Goan Reporter News: Government hands over Laptops to School Managements.

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Career guidance, exposure and career readiness programme will help to empower students with the tools and support they need, this program aspires to create a vibrant workforce that will drive economic growth and contributes to the overall development of students stated Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant addressing after handing over Laptops to 19 School Management’s under ICT programne from all over Goa at a function organized by the Directorate of Education at Secretariat Porvorim today.

Chief Minister said while aiming to create a new India, emphasise would be laid on providing career options and skill development etc. The coding and robotics which was implemented at STD 9th have proved successful as it ranked 4th position at the national level.

The Chief Minister further said that  this programme will  help enable youth to make informed well in advance about career choices and transitions ensuring  the students across all talukas are well-prepared to build sustainable careers which are in line with their aspirations and interests he reiterated. By providing laptops to the remaining 19 School Managements, Goa  has become the first state to extend this facility under ICT scheme to all schools in the country.  He hoped that all school managements and teachers will cooperate with the Government to fulfil its vision towards education.

The Founder of Antarang and Anushri Alva, CEO of Adhyayan Foundation Smt Priya Agrawal while speaking thanked the Goa government for their vision, commitment & support to ensure all their students have access to high quality career guidance and exposure to emerging career streams.

Smt. Agarwal further also said that they are happy to partner with them in this pioneering initiative. This collaboration signifies our shared commitment to build career aspirations and empower youth and create pathways for their success. Through this partnership, we aim to unlock the full potential of all high school students in Goa, guiding them towards fulfilling careers of their choice and a future filled with promise” she added

The Chief Minister also launched  Actizens Club Programme in Government aided High Schools by Desh Apnayen Sahayog foundation. ACTiZENS’ Club Program has been designed to give each student every opportunity not just to ‘obtain knowledge of the content’ but also to ‘acquire the 21st-century skills and ‘apply’ the same through active participation to demonstrate civic engagement in diverse settings such as school, home, community, nation, and the world at large. The Objectives of the programme is to improve civic awareness among students   To develop 21st century skills among students, encourage civic action and community engagement among students. Desh Apnayen develops the program, organises teachers’ training and provides support in the implementation of club activities.

The  activities under ACTiZEN club    programme wherein  Thematic calendar is designed for schools based on civics and citizenship themes like Democracy, Government, Active citizenship, Rights and duties, Constitution, Civic values like Justice, Equality, Integrity, interdependence etc.

The programme has been implemented in Goa from 2021-22, Desh Apnayen Sahayog foundation signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Directorate of Education to offer the ACTiZEN Club program to Class VII and VIII students of all 77 Government High Schools in Goa. On successful completion of pilot project, Desh Apnayen Sahayog foundation submitted the impact study report and programme is expanded to Classes VI to IX in all Government schools from the year 2022-23.In March 2023, Memorandum   of Understanding (MOU) was signed to initiate ACTiZEN club program in Class 6 in all Government aided Schools of Goa depending on the success of programme in 2023 – 24, the Programme will be extended to Classes VI to IX in 2024-25.

The Chief Minister inaugurated Fact Sheet – the brochure of Careers guidance of Antarang Foundation on the occasion.