Bridging the Digital Divide.
In today’s digital world one would not be able to survive, nor get benefit of Government services, if one did not know, how to use computers. In addition, there would be no job in future where some or other computer application would not be there, which will make a non-computer educated person a misfit for that job and consequently in our society. Hence knowing computers is no more a luxury but a basic necessity.
Computer Shiksha came into existence as a dream of IT and management professionals who vowed to address the challenge of Digital Divide. Digital Divide is a very serious and prevalent issue which is not being addressed by most institutions. The major pain points are expensive hardware, maintenance of this hardware, lack of trainers (if a trainer is good, then why he/she wouldn’t work in industry and earn more rather than in school/NGO), improper curriculum, lack of delivery mechanism and total disconnect between Government prescribed course and what industry may prefer.
To address these aspects, Computer Shiksha was born and after interactions with the various schools/NGOs , it became clear that unless all these pain points are addressed by CS free of cost, computer education cannot take off.
Computer Shiksha’s strength as an organization lies in its ability to manage people, process and technology. In its dream to bridge the digital divide in India CS intend catering to all sections of society which are not computer literate. CS have started at the bottom of the pyramid by enabling those who have the least hope of getting computer literate in the near future.
Computer Shiksha are always looking for new partners and access to finance to fund the important work they do. To find out more visit: http://www.computershiksha.org
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