Computer education programme for tribal children launched

Published - November 12, 2011 07:39 pm IST - PATHANAMTHITTA

T.K.A. Nair, Advisor to Prime Minister, has inaugurated a project to impart computer education in children at the tribal settlement of Attathode in the Sabarimala forests at a function held at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan here on Saturday.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan here is sponsoring the project, in association with Pathanamthitta District Panchayat and Delhi-based Global Foundation.

The project named `Knowledge on Wheels’ aims at spreading the light knowledge and computer education in the remote rural areas, says Mr Pazhakulam Madhu, Education Standing Committee chairman of the District Panchayat.

Mr Madhu said the Global Foundation has conceptualised the `Knowledge on Wheels’ project and launched a state of the art bus equipped with a mobile computer class room for educating the rural children. The vehicle will visit the Attathode tribal colony to provide computer education to children in different batches as part of the programme from January 12, he said.

Mr T.K.A. Nair who is also the chairman of Pathanamthitta Bharatiya Bhavan has interacted with the tribal children and their parents from Attathode, Chalakayam and Velanplavu during the programme.

Mr Nair has felicitated Saneesh, an education volunteer at Velanplavu tribal colony near Attathode, for his outstanding service in the colony. Mr Saneesh was presented with a cheque of Rs 2,000.

Mr Nair also distributed dress among the tribal children gathered at the school on the occasion.

Mr P.A. Sheriff Mohammed, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan secretary and Mr Raveendranathan Nair, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan project co-ordinator, also spoke.

Later, while interacting with the tribal children who have attended the function, Mr Nair promised that he would be visiting their colonies at Attathode, Chalakkayam and Velanplavu in the near future.

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