Currently we have the eVidyaloka Digital Classroom installed within the School in 17 locations. One other is in our local partner premise.
What age group of children are taught ?
Children of Class 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Typically in the age group of 11-14 years.
What subjects are taught ?
Our primary offering are Mathematics and Science.
We are providing English in some of the centres, as a secondary offering.
A mixed set of topics is provided in the Summer Camp (in April and May), which include basic computer literacy.
What curriculum is taught to the children ?
The same curriculum as prescribed in their local schools. Typically the local State board syllabus and in the local medium of instruction.
Our focus is in ensuring that the children understand the concepts clearly, which is our primary objective of this project.
So is it a replacement of what is taught in the school ?
No, it is a suppliment/compliment to what is being taught in the school. The students are guided in learning the concepts and applying them in their other curricular activities and projects.
How is the local language handled by the Teaching volunteers ?
We segment the volunteer as per the speaking language skills and assign to the centres accordingly. For example, a Hindi speaking volunteer will be assigned with a Centre in Jharkhand while a Tamil speaking volunteer for a Centre in Tamil Nadu.
Even though the volunteers can speak the local language, most of them face the challenge of teaching technical terms in the local language.
While currently it is handled better as they take a couple of classes and getting used to that medium, eVidyaloka is mitigating this by providing supporting transliteration contents for every topic between English and the local language, as a teaching aid.
With passion in play this challenge becomes a non-issue after some point in time.
How are power interruptions handled?
Class schedules are worked out keeping the local power shut downs in mind.
We also have backup inverters where power cut is erratic, ensuring an uninterrupted class
Where no power supply is available, we are working on an alternate power source like Solar. Currently, all our centres do have an electricity supply.