Kriti has been working with many government schools over the years. Many high schools do not have an allocated computer classroom with the required equipment or computer teacher or both. Project Pratibha supports and promotes computer literacy in government schools.
Kriti worked with the schools to include computer classes as a part of the daily school time table (as mandated by the education department). Project Pratibha is implemented in 5 government high schools, 4 in Shaikpet Mandal and 1 in Secunderabad. Each student is given a minimum of 2 classes per week for children in grades 6-10. (Note: Grade 10 students are given computer classes for only part of year due to board exam study schedule).
The schools covered in this program for 2023-24 are:
Graded curriculum has been developed and is being taught to all the students. This curriculum has elements of:
Computer Basics, PowerPoint, Logic and Flowcharts, Scratch, Word, Excel and Python basics. Skills like website searching, presentation skills, analytical thinking, logical thinking and soft skills are all reinforced as a part of the course. As the children progress year on year, the course structure adds on from the above list of software, hence, giving a good foundation to the students as they continue through their high school.
Periodic assessments are conducted for students to ensure their skills and help identify areas of strength and weakness in individual students and learning levels for the entire class. This information helps educators address learning gaps and provide additional support.
Students do many types of activities as a part of the curriculum. These include games, puzzles, group and individual activities, all of which encourage active engagement and participation in the learning process, thus making it enjoyable and motivating.
The schools have between 16-23 systems at each school based on the maximum class strength. The ratio is kept at 1:2 (1 Computer to a maximum of 2 students) in all schools. In case of higher strength in a specific class, the students are divided into sections keeping in mind the maximum number of students that can be accommodated in the center.
All classes are equipped with projectors and speakers so that the students can easily view the material and follow on their own computers. Hands on, practical work is given importance with 80% of the curriculum being computer based.