Balwadis (Pre-School Centres)

Environmental Education in Schools

Gram Pustakalaya (Village Libraries)

Sandhya Kendra (Evening Centres)

Computer Literacy

Kishori Shikshan (Adolescent Education)

Women’s literacy and education

Preventive Health Care and Education

Gram Shikshan Kendra (Community Learning Centres)

Computer Literacy

The computer literacy programme was started in 2011 on an experimental basis in villages. Each centre hosts 2-3 PCs, inverter with batteries, printer, computer tables and chairs. The objective is to impart basic computer skills to rural children to:

1. bridge the urban and rural divide in the field of information technology
2. access to information to improve life in villages

Currently five centres are functional in village Banthok (Almora), Sunari (Almora), Pati (Champawat), Tangsa (Chamoli) and Ukhimath (Rudraprayag). A two months course has been developed to make children computer literate. In some villages the CBO has also taken the initiative to start advanced courses for children. All children in the villages and its surrounding areas attend the centre, in batches. The programme makes children familiar with basic computer hardware and its components, maintenance, word processing, Hindi and English typing, painting, printing a document etc.

Each child gets at least 30 minutes to work freely on a computer. It is an after-school activity.