Few could have imagined for a single-storey Rajkiya Prathmik Pathshala in the adjacent village of Shalamu, with stone block steps and basic infrastructure to have access to computers for its students. Sri Badrika Ashram had donated two computers to the school in November 2019.
Continuing in the endeavour to instil confidence and help students explore their inherent potential, volunteers from the Ashram pioneered weekly computer classes for primary students at the Government Primary School.
Starting 7th December 2019, every Saturday, students up to grade 5 are being taught the basics of computers including its functioning and introduction to applications like MS Paint, MS Word etc.
This new subject has been well received by the students. At their young age, they seem to accept its relevance to their future. Students watched with rapt attention and their first experience at handling the ‘mouse’ brought in many squeals of delight. It’s always heartening to witness the springs of amusement and zeal among the students as they learn something new and illustrate their imagination on the screen on a Paint window or typed letters in big or small fonts in varied colours. The School administration led by Mr Devender Singh extended full support to carry forward this initiative.