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Dell, Sikshana Foundation & Karnataka govt partner for digital education

Anil Urs Bengaluru | Updated on September 14, 2018 Published on September 14, 2018

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Karnataka launches Sikshana’s Tech in Education Program in 57 Model Schools

Sikshana Foundation in association with Dell and the Karnataka Government has launched Sikshana’s Technology in Education Program - STEP, in 57 Model Schools – Karnataka Public Schools.

STEP aims at motivating schools to engage and integrate technology in their daily teaching and learning processes. The model employs a dual approach which builds the basic ICT (Information Communication Technology) skills and 21st-century skills in students. Also, empowers teachers to leverage technology in the classrooms in an experiential manner.

This is enabled through the hardware provided by Dell & the offline content package and other inputs developed by Sikshana.

STEP was officially launched by the Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Karnataka Minister of Education N. Mahesh recently.

Rudramuni B, Vice President and Head, Dell R&D India Center and Archana Sahay, CSR Head- APJ at Dell EMC and Prasanna Vadayar, CEO, Sikshana Foundation were recognized by Chief Minister for their contribution in the field of education.

As a part of the association, Dell laptops have been gifted to the Karnataka Public Schools to train teachers and the students.

Elaborating on Dell’s commitment to make digital education accessible to all, Rajeev Kapoor, India Vice President and CSR Campion at Dell said, “Technology connects people in meaningful ways and has the power to create new opportunities and boost economic growth and well-being.”

“Through this partnership, we aim to help the underprivileged children learn the use of technology and new-age skills, thus enabling a brighter future,” he added.

Sikshana Foundation in collaboration with Dell has been providing STEP (Sikshana’s Technology in Education Program) since 2009. The program was started with a handful of schools and is now being offered in 300 plus schools of rural Karnataka in partnership with Dell, impacting more than 15,000 students.

In August 2018 Sikshana & Dell signed a MoU with the Karnataka Department of Education for implementing STEP in 57 Model schools identified by the government these schools are also known as Karnataka Public Schools.

As per the MoU Dell will be providing necessary hardware for implementation of the program along with other inputs which would be developed by Sikshana Foundation.

Published on September 14, 2018
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