With technology impacting all aspects of life and new innovations unfolding every minute, the knowledge of digital technology has become a prerequisite for all. To make the underprivileged children future-ready, Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, has partnered with cloud communications and workstream collaboration specialist Avaya for setting up eight digital classrooms in Satya Bharti Schools, Jodhpur (Rajasthan).
The partnership aims at empowering students by helping them become responsible digital citizens, innovators, communicators, and global collaborators. The concept is to use television and high-quality content apps to support quality teaching sessions in schools across rural areas. This initiative will help improve the learning experience for students by using smart TV along with a mobile/tablet for chrome casting.
Comments Vishal Agrawal, managing director, India & SAARC, Avaya, “At Avaya, we are committed to improving educational opportunities for young students around the world. Through the use of technology, we’re able to foster new skills and opportunities that can help narrow performance gaps and level the educational playing field.we believe it is our responsibility to help make the world a better place, and together with our employees, communities, customers, suppliers, and community partners, we are working to make that a reality This programme with Bharti Foundation aims to inspire and equip children to approach technology and problem-solving by creating an open atmosphere for learning. The digital class helps familiarise students with technological advancements, starting from the basics. Through first-hand experience and strong understanding of digital technology, the students develop strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills.”
Commenting on the partnership, Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation, said, “It has been Bharti Foundation’s continuous endeavor to support holistic and quality education. We strongly believe that every student should be equipped, inspired, and empowered to pursue their passion. It is an imperative need of the hour to integrate and embed technology for classroom transactions. We would like to thank corporates like Avaya for their support in helping us in our journey of bringing technology enabled education to schools. ”
Durham, North Carolina headquartered Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) specialises in cloud communications and workstream collaboration solutions. Learn more at https://www.avaya.com/.
Incepted in 2000 as the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, Bharti Foundation implements and supports programmes in primary, secondary and higher education as well as sanitation. Since 2006, the flagship Satya Bharti School Program has been providing free quality education to thousands of underprivileged children in 183 schools in rural areas across six states, with a focus on the girl child.
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