With computer education for plus two students made compulsory in government schools, Cognizant Foundation supported us with the construction of a computer centre at Semmangudi Higher Secondary School in Sembangudi, Tamil Nadu. Sundaram Fasteners Ltd. and AIM for USA contributed 20 desktops along with a set of 20 chairs and desks for high school students.
The student strength in class 11 and 12 stands at 478 this academic year. The study time in the school has been designed such that both class 11 and class 12 students get at least seven periods a week. These children come from economically deprived backgrounds. Many of them are first generation learners. But that has not stopped them from aspiring high.
Access to the digital world through proper computer education would help such school children prepare for their life post college and provide better employment opportunities in future.