ALIG Educational and Welfare Society (ALIG Society), an India based NGO has collaborated with Dubai based international iSTEAM and technology company, Coded Minds, to train Government School Students (Class 5 to Class 10) from 6 different cities i.e. Jamshedpur, Lucknow, Aligarh, Moradabad, Baranski and Kolkata in English Communication, Animation and App Development. This 8-week course will start 1st of July 2020.
As a pilot initiative, 70 students have been selected for the program. More students will be added to the program in the second phase of this initiative.
This innovative pedagogical approach is the first of its kind, where students of Government schools in Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bengal will be receiving Technology Education, from an international company through online classes.
The 70 selected students, across the 6 cities are being provided with tablets by ALIG, for a two-month period. This two-month summer course will develop a mindset among students to not only break down complex problems into more manageable solutions, but will also equip the learners with a developmental mindset, which will ultimately improve learning agility.
Omar Farooqui, Founder & President of Coded Minds Global believes that such a collaboration will go a long way. “Coded Minds is proud, with the support of ALIG, we will be empowering the children of India with the technological skills needed for the 21st century.”
“The education sector, globally is facing a lot of challenges. To prepare students for future challenges, we need to not only reinvent curriculum, we need to also change how it is being delivered through classrooms, and teaching methods. iSTEAM education is the future and the sooner we embrace it the better,” said Farooqui.
Farooqui said, Coded Minds, is operating in 6 different countries, and is already offering education to hundreds of Indian expatriate students in the UAE. “In the UAE, Indian children come under the top three demographics of our student data base,” he added.
In the last 12 years, ALIG Educational and Welfare Society has reached out to more than 30,000 direct beneficiaries through different programs and initiatives in Education, Health and Skill training sectors.
Under the Support a School Program, more than 12000 students in 47 Government Schools are being inspired to dream.
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