Panaji: The education department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vedanta Ltd-Sesa Goa Iron Ore, for implementing Vedanta E-Shiksha under the Vedanta E-Shiksha@Schools programme, in 457 schools in Goa.
As per the MoU, e-content will be provided to Goan schools from classes V to X on all subjects. The MoU was signed by the director of education Gajanan Bhat, and the head of Corporate Affairs, Vedanta Limited-Sesa Goa Iron Ore A N Joshi as well as Taher Vohra, the regional manager (West), Vedanta Foundation on Tuesday.
Vedanta E-Shiksha@Schools programme is designed to provide quality education tools to the underprivileged children, which complements the state government’s vision to provide quality education infrastructure to the students. The programme runs on a Public-Private Partnership model and implemented in co-ordination with the state government.
The Vedanta E-Shiksha@Schools programme was successfully implemented in 349 schools across 11 blocks of Goa, during 2009 and 2012, reaching out to students of classes V to VII. Furthermore, 755 teachers have been trained and 39,500 computer books distributed benefitting 66,965 students.
Speaking on the occasion, director of education applauded the initiative of the company for its liberal efforts in strengthening the educational process, and urged corporate houses to emulate Vedanta Limited. “We must do all we can to maintain the number one position of Goa in the field of education,” he added.
The company offers interactive multimedia e-content, training teachers, providing library and technical support team to monitor the project. The particular initiative, supported by the technology-led education aims at improving performance of students in academics, and further facilitates their overall personality development.
The initiative will also try to decrease the dropout rate and absenteeism, improve motivation level and knowledge of teachers with a scalable teacher training programme, and implement an innovative as well as creative curriculum that enhances the learning process