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27,000 Maharashtra children to access world-class education through Smart Classrooms

Press Trust of India
18th Nov 2015
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Over 27,000 rural children in Maharashtra will get access to world-class education due to the tie up between the state government and ConnectEd Technologies to implement a innovative rural education project for Palghar district.


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The innovative project has ‘Smart Classroom’ systems across 24 government and government-aided schools in Palghar district near Mumbai. These systems pair high-definition projectors with captivating multimedia educational content, which is tailor-made to improve understanding and academic performance amongst rural children, a release said.

State education Minister Vinod Tawde said education is one of the key focus areas of this programme and it will benefit thousands of children in Palghar district of Maharashtra. “The fact that this project is being spearheaded by a dynamic young team with the support of socially-responsible corporates is extremely heartening, and we hope to see more such collaborations in the future,” he added.

Lehar Tawde, Co-Founder, ConnectEd Technologies, said the 24 schools that stand to benefit from this project are some of the most densely populated schools in the Palghar. “Most of them have skewed student-to-teacher ratios, particularly in the higher standards, which makes it difficult for teachers to impart quality education to the children using conventional means,” he said.

Under this project, several classrooms in each school will be fitted with ConnectEd s Smart Classroom system, thereby allowing teachers to incorporate multimedia educational content in their lecture delivery, leading to naturally induced standardisation and improvement in the quality of education delivered, and improved academic performance, it said. The educational content is in coherence with the State Board curriculum, yet entirely focused towards rural students, and the hardware is better suited to rural conditions, the release added.

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