NESTS, 1M1B sign deal to train tribal teachers & students of EMRS

The training agenda objectives include conduct of training and capacity-building programmes for teachers and students of EMRSs


New Delhi: A memorandum of understanding has been signed early last week between National Education Society for Tribal Students (NESTS), an autonomous organization established under ministry of tribal affairs and 1M1B Foundation (1M1B) at NESTS headquarters, New Delhi, to provide training to tribal teachers and students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS).

The MoU was signed by Asit Gopal, commissioner, NESTS and Manav Subodh, managing director, 1M1B Foundation, a Bengaluru based institution.

The program will capacitate the teachers & students with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) skills using the AR-VR skills curriculum launched by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The training agenda include conduct of training and capacity-building programmmes for teachers and students of EMRSs. In pilot phase, as part of MoU, programme is being implemented in EMRSs of two states, namely Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.

1 Million For 1 Billion (1M1B), is a Bengaluru based not for profit company accredited to United Nations Organization with special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications and also is a registered credible organization with NGO Darpan Portal of NITI Aayog. It is a social innovation and future skills initiative aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

NESTS in partnership with the implementing agency, 1M1B aims to engage students of EMRSs in nation-building by enabling teachers and students to understand the world of possibilities offered by emerging technologies and become creators using AR and VR to build India’s Metaverse. In congruence with NEP 2020, it is believed that this collaboration will go a long way in providing students of EMRSs an exposure to immersive, visual, and experiential learning that shall enhance human infrastructure resource for the nation.

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