India: Jammu's BVM Amphalla School leads Digital Education Revolution with Ashraya's support

India: Jammu’s BVM Amphalla School leads Digital Education Revolution with Ashraya’s support

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Jammu and Kashmir, India: Ashraya, a non-profit organization, has played a crucial role in enabling BVM Amphalla to establish its inaugural digital classroom experience. Thanks to Ashraya’s support, students no longer have to burden themselves with textbooks and heavy bags when attending classes, as they now have access to digital education through distributed tablets. The introduction of tablets has revolutionized the teaching and learning process, benefiting both students and teachers. Ashraya has ensured that every student and teacher in the 7th grade receives a tablet as part of the One Tablet per Child (OTPC) and Digital Learning Ecosystem programs, effectively digitizing the entire classroom environment.

Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Senior Secondary School, located in Amphalla, Jammu, is set to become the first educational institution in Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh where all students will have access to tablets. This groundbreaking initiative empowers seventh-grade students to access the entire syllabus on their tablets, eliminating the need for traditional textbooks and blackboards during teaching sessions. Extensive training has been provided to ensure effective implementation of digital teaching and learning methodologies.

One notable aspect of this “no bag, no textbook” approach is that students can easily approach their teachers with any queries they encounter, receiving immediate solutions. Satish Jha, Chairman of Ashraya, expressed, “In today’s era, technology has become an integral part of education and cannot be separated. Our mission is to provide world-class education to every child in India, regardless of their financial background. Digital education through tablets will equip students with cutting-edge learning opportunities, preparing them for the future.”

Ashraya has partnered with Thimble.io to offer a STEM Robotics & AI program, which is certified by the US curriculum. This program combines Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in an integrated way, helping students develop creative thinking skills and abilities needed in the 21st century. So far, a total of 3,480 students studying in Vidya Bharti schools have benefited from the digital education and tablets provided by Ashraya. Ved Bhushan Sharma, President of BSSJK, expressed his excitement, saying, “Ashraya has brought a revolutionary change in the use of technology in education. This is a historic step for schools in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. Teaching through OTPC tablets and STEM Robotics and AI is an extraordinary moment in the field of education and technology.”

Reena Rajput, the Principal of BVM Sr. Sec. School in BVM Amphalla, shared, “Using technology in education opens up a world of knowledge and opportunities for students. We are proud to be the first school in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh to introduce the Digital Learning Ecosystem in our education system. The combination of digital revolution, robotics teaching, and tablet usage has ignited the ambitions of our students. Tools like tablets fuel their curiosity and eagerness to learn, enabling them to explore and grow.”

Ashraya is a non-profit organization that focuses on education in seven states across India. Their efforts have positively impacted over 9,000 students and teachers thus far. Their goal is to ensure that every child in India receives an inclusive and fair education. They aim to use technology to bridge the gap between the education standards in India and global benchmarks.