21st Century Skills through Coding for Rural India Students-
In the new National Education Policy (NEP-2020) in India, coding is mandatory for kids (class 6 onwards). This opens up tremendous opportunities for children to learn 21st century skills – through coding. But in rural India, due to the lack of infrastructure & well-trained teachers, the quality of education and the ability to bring in these new educational ideas remains below par. In addition, in recent times, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a big negative impact on the education of kids in rural India.
To pursue the goal of improving the quality of education in villages, imparting essential skills to children there via coding, and aligning village schools with NEP-2020, REACHA & SmartGaon Development Foundation are working together to deploy Kojo (an open-source programming based learning platform) in schools of rural India.
The Kojo platform has been developed by Mr. Lalit Pant (B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur & M.Tech. from IIT Delhi & with extensive experience in Coding & Teaching) and is being used in many countries around the world. More information on Kojo is available at https://www.kogics.net/kojo.
Kojo Registration Form
Focus Areas :
1. To develop critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving – by building generative art / and games.
2. To do projects that are multidisciplinary, holistic, and innovating – by trying out new things with coding, math, physics, art, mandalas, culture, and spirituality.
3. To develop collaboration and teamwork – through pair programming, projects, and events.
4. To impart to children the knowledge of learning how to learn – through regular practice (in rich areas involve science and creativity) with feedback – in an interactive environment, and with goals that check for understanding.