Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools

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Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools

Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools

  • Recently a joint initiative for Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools for Tribal Schools has been signed.
  • The MoU has been signed by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India and Microsoft Company to technically enrich tribal schools.

Key points

  • Under this agreement, Tribal Ministry and Microsoft Company will work together on digital transformation of schools like Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and Ashram Schools started by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • This will strengthen inclusive growth and skill-based economy. Under this program, 250 Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) schools have been adopted by Microsoft in the first phase, out of which 50 Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) schools will be given intensive training. Additionally, 500 trainers will also be trained in the first phase.
  • Digital programs for schools and other institutions are being run under the online program ‘Empowerment’ of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Microsoft has also reached an agreement to speed up the success of this program.
  • The aim is to make teachers and students qualified in the next generation of digital technologies including Artificial Intelligence.
  • In addition, this initiative will provide tribal students in India with the necessary skills through digital transformation.
  • It will also start a new chapter with AI being part of the syllabus of Coding.

Eklavya Model Residential School- EMRS

  • The Eklavya Adarsh ​​Residential School Scheme was started in the year 1998 by the Government of India. The first school was opened in the year 2000 under the Maharashtra Eklavya Model Residential School- EMRS scheme.
  • Connecting tribals to the mainstream and educating them has always been a challenging task for the government, in such circumstances, Eklavya Model Residential School- EMRS is proving to be a boon for delivering education to these target groups.
  • Eklavya Model Residential School- EMRS has also opened up new dimensions for the education of girls.

Ashram Schools

  • In order to promote education, especially in Naxal-affected tribal areas, the Government of India opened Ashram Schools in the year 2008-09.
  • Educational facilities for both girls and boys are being promoted in these ashram schools in an environment conducive to education.

Source: PIB

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