Digital Literacy: Computer Labs in Govt Schools

Sitting in the comfort of our homes with every technology available, we seldom realize that there’s a less privileged section of the society, where girls in school get up in the morning, work in a few houses, go to school and come back in the evening and cook for the family. In between that, they try to steal time to do their homework. After their 10th Std, they typically end up as house- maids, work in factories or just get married. The genesis of setting up a Computer Lab in these Govt Schools was the fact if these girls can be provided the skills of the 21st century, they will have an equal opportunity when they step out into the world. We set up the first Computer Lab in Renuka Govt Higher Secondary School, Sarjapura in 2011. What started as a curious beginning, soon became a buzzing place for all the children as they started learning making documents, presentations and exploring the internet as a vista to the world. In 2018, we set up the Computer Lab in Reddy PU College, Domlur. In 2020, with sponsorship from Blue Prism, we set another lab in Sardar Vallabhabai PU College.

Further, we extended our outreach to 3 primary schools from 2017 onwards in Domlur and Kasavanahalli, Bengaluru.

Next, we wanted to introduce Programming Skills to the schools . With support from Infosys, we got the teachers trained on Scratch Programming skills and the subject teachers introduced to PHET

Over the years, we’ve touched about 5000 students with digital literacy skills.

Alumni Catch up at Renuka School

Merry Christmas with a little update from #MyLIttleBit to bring you a little smile…………Everyone has an alumni. We do too! Meet our cheerful cherubs, Renuka School girls. In 2016, we started special classes for Maths & Science in grade 10 for a select set of 10 underprivileged girls every year. Last few years, have seen the toppers emerging from here. In addition, they are pursuing their higher education with immense hunger and clear goals to get into Cloud Technology, Full Stack Computing, Commerce and Accountancy, Banking Profession and others. Their passion kindles our imagination to do more. What started as a small experiment from MyLIttleBit, has indeed made a difference to the future of these girls to change a generation.

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