According to the Census of 2011, India’s female literacy rate is just 65% lower than the world average of 80% but there has been a significant improvement since 1971 when it was mere 18%. Although in Jharkhand this number is still lower than the national average and stands at 55.42% , highlighting the necessity of efforts required to stand along with the nation. In the coming decade, India is going to have the largest and the youngest working population in the world. Therefore, it is crucial for the youth to be not just literate but to be job ready in order to accelerate the growth of the country.
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Scheme was introduced by the Government of India in 2004 to remove gender disparities persisting in rural areas and majorly among disadvantaged communities. It is a residential school scheme where basic necessities of girl students are taken care of to encourage girl students to study and hence increase the enrolments at upper primary level.
Gyanodaya Project in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya
Eckovation with the help of Godda District Administration and Adani Group has introduced Gyanodaya smart class in 50 schools of the district in the first phase, which will subsequently be introduced into more than 600 schools in the next phase. The initiative aims to provide Quality School Education in the district by leveraging technology with a focus on ensuring continuous monitoring and accountability in the system. The model is based on adaptive learning which caters to the particular needs of individual schools and students.
According to the survey conducted by the Eckovation team, it was found that shortage of teachers is one significant reason for increased dropout rate and it has been a hurdle for students in pursuing their dreams. Gyanodaya classes came as a solution to ensure continuous delivery of quality education to students so that they never stop learning.
Jyoti Kumari, Student, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV), Godda
Jyoti Kumari, a student of KGBV Godda says “Pictures and stories in videos helps in better understanding and retaining of concepts”. Likewise, other students shared their experience on how the interactive and fun-filled learning sessions has revived their lost interest in studies and now they are more enthusiastic to come to classes on daily basis.
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV), Sunderpahari, Godda
In the interaction with the students of KGBV Sunderpahari which is a naxal affected region and 80% of the girl students belong to the disadvantaged groups, it was astonishing to see high enthusiasm among students for their career. A student, China Rani tells how she aspires to become a doctor to serve the society and envisage a better future for her family. But the lack of resources restrain these kids from chasing their dreams. With Combined efforts of Eckovation team and teachers the regular career guidance and motivational sessions to these students has helped to build their self confidence, rediscover themselves and envision a better tomorrow for themselves. Their eyes now glitter with emotions with a strong desire in mind and a goal to achieve.
Neelima Kumari, a social science teacher of KGBV Pathargama
After two months of learning through Gyanodaya smart class, a significant change has been seen in the attitude of students as well as teachers. Mrs. Neelima Kumari, a social science teacher of KGBV Pathargama says that “smart class has provided the students a tool to comprehend the difficult concepts very easily and helped teachers to deliver concepts to students more effectively”, this is ensuring better learning outcomes which can be seen by the performance evaluation of students where it was observed that the students scoring 80-100 % increased from a mere 4% to a whooping 62%.
With new technology, students have found a new ray of hope and they are coming out of their shell to explore the different possibilities that lie ahead of them. Self confidence which was long lost in the students has finally started to kick in. A new found energy is seeping through them. It is now upto us and the education system to channelize this energy to bring out the best outcomes. These students are more keen and curious than ever to learn things and grow. Gyan ka uday,Gyanodaya will give wings to their dreams and let them soar high.
How to join Gyanodaya, Godda on Mobile App:
In the 2 step process, one can join Gyanodaya Godda initiative:
Step 1: Download Eckovation App
Step 2: Join Gyanodaya , Class X Group, using group code:382497
Class IX Group, using group code: 526978