Adani Foundation set to help weak students in Jharkhand & Gujarat

Adani Foundation set to help weak students in Jharkhand & Gujarat

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New Delhi, Apr 24: In an effort to change the contours of education in Jharkhand and Gujarat, Adani Foundation has launched smart e-learning project for academically weak students of government schools in Jharkhand and Gujarat. Adani Foundation launched the Gyanodaya smart e-learning project in 150 Government Schools of Godda, Jharkhand and has undertaken a major drive to instill confidence in students who are weak in academics in 17 Primary Government Schools in the Kutch region, according to a statement here on Wednesday.

Through the Gyanodaya smart e-learning project, more than 40,000 children from the tribal districts of Godda are currently reaping the benefits and going forward this project will reach out to more than one lakh students in 600 High Schools essentially to bridge the gaps in quality education and complement the traditional teaching methodologies.  The Project, which began in July 2018, engages and interacts with students through e-learning videos. The unique element of this module is an assessment which is done at the end of the session and students are given feedback for further improvement. The audio-visual medium makes learning interesting which improves retention and attendance leading to an increase in overall performance.

The Project has received huge encouragement from the District Administration led by Godda District Collector, Godda Kiran Kumar Pasi. The project was also recognised by Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das as a pioneering project towards improving the quality of education in remote areas of Jharkhand.  Adani Foundation is implementing this project with support from Eckovation.

Speaking on this occasion, Adani Foundation Chairperson Dr Priti Adani said: ''By applying technology we are ensuring quality education like smart classes in schools to remote tribal areas, thereby helping students to improve comprehension and building enthusiasm in attending school. This will lead in students excelling in education and becoming better citizens.'' In the Kutch region of Gujarat, Adani Foundation has undertaken a major drive in 17 Primary Government Schools to instill confidence in students who are weak in academics. These Priya Vidyarthi (name given by the Government for students who are academically weak), will be supported under project Utthan initiated by Adani Foundation.

This project initiated in August 2018 has been heartily welcomed by teachers, parents and students. Under Project Utthan, special classes are organised in schools to strengthen three fundamentals- reading, comprehension and writing. Students from standard 1-4 are taught in English and the schools have been provided with a smart class library, books and sports equipment for their holistic development.
This initiative is a part of Adani Foundation’s commitment to social uplift and is generating great response.

The Adani Group is one of India’s leading business houses with revenue of over USD12 billion. Founded in 1988, Adani has grown to become a global integrated infrastructure player with businesses in key industry verticals - resources, logistics, energy and agro. (UNI)