Gurugram, Dec 13 (IANS) State-of-the-art computer laboratories were inaugurated in three government schools in Haryana’s Gurugram district as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Haryana government with Candor TechSpace, a spokesperson said here on Thursday.
“This initiative is a contribution towards government initiatives to improve digital literacy and to bridge the digital divide in India. The initiative aims to provide underprivileged students an access to modern technology, computers and the internet.
“We have launched this initiative to address this need-gap and to ensure that each and every student, regardless of their background, gets an opportunity to be digitally literate. We are confident that it will help these youngsters to pick up a broad set of digital skills, making them more confident in their future endeavours,” a spokesperson for Candor TechSpace said.
“Our initiative has received an overwhelming response from both teachers and students. With easy access to the internet, students are being able to research about topics in just minutes,” the spokesperson said.
Under the Digital India vision, Candor TechSpace had signed MoU with the Haryana government to set up fully equipped computer labs in five government schools with an aim to launch a campaign called “From Blackboard to Digital Board – Bridging the Digital Divide”.
Each lab is equipped with 20 computers and secure internet connection which is managed by People for Action.
“This initiative is to connect the underprivileged students to the modern world of technology by educating them with all aspects and applications of a computer which opens doors of opportunity for them.
“Given the significant role ICT plays, especially in the educational sector, measures must be taken to drive ICT empowerment within the classroom. We are confident that it will add a new dimension to their learning,” Munish Sharma, an IAS officer in Haryana, said.