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Education is one of the core functional areas of Global Foundation’s intervention. IT education and scholarship scheme are two integral part of our educational objectives. Towards this Global Foundation is responding to the socio-economic needs of the people by bridging the digital divide in rural areas through various IT development projects. Foundation also provides educational scholarships to needy students.
:: Project Gyan IT - Static Computer Lab
At Global Group we execute O & M and Deployment contracts in rural India. Through our engagement with the community we learnt that IT literacy is still leaps away from the rural population. To bridge this digital divide Global Foundation conceived and started the project GYAN IT to spread computer literacy through training and infrastructure build up.
:: Project VKC
Global Foundation in association with NASSCOM Foundation started Village Knowledge Centers in Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra. By spreading literacy among families on public health, sanitation and health measures VKCs are playing pivotal role in social transformation. Global Foundation has converted VKC into a physical space that provides public access to value-added Information and Communication Technologies for educational, personal, social and economic development.
:: Project KNOW
In order to spread the light of knowledge and computer education in remote rural areas, Global Foundation has initiated Project KNOW (Knowledge on Wheels). Global Foundation conceptualized and created a state of the art bus equipped with its own generator set, air conditioners and eight computers all networked and loaded with the relevant software for teaching computers.
:: Project Gyanjyot
Project Gyanjyot is a National Educational Support Program to the children of the earning families whose annual income is below 3.00 Lacs per annum. The Scholarship covers from Jr.Kg to Post Graduation and working students too.
:: Education For Peace
Education for Peace is a Global Initiative envisioned by UNESCO to promote a culture of Peace. Thousands of Institutions from various countries have successfully launched this program. In India, NCERT -the apex educational body was entrusted to frame the National Curriculum which enunciates the importance of teacher training for promotion of peace at school level. Global Foundation-the CSR arm of the Global Group has included Education for Pe ace as one of its many initiatives. We believe Education must be able to promote values that foster peace, humaneness and tolerance in a multicultural society. Conducting ‘Antarjyot’ the teacher’s training program and therein establishing harmony clubs for students are some of the activities we undertake. Through this program peace opportunities are maximized as the school atmosphere is imbued with values, skills and attitudes of peace. Antarjyot is a program which helps teachers to be peace builders. Lesson designs in textbooks and tips on meaningful interactions with students are the other distinctive features of this program. Education for Peace is Value education with a difference-it's dynamic, integral and experiential. This is achieved by designing activities in harmony clubs where students are encouraged to sharpen their intellectual, emotional and social skills. These skills are experienced in a personal and social context. 34 schools in Sindhudurg have successfully launched the Antarjyot program and we have undertaken training programs for teachers in a number of schools in Aurangabad and Navi Mumbai too. Another unique attempt was the Green Lane Campaign, the Cyclothon from Kashmir to Kanyakumari by Ashik Jain a young architect who distributed Literature on Education for Peace in more than 50 schools he visited during the journey. The Foundation has also been organizing 'Pedal for Peace' - a cycling event covering the length and breadth of Mumbai to create awareness on our Education for Peace program. The Education for Peace program has a long way to go and can become a national level advocacy initiative if more Schools come forward an d be a part of this peace movement. We hope that through their support we will be able to launch Education for Peace in schools across the country.