Due to COVID all the colleges and schools are closed and online learning and coaching has been happening from April 2020 to till date.
Many students who passed out grade -10 and sitting at home and those who have joined intermediate courses and are attending online classes and members from village who were sitting idle both male and female after completing grade 10th registered for the Computer Course in the first week month of June 2021. We started the course from June 14 2021.
The Computer Learning Centre , set up by the KMRF in collaboration with Sreenidhi International School in 2014 is engaging the village community from Aziznagar and surrounding villages who are unemployed and sitting at home both male & female and keen to learn computer skills. They are getting trained for basic computer skills and handling certain modules like Word, Excel & PowerPoint. They also learn to handle internet and email. They take this computer course for 40 days. They are being tested for the skills and on what they learnt. The foundation issues the Course Certificate after completion of the course.
In this batch we had 15 students who have completed grade 10 and intermediate students and took the course training for 2- months. They were trained in 2-batches maintaining the social distance with 8 & 7 members in each batch. They attended the regular theory classes and practice sessions coached by Mr. Anjaneyulu & Ms. Yamini from KMRF.
We had the honour of having Ms. Hiran, Director Marketting and from the management and Mr. Malcolm Nicolson, HoS Sreenidhi International School on this occasion of certificates awarding ceremony that was held on 23rd August, 2021 at the Computer Learning Centre, Aziznagar who kindly consented to give away the certificates to the participants.
At the valedictory function the students expressed their gratitude and thanks to the foundation and the instructors who trained them. They also shared about all what they learned during the course and how it would benefit them later in life, be it for higher education or for employment.
It was heartening to know out of 15 students 10 of them have not worked on the computer before and it was the first time here in this CLC, Aziznagar they were able to handle the computer independently after getting trained.
Administrator, KMRF Mrs. Vasantha Srinivasan welcomed the guests of honour and spoke about the functioning of CLC from the starting time of February 2014 and how it has been focusing on providing computer education to the students and village community in Aziznagar and surrounding villages. She appreciated the students for their efforts & keen interest in attending the course regularly in spite of COVID fear amidst strictly following the rules of wearing masks and maintaining the social distancing while learning at the centre and successfully completing the course.
She thanked Mr. Anjaneyulu & Ms. Yamini for their patience in helping the students managing the power shortage in the centre and working under shift system.
Ms. Hiran & Mr. Malcolm also addressed to the students on the importance of computer education and how one needs to be in touch with latest updates all the time.
All the participants were given a pack of snacks at the end of the program. They dispersed after a group photograph.