Gujarat Tribals to Learn English via VSAT
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), together with the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP), will implement a spoken English course for the Gujarat tribals through VSAT.
The focus areas include Narmada, Surendranagar, Bharuch, Surat and Junagadh. Through its Space Application Center, which has been doing research on VSAT technology, ISRO wants to uplift the life and livelihood of the people in the rural areas through services that include tele-education and tele-healthcare.
ISRO will provide VSAT connectivity to the five selected Village Resource Centre (VRC) locations. Apart from education, the objective is also to reach out to farmers through ICT and facilitate with information related to agriculture, land and water management as well as market, pests, diseases, livestock, government schemes, job opportunities, and e-governance.
"The idea is to provide education to the tribal youths, especially education in English, which is lacking. As a community centric learning centre, the (VRC’s) aim is to bring access of knowledge to the villagers’ doorstep," said Kumar Ujjwal, project coordinator.
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