Adani Vidya Mandir, Surguja provides 410 students with tablets
Aims to facilitate better learning experiences through digital learning
Surguja, 14 November 2022: Adani Vidya Mandir (AVM), run by the Adani Foundation in Surguja has made a significant step toward giving tribal students a modern learning experience by providing them with personalised tablets with customised content as per their grades. All 410 students in classes 4 to 10 will each have their own tablet allowing them to access self-paced learning even after school hours on a digitalized and customised tablet without the need for the Internet.
AVM is a co-educational, English medium school affiliated to CBSE and provides education to children from in and around Surguja, many of whom come from underprivileged backgrounds. Most of them are first-generation learners, who lack access to the Internet, modern technology, and even the most fundamental academic after-school help. The school aims to assist students in realising their full potential by providing a learner-friendly environment and devoted instructors.
The Adani Foundation Chairperson Dr Priti Adani said: “Adani Vidya Mandir in Surguja caters to a highly marginalized population. With access to digital tools, the students will be equipped with an improved educational experience as well as ease of learning. Ultimately, we hope that the success of these children will empower their families and communities.”
This move is beneficial considering that the school is in a remote location that is deprived of sources like coaching, tuition, online classes, varied assessment techniques, and expert guidance. It will also enhance the professional skills of the teachers.
The school has also converted seven classrooms into digital learning spaces to improve the teaching and learning experience. Digitalization in school will provide good content and enhance the skills of the teachers, which will be beneficial to students in improving their knowledge and learning steps. The students will benefit immensely from the assistance provided by the renowned e-Learning platform Byju’s in enhancing their learning and academic results.
Surguja is one of Chhattisgarh’s oldest districts, with scheduled tribes constituting most of the population. About 58% of the land in the district is covered by forests. Difficult geography, poor infrastructure, and high levels of underdevelopment and poverty pose multiple challenges. The Adani Group's entry into the state has helped to restore some sense of normalcy to the lives of the tribal people.
The Group’s CSR arm, Adani Foundation, conducts many programmes of education, health, livelihood promotion and infrastructure development along with Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (RRVUNL).
About the Adani Foundation
Established in 1996, the Adani Foundation is one of the world’s most wide-reaching social support organisations with outreach programs that cover 3.7 million people in 2,409 villages across the length and breadth of India. It focuses on quality education, community health, skill development, sustainable livelihood development and rural infrastructure development, and supports a range of special projects for child nutrition and the empowerment of women.