10,000 rural school students to get tablets, wifi facility in Amreli

Amreli: About 10,000 school students from remote areas in Amreli district of Gujarat will get free tablets and WiFi facility under the Deep Shala project run by American India Foundation. The tablets will be loaded with educational content, including textbooks, videos, and interactive exercises.

The Deep Shala project was launched at the hands of Amreli district collector. The donors of American India Foundation will provide free tablets and WiFi to 10 thousand students in the remote areas of Amreli.

The Deep Shala project aims to increase the learning outcome of 15,000 students of 86 primary schools of Amreli district. It aims to increase the learning outcome of the students through STEM based methodology and Techno pedagogy.

The project will continue till 2026. Total 10 thousand tablets and WiFi will be given to the students of the government schools belonging to families with less resources in remote areas. The training is being provided to 255 teachers about Tablet usage, STEM activity, and Techno Pedagogy under the project.

The project director of Deep Shala, Mr. Arvind Shah, said that the goal of the project is to “improve the learning outcomes of students in remote areas of Amreli district through the use of technology.” He said that the tablets and WiFi will provide students with access to educational content and resources that they would not otherwise have. He also said that the training for teachers will help them to use the technology effectively in the classroom. DeshGujarat

Impact Assessment of Deepshala Project in Amreli, Gujarat

The AIF – Deepshala program is slated to be implemented in the Amreli district, Gujarat,
across six blocks – Lathi, Amreli, Liliya, Savarkundla, Kunkavav, and Bagasara till 2026, with
programming for Grades 9 and 10 starting in the program’s last two years. It is designed to
provide evidence for policy-making with the help of critical partners contributing to various
programming aspects. The major components of the eighty-six program schools are as

● Infrastructure support – hardware, software, and troubleshooting

● Centralized training program for teachers and HMs

● Pedagogical intervention through content and training

● STEM labs for practical application and science mela for sharing

● Communication and outreach with all stakeholders

● Government partnership and engagement for scale and replication

● Remediation activities for the bottom 20% of performing students through Learning
Improvement Groups (LIGs)