Date: January - February, 2019
Students Taught: 120
Computer literacy is a vital skill for higher education and jobs nowadays and there are very few government schools that focus on this. Identifying this problem, UBA Meerpur team got the inspiration to start the ICT (Information and communications technology) Initiative for the students of classes 9th and 10th of Junior High School, Meerpur in which students were planned to be given basic computer education to help them feel comfortable with operating a computer as most of the students find it difficult in the start and they are scared from using it.
The ICT Initiative was distributed in two sessions. The first session was held on January 19, 2019, in which students were taught how to draw basic shapes and drawings in MS Paint. The second session was held on February 02, 2019. In this session, students learned how to write paragraphs and edit them in MS Word. The main aim was to make the students familiar with a computer so every student was given some time with a laptop to practice what they learned in both the sessions.
The event turned out to be really fruitful as more than 120 students of classes 9th and 10th were taught how to use MS Word and MS Paint during two sessions with an adequate learning gradient. All the students were very enthusiastic and excited about operating a computer and working on it. Hand-outs were distributed among the students and charts were pasted in their classrooms so that they remember the concepts for a long time. School teachers appreciated the team’s efforts and persuaded us to implement more initiatives like this in the School.