Medindia

X

Health Activists Go the Hi-Tech Way to Educate Kids on Health and Hygiene in Gujarat

by Kathy Jones on  May 19, 2012 at 7:48 PM News on IT in Healthcare   - G J E 4
Health activists in Gujarat are going the hi-tech way to educate hundreds of kids about health and hygiene with teachers using mobile phones and projectors to get their point across in more than 150 anganwadis.
 Health Activists Go the Hi-Tech Way to Educate Kids on Health and Hygiene in Gujarat
Health Activists Go the Hi-Tech Way to Educate Kids on Health and Hygiene in Gujarat
Advertisement

NGO Sesame Workshop India and Metlife Foundation have come together for the initiative, and for the first time, would be using technology in the pilot project with an eye on spreading it across the country.

Advertisement
"The programme will enable 150 government-run pre-school centres or anganwadis in Surendranagar, Gujarat to improve teacher quality and enhance the classroom experience," Sashwati Banerjee of Sesame told IANS.

"Supervisors will be enabled with mobile phones and projectors, which will be utilized to project multimedia content to children in the classroom... each of them will go through a refresher course every three months," she added.

While all the 150 teachers would be getting a phone, the projectors have been limited to one per five anganwadis and would come loaded with interactive audio and video content.

A "Galli Galli Sim Sim Kit" named after a popular kids show, focusing on health, hygiene and nutrition will also be distributed.

"During early childhood, children form habits and tastes that last a lifetime providing a window of opportunity to promote positive behaviours that could last well into adulthood, such as eating healthy foods,washing hands with soap, and choosing healthy snacks," said Banerjee.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All