Computer Literacy Programme
Bridging the Digital Divide
Computer Literacy Programme is a department of NSS BITS Pilani. It is an initiative to provide basic computer literacy to the people of Pilani and nearby villages who do not have access to any computer education. Computer Literacy Programme has been working with an approach to equip the learners with basic computer knowledge, coding skills, and digital awareness. We aim to achieve a significant increase in the percentage of children as well as adults who have sufficient computer knowledge so that they can be benefitted from the various upcoming government schemes or e-services. We vision a bright and digitally successful India.
- Presently, we are running CCC (Course on Computer Concepts) Programme at Pilani Resource Centre (PRC). CCC was started in PRC last year in November. 18 volunteers of Computer Literacy Programme are actively working at the PRC lab This programme has essentially been conceived with an idea of giving an opportunity to the common man to attain computer literacy thereby contributing to increased and speedy PC penetration in different walks of life. On an average 10-15 participants attend the lab, most of which are teenagers.
- We are teaching coding in C++ to 8th and 9th class students to get them the basic knowledge of logic and writing simple codes. This will help them to develop logical thinking, and open them up to new opportunities in IT sector.
- We also have a Government School Initiative in which we are currently teaching BCC (Basic Computer Concepts). This course is presently being taught in Khedla Govt. School for 6th and 7th grades. We aim to build a strong foundation for Computer Learning among the children. A team of volunteers ensures that the class is well seated, disciplined and learns at a manageable pace.
- We conduct surveys, drives, and camps to statistically analyze the situation of the villages and take appropriate steps for their improvement. We conducted door to door mobilization and surveys in villages like Harinagar, Ghoomansar, Hanumantpura, Khedla and some remotes areas of Pilani in order to keep track of the situations faced by people.
- We conduct seminars, surveys, and camps across villages and schools in Pilani, to increase awareness about various schemes that are run by the government.