In partnership with Amazon, the Union Tribal Affairs Ministry started a two-day training program for teachers of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) for tribal students on Wednesday. The face-to-face training workshop for the teachers of 54 EMRS in six states—Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Telangana—focuses on giving tribal and other communities early access to computer science education.
The goal of the Amazon Future Engineer (AFE)-CSR program is to get more students interested in going to college and having a successful career in computer science. It also gives teachers the tools and support they need to make people aware of computer science and make learning it easier. One of the goals is to start the AFE program in the 54 schools in these six states that have a computer lab and a stable, active internet connection.
The course modules will include computer science basics, an introduction to coding, logical sequencing, learning loops, block programming using open, secure source platforms, and class chats to talk about tech space, different tech initiatives, etc. As part of a plan started by the central government in 1997-1998, residential schools for tribal students have been built in remote areas. So far, the ministry has given permission for 684 of these schools, and 378 of them are said to be running.