In vain have you acquired knowledge if you have not imparted it to others
Literacy does not restrict itself to the traditional book and pen kind of learning. Literacy has made its way and has revolutionized in the past centuries. Reading is a huge part of this, but it is just one piece. Forty years ago, if you could read, you were most likely literate. Today, being able to read is critically important, but it is just a start. If you are unable to leverage information and communication technology to find, interpret, and act on information, you are no longer literate.
Realizing the importance of updating the literacy techniques, LEADer Supriya kulkarni of KLEMSSCET college, Belgaum, has taken up an initiative to impart digital literacy to neighboring villagers. This initiative is under the banner of LEADership challenge. LEADers under this challenge are termed as the change makers of the society and Supriya has acted appropriately to this title while she passionately does this project.
LEADer Supriya explained the villagers the importance of learning the basics of computer. She decided to teach the school teachers and faculty the usage of computers so that they can further teach the students of their schools. The teachers enthusiastically learnt the techniques and assured to teach the same to their students. LEADer supriya says – it feels great when we can contribute our knowledge for the betterment of the society. The project is still in progress.
Along with the computer education, LEADer supriya also explained to the villagers the benefits of the BHIM application. The fact that simple transactions can be done using their phones with no much efforts , fascinated the villagers. They eagerly learnt the usage . Also a lady from a different village who was a part of this training, promised to teach this to all the fellow members in her village. That was the time LEADer Supriya realized that her project was meeting its motives.
These projects and their results motivate me to do much more to the society and reach out to as many people as possible says LEADer Supriya.