In this fast paced world, it not easy to manage without computers. Indeed, they play a great role at our workplace and it is mandatory to know all about it beforehand. Hence, the knowledge of computers has to be inculcated in this generation as we are transforming into 'Digital India'. However, most schools still generally focus on textual learning rather than a digital approach.
"There are a few computers in my school but they do not function anymore and computer is taught only with books. My father is a carpenter and I had never used a laptop before joining this class," said Sulekha, a class 8 student.
In order to mitigate the situation, Rajan Shrivastava started an organization -- Shree Narayan Sanskritik Chetna Trust -- to help underprivileged children in learning about computers.
About the trust
- Shree Narayan Sanskritik Chetna Trust was initially started in Chaukhandi village
- It has started an initiative called 'computer classes on wheels' to help the underprivileged school girls learn computers
- They run this computer learning centre in a van, with eight laptops and a trainer
- This van has been stationed at the entrance of the village for the last two months
- Despite one teacher, it runs four batches a day, so that each student is able to explicitly decipher the concepts
What motivated Ranjan Shrivastav's for this initiative?
Rajan Shrivastava, the man behind this noble approach, explained what impelled him to help the needy:
"The trust has been founded in the memory of my parents to assist the underprivileged section of our society. When we visited Garhi Chaukhandi village, we found that the education system is not good. Therefore, we decided to run a computer school," said Shrivastava.
- It is high time now that our teachers and educationists realize that it is the needy who truly need education.
- Students in Garhi Chaukhandi, a semi urban village, in Noida Sector 121 are facing a desperate need to learn computers.
- "I was elated after I learned to type on laptop. My school teaches computer from class 9 onwards. But I learned to operate computer in class 8 itself," said Sulekha.
Similarly, as many as 80 students have been enrolled in this program.
First of all, students need to clear their basic knowledge towards the subject and then deal with textual knowledge. The syllabus includes:
- MS Office
- MS Excel
- Power point presentation
Student teacher affection
The only trainer of this program, Deepmala Rani, has been moved by the enthusiasm of these young children, for she has keeping a critical eye over the training. After completing her education, she decided to teach to add meaning to her life.
"I have lived in Noida and know that there is limited opportunity for girls to learn computer education in the city. That is why I decided to work as a teacher. It gives me immense satisfaction that my work will help other girls and inspire them," said Rani.
Students are completely enthralled by her efforts, for they too want to teach and help the society like her.
"I want to become a teacher after I complete my college education. Like our trainer, I also want to help other girls," said Karishma Sutar, a class 10 student.