DDI (Disruptive Digital Intervention) Day at EPAM
Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary, ITE&C, Govt. of Telangana was the chief guest on the occasion21st February 2020
Mr. R Srinivas Rao, Chief Operating Officer (COO), HYSEA shared the Disruptive Digital Intervention [DDI] mission and the purpose of the gathering in brief and expressed happiness that the DDI initiative is reaching the poor and needy children of the society and serving the purpose for which it was started. He called on HYSEA members scale and expand to more schools. Mr. Venkat T, CSR Forum Lead, HYSEA speaking on the occasion said, “DDI supported the schools where there are no systems, no UPS and internet. DDI curriculum he said, became one of the subjects in the academic year and was included for Assessments and its impact is high. The voice (English) labs are set-up in Synchrony’s DDI Schools to improve the soft skills of the students, he said. Being the implementation partner, Mr. Mayur Patnala, CEO, Nirmaan Organization presented the DDI program implementation and its impact at school level. Presently the program is in about 30 Schools impacting 11800 students.
The new logo aligned to SDG goals was introduced to the delegates of the event.
Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary, ITE&C, Govt. of Telangana was the chief guest on the occasion and presented commendation certificates to corporates sponsoring the DDI Schools. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Jayesh Ranjan said, “Looking at global trends, digital devices have became mandatory but are not accessible to many. Private Schools have access to computers and facilities where as Govt. School Children are deprived of the same. The Govt. School students are unable to get software jobs not because of lack of talent but because of lack of coding skills and required mentorship support”. He asked for increased efforts for the DDI initiative to benefit more children. He appreciated efforts by NIRMAAN in this regard.
As part of DDI Coding in Schools Program will be initiated in 1000 Govt. Schools from June onwards and we have successfully trained 1stbatch of 30 teachers as a pilot who will impart the skills to students in a sustainable model. The program starts at 6thclass during the next academic year and extends up to 10thclass during the subsequent years.
Coding program to school children will improve the analytical skills of the students. The Dept. of School Education is interested for the coding project since 1stclass as the enrollments are drastically dropped down at Primary level. Let all the Telangana employees go to rural areas and give back to society & also involve in the teacher trainings.
The global goals volunteering program was launched and in fact where the individuals or Corporates connect to monthly non-profit volunteering global goals through online registration.