After the successful project in building toilet blocks for school girls in Bareilly, India, we have just launched a new project in cooperation with our partner club RC Rohilkhand India. This time our focus is on E-learning transformation for the pupils from 5 schools in Bareilly.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson mandela
When we talk about e-learning, the things that come into mind might be online courses or the resources online that could provide some additional information for a school assignment/project. It is something nice to have on top of what can be learned from teachers at school or from books. In Bareilly, which is located in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh, according to a recent report, only one teacher is available for 5 classes in some schools. 1 Due to this shortage of teachers, pupils can hardly learn anything from the schools. Many of them turn up late for school or they simply drop out after a while. Even in schools with enough teachers, many of them are not as qualified as required.2
Supporting education is one of the key causes of Rotary. Our club would like to make an impact in helping the pupils in these 5 schools in Bareilly by giving them a chance in changing their lives via the e-learning equipment from us regardless of the limited teaching resources. One example would be: with the equipment provided by our clubs, more than 8000 free video lessons from Khan Academy on various school subjects would become easily accessible to the pupils at these schools.
To support this project, we need to make a contribution of €2,600 in total. We have started with fundraising since April 2022, where we have already raised around €600 by offering Indian food to residents in the Leidsche Rijn neighborhood on the King’s Day celebration. More fundraising events will be planned soon in the coming months. Please stay tuned and follow our latest events on Facebook or Instagram. For donations, the club account is listed as below:
Stichting Community Service Rotary Club Utrecht International
- 77% primary schools lack required number of specialized teachers | Pune News – Times of India (indiatimes.com)https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/77-primary-schools-lack-required-number-of-specialized-teachers/articleshow/59964584.cms