It has been announced that Dell has awarded AIF a multi-year grant to support our Digital Equalizer (DE) program. Aiming to impact 61,000 students and 2,500 teachers in four states, this generous grant will help bridge India’s educational and digital divide and bring technology literacy and 21st century skills to more young people in the country. Since 2007, Dell has been a staunch supporter of our Digital Equalizer program.
With 70% of India’s one million public schools lacking basic computing technology, the country is facing significant challenges to prepare its youth for success in the global economy. Since 2002, Digital Equalizer has been bringing technology to schools across India and utilizing technology to transform teaching and learning into a collaborative, project-based approach. The program is creating public education reform by targeting under-resourced government schools. This approach helps teachers to be more effective while motivating and inspiring students to continue their education and open doors of opportunity to higher education and career success. To date, the program has touched the lives of over 1 million children.
The grant from Dell will create impact in the various ways that includes having training & resource centers with state-of-the-art technology, offering professional development to school administrators, and enriching math, science, and social science content. As India’s economy continues to grow, it is vital that the country’s youth have access to technology and are better prepared for the job market.