STEM Tinkering, Coding, Robotics Learning 

Not just basic education, our young children need special skills to adapt to ever changing new age technologies and smart innovations for the betterment of their communities and society at large.  

AADHAAR’s intervention in the field of education is centred towards teaching young school kids between classes 6th to 9th standards in the field of STE(A)M – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics clubbed with Tinkering, Coding and Robotics for hands on holistic learning experience of these children. Special emphasis is given to hold the interest of the students in areas of Science, Mathematics, Computers and Technology, especially among the female students to arrest education dropouts.

At present AADHAAR has established 19 STEM labs in Government schools of Noida and Delhi. We are teaching the students novel topics like using a computer, basics of electronics, sensor-based application development, micro-controller-based robots and apps, Coding, computer languages like Java, Python, HTML and Robotics. We foster a ‘DIY’ tinkering approach to learn these thematic streams as compared to rote learning which helps the students to understand the concepts better and inspires confidence in them related to these new skills.

AADHAAR envisions a future where kids will be skill ready and at ease with emerging technologies of today and tomorrow like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, 3D designing, Computational Thinking and scientific concepts alike!

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CURRENT PROJECTS

Digital Academy 

This program has been designed to deliver employment-linked Advanced IT Skill Training to 4500 youth in 3 years across Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Out of these 4500 youth, 1800 youth will be trained through Amazon’s AWS Re-Start Program, thus ensuring that the participants are trained on the most up-to-date AWS related skills. The overall vision is to empower vulnerable groups who are socially disadvantaged, stigmatized and marginalized, through this digital skilling intervention and provide them with subsequent employment; thereby fostering inclusion and promoting equal opportunities and livelihood.

Aim and Envisaged Program Impact

Youth   

  • Integrated Youth Development for holistic impact through the Program
  • Mainstreaming the youth and making them contributing members of society
  • A large number of Youth from the low-income households would get access to very respectable jobs in one of the fastest growing sectors with a huge potential for growth. This would potentially result in transforming the lives of the entire household for generations to come
  • Increase in family income of placed youth and raising their level in the society
  • Youth will have the right skill sets and mind-sets to build a long and sustainable careers

Community

  • Address the issues of poverty and unemployment by training and placing youth from underprivileged sections of the society
  • Impacting lives of immediate family as well as extended community, The trained youth become role models and

Influence the remaining society towards employment and building a career

  • Economic Prosperity of the Community, Higher living standards for the community

Industry

  • Bridging the gap in the supply demand ecosystem by providing skilled and job-ready manpower, thus contributing to making India the “Skill Capital of the world”
  • Provide trained manpower to the industry, Higher productivity and Competence levels
  • Counseling of Youth through the program helps in reducing attrition

Digital Literacy programme in collaboration with CSC Academy funded by Capgemini

Duration: Dec 19 to Dec 22                                     Total Project Cost     INR 7.21 Crore                                                                                 

Background:

As per Census 2011, there are 16.85 crore Rural Households covering a population of approximately 83 Crore. As per the 71st NSSO Survey on Education 2014, nearly 6% of rural households are having a computer. Among persons of the age group of 14-29 years in rural India, nearly 18% were able to operate a computer. Similarly, for the age group of 30-45 years, the percentage drops to 4% only. Further, for the age group of 46-60 years, the percentage is just more than 1%. This highlights that around 15 crore rural households (@6% of 16.85 Crore households) are not having computers and a significant number of these households are likely to be digitally illiterate.

Digital India The Government has launched ‘Digital India’ – A program to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. The Digital India program envisages ensuring that Government services are available to citizens electronically. It would also bring in public accountability through mandated delivery of Government’s services electronically; a Unique ID and e-Pramaan based on authentic and standard interoperable, integrated government applications and databases. Digital India aims to provide the much-needed thrust to the nine pillars of growth areas, namely

  1. Broadband Highways,
  2. Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity,
  • Public Internet Access Programme,
  1. e-Governance: Reforming Government through Technology,
  2. e-Kranti – Electronic Delivery of Services,
  3. Information for All,
  • Electronics Manufacturing,
  • IT for Jobs
  1. Early Harvest Programmes

Under the ‘e-Kranti – Electronic Delivery of Services’, one of the initiatives includes

‘Technology for Education – e-Education’ under which ‘Digital Literacy program’ at the

The national level is also envisaged.

Digital literacy is therefore a key component of the Government’s vision of building an empowered society as envisaged under the “Digital India initiative”. Spinoff effects of digital literacy especially in the context of rural India would address a number of socio-economic issues.

The rural population can gain immensely from ‘Digital Literacy’. ‘Digital Literacy’ would bring the benefits of ICT to daily lives of the rural populations in the major thrust areas of Healthcare, Livelihood generation and Education.

Objective: To train One Lakh candidates on Digital Literacy & English-Speaking Course across 11 Cities in Urban /Semi-urban Areas as

  • Digital Literacy Course is under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan, Certificate is issued by impanelled Govt. Exam agency
  • For English Speaking Course, the course certificate is issued by the British Council, English Strokes & CSC

List of Cities where the project would be implemented

  1. Mumbai
  2. Pune
  3. Kolkata
  4. Trichy
  5. Salem
  6. Chennai
  7. Bhubaneshwar
  8. Gandhinagar
  9. NCR
  10. Banglaloregaluru
  11. Hyderabad

USHA SILAI School

AADHAAR is associated with USHA International in implementing its Silai School Model in District Kangra of Himachal Pradesh.  AADHAAR is coordinating 10 Classical Silai Schools and 20 Satellite Silai Schools in Fatehpur and Nurpur Blocks of District Kangra since February 2019. 60 women/girls have benefitted from this activity. 30 Women Entrepreneurs are earning their livelihoods by providing Silai Training and Stitching clothes to rural women.  These 30 entrepreneurs have been provided training by USHA Master Trainers and are kept up to date through regular skill interventions.

Names of Villages where  Classical Silai Schools are located in Kangra

S. No.

Village

Block

District

1

Samkar

Fatehpur

Kangra

2

Gurial

Fatehpur

Kangra

3

Rehan

Fatehpur

Kangra

4

Siyal

Fatehpur

Kangra

5

Hara

Fatehpur

Kangra

6

Dak

Fatehpur

Kangra

7

Harnota

Fatehpur

Kangra

8

Garan

Fatehpur

Kangra

9

Ganoh

Nurpur

Kangra

10

Raja Ka Talab/ Sujjal

Fatehpur

Kangra

 

 

 

PINE NEEDLE HANDICRAFT PROMOTION

 

AADHAAR in Himachal Pradesh has been active in promoting innovative livelihood solutions. Himachal Incharge was instrumental in promoting Pine Needle Handicraft in the Region. AADHAAR Field Incharge is qualified Master Trainer in Pine Needle Handicraft and trained over 1000 women in craft. AADHAAR proposes to take this craft for national level replication.