HEAL Paradise computer training is key for Bhadrachalam students

Headmaster Jagan with his students from Gowtham Model School, Bhadrachalam, who took part in a computer training course at HEAL Paradise Village

Headmaster Jagan with his students from Gowtham Model School, Bhadrachalam, who took part in a computer training course at HEAL Paradise Village

A GROUP of senior students from Gowtham Model School, Bhadrachalam – one of the schools benefiting from the HEAL Poverty Trap programme – attended Paradise Village to participate in a much-needed course of computer training.

Computer skills are vital in the workplace these days, but the Telangana-based school is run on a shoestring budget and lacks facilities.

However, headmaster Jagan brought students from 9th and 10th standard for an introduction to computers course and they also attended library sessions and took part in activities with HEAL Paradise children.

“We have successfully trained Bhadhrachalam children in computer basics and MS Office basics. Now, they will have no fear to work on computers,” said Paradise head of IT Karunababu.

“After a basic introduction they received training in Paint, Typing Master, Word, Excel and Powerpoint. They will need regular practice to master these skills, but this training will be important in helping them find even basic jobs in future.

“All the students who stayed with us also enjoyed the company of our HEAL Paradise children and had the opportunity to attend library sessions, have interactions with guests and take part in some activities along with our children.”

One of the new 'smart' classrooms at HEAL Paradise Village

One of the new ‘smart’ classrooms at HEAL Paradise Village

Meanwhile, HEAL Paradise has installed two more ‘smart’ classrooms in time for the start of the new school year. “One is in the secondary school and the other in the primary school,” reports Karunababu. “We have the latest software and can project wirelessly from smartphone or apple devices.”