Village Computer Literacy Programme (VCLP) at Kakdwip
Status: Current | Owner: Mukti Kakdwip | Focus: Education | Category: Vocational Training
Village Computer Literacy Program (VCLP) Report
Published On: February 22, 2010
The Kashinagar High School is a mid to large size school comprising of approximately 750 students. The students are studious, meritorious but unfortunately do not possess the liberty of even having a computer in reality in their lives. Four computers from TCS were donated to this school which set-up a computer room. The teachings were imparted by computer literate teachers from the school, trained initially by two MUKTI volunteers who even helped with the set-up of the computer room. Not only the students but even their parents were excited. ... Read More...
TCS - Maitree (Kolkata), along with Mukti has initiated the Village Computer Literacy Program (VCLP). VCLP is designed to provide computer
education to village students and youth. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., Kolkata has donated 12 computers for the purpose. In the first phase of the
project one computer laboratory has been set up in Kasinagar High School near Kakdwip (about 90 Kms
from Kolkata). This school has current enrollment of 750 students. Mukti and TCS- Maitree volunteers are training the teachers under Faculty Development
The main goal of VCLP project designed by Mukti is to spread computer literacy in villages. The computer lab was set up in the school with the help of ‘Mukti-Kakdwip’, which is a new chapter of Mukti at Kakdwip, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India
Kashinagar is a small village in the Sunderban Deltas and is located about 90 kms from Kolkata. Cuurently, 755 students are enrolled in Kashinagar High School, most of whom belong to economically backward families. The school could not afford a computer lab, as a result, the students lacked the basic computer skills. The Principal, Mr Shyamal Kumar Samata understood the importance of having a computer lad facility in the school and acted immediately to start the program.
The teachings were imparted by computer literate teachers from the school, trained initially by two MUKTI volunteers who even helped with the set-up of the computer room. Not only the students but even their parents were excited. The classes are organized twice a week.
Since learning computers is a huge subject in itself and that these students were relatively unknown to this subject, the training program was primarily divided into two parts. The first was to impart Practical knowledge (Microsoft Office software packages like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Paint) and the second part was to impart Theoretical knowledge (basics of computer system, its architecture, numbering system etc.). The main emphasis was for students to have realized the knowledge of computer system and its application which in turn would help them in their higher studies. Keeping in mind the limitations in number of computers and training personnel (1 teacher and 4 computers), the computer classes were not made compulsory to the students. Only interested computer education seekers between classes V to X were entertained.
MUKTI received wide support from the school headmaster, Mr. Shyamal Samanta, who has been very keen and enthusiastic of the project. He is also happy with the VCLP Project – Case Study Village Computer Literacy Program - Kashinagar High School Computer Centre www.muktiweb.org ©MUKTI 2010 Page 2 progress of his students’ education in this subject. His idea aligns with ours in the sense that if we can provide and arrange more computers in the future, more and more students can facilitate from the program and make a better living or higher studies through it.
|September 21, 2008||The computer lab for VCLP project was inaugurated at Kashinagar High School in Kakdwip.|
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