Aahwahan To Provide Free Education And Digital Literacy To Rural Children
Education on wheels initiative has reached out to 12,860 students and provided placements to 268 girls.
Aahwahan Foundation, a Bengaluru-based NGO working in pan India, aims to bring equality in society through its various measures focused on eradicating poverty, unemployment, women inequality, and promoting girl's education.
After analyzing that the dropout rate in government schools is much higher than the enrollment rate particularly among girls, Aahwahan’s team of experts started visiting various villages to educate and motivate parents and students about the necessity of education. Along with giving tutoring, the NGO also enableS them in obtaining employment in a variety of settings and eventually becoming self-sufficient and financially secure.
Under this initiative, the foundation launched a program ‘Computer on Wheels’ where they find a village in Karnataka like Mallapura, Kamaluru, Koneripura, and coordinate with its president to inquire about the students who need skill development. The volunteers also meet the family and, if need be, set up temporary computer labs in government schools for three to six months to train youngsters of the village and neighbouring villages. After completion of the course, the students are entitled to get a certificate from the corporate training company NIIT.
Aahwahan has been successful in providing digital literacy and spreading education awareness to a substantial number of people, reaching students in even the most remote areas, and in doing so, we have been able to influence society by lessening the dropout rates, ramping up literacy rates, and providing quality education to students by encouraging them. The initiative has also benefited students and their families by generating employment opportunities and promoting gender equality.
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