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Volunteers of NGO Shikshan have been dedicated to imparting knowledge in the field of computer sciences to students of public schools in Bengaluru. 

Story so far: Co-founder of Shikshan, Vinod Kartavya discovered that while computer education is easily accessible in private schools, government schools lack the proper infrastructure to provide the same. Volunteers at the NGO pooled some money to purchase two second-hand computers in addition to conducting classes in computer science. 

  • After the introduction of the computer systems in classrooms, the attendance of 10th standard students jumped from 50% to 90% on Saturdays. 
  • Huawei, after observing the growth in these schools, contributed 24 computers that are being installed in public schools around the city, in areas such as Shantinagar, Kaggadaspura, Vasanth Nagar and Shivajinagar among others. 

Digital India: The future of the country is digital, and while most young children have no problem operating modern technology, Shikshan brought to light the few students who struggle to carry out basic functions on a computer. 

  • Kartavya identified that the primary obstacle is the lack of infrastructure in government schools in the form of teaching staff and computer systems. However, with the contribution of the NGO, students’ interest in computer science has been piqued.

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