The Madhya Pradesh government has found a unique way to bring education to children. On Wednesday, August 8, the state government announced the ‘World on Wheels‘ initiative, which is a bus with computer and internet facility, to help over 16,000 school kids learn digital technology.
According to the TOI report, the bus was gifted to the State Open School Education Board (SOSE) by the Entrepreneurship Development Authority in Hyderabad. The bus is equipped with 20 computers and is worth Rs.1 crore. The solar-powered bus ensures that there is a continuous supply of electricity to computers.
On Saturday, the school education minister Kunwar Vijay Singh said, “World on Wheels will play a major role in Digital India programme to impart education, especially to the children in rural areas. The bus will visit the schools in the villages. Information transfer is not possible without proper computer education,” mentioned the report.
Further, the institute said that 40 such buses will be introduced and more than 16,000 school students benefit from this programme every year. The purpose of these buses is not only meant to increase digital literacy among students but the initiative also aims to build learning communities for high school and higher secondary students.