In a bid to empower rural girl students and provide them with hands-on experience in computers, the Computer Society of India-Visakhapatnam chapter at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) launched a ‘Smart Computer Lab’ for students of Zilla Parishad Girls High School at Kasimkota in Visakhapatnam district, Tuesday. RINL director (Projects) and CSI-Visakhapatnam chairman PC Mohapatra along with Anakapalle MLA Peela Govinda Satyanarayana inaugurated the facility.
The CSI-Visakhapatnam chapter took up the initiative by adopting a remote government school for promoting IT knowledge among the student community on the lines of the Andhra Pradesh government which is promoting IT aggressively.
CSI-Visakhapatnam chapter provided computers, printer, scanner, projector and other peripherals to the school, along with internet for the benefit of the girl students who have never been exposed to computers so far.
Speaking on the occasion, Satyanarayana appreciated the CSI for creating a facility to turn rural girl students computer literate on par with corporate schools in urban areas.
He felicitated Mohapatra on behalf of the villagers to express their appreciation. Mohapatra expressed confidence that the girls students would make the best of the excellent facilities provided by CSI chapter for their upliftment.
He assured further assistance on behalf of CSI in bringing a qualitative change in the education system. CSI is also planning to impart technical training for the teachers and staff of ZP school to carry forward CSI’s mission of propagating IT in schools.