help them develop analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
Speaking on the partnership, Ms. Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “It has been Bharti Foundation’s continuous endeavor to support holistic and quality education. We strongly believe that every student should be equipped, inspired, and empowered to pursue their passion. It is an imperative need of the hour to integrate and embed technology for classroom transaction. We would like to thank corporates like Avaya for their support in helping us in our journey of bringing technology enabled education to schools. ”
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About Bharti Foundation
Bharti Foundation was set up in the year 2000 as the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises. It implements and supports programs in primary, secondary and higher education as well as sanitation. Since 2006, the flagship Satya Bharti School Program has been providing free quality education to thousands of underprivileged children in 183 schools in rural areas across six states, with a focus on the girl child. The impact of quality education has been scaled-up by transferring the learning and good practices of this program to 2,35,440 students studying in 802 partner government schools across 14 states and union territories, through the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program, since 2013. Satya Bharti Abhiyan, the sanitation initiative started in 2014, has benefitted 1,86,461 beneficiaries by improving sanitation conditions in the districts of Punjab, providing access to toilets and by fostering behavioral change in communities. Together, these programs have cumulatively impacted over 2 million community members.