Friday, December 01, 2006

Now e-learning campaign in Kerala prison

After achieving success in several rural hamlets in Kerala, the Akshaya e-learning initiative would now be introduced to inmates of a prison here.

Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan would inaugurate the e-literacy campaign for prison inmates at the Kannur Central Prison premises Sunday, a statement said. The prison has around 1,350 inmates.

The project is currently operational in eight districts of the state. It was launched in the state in 2002.

The Akshaya centres provide IT training to one member in every household at a cost of Rs.120, of which the student has to put in Rs.40 and the village council chips in the rest. Each person is given a 15-hour lesson in computer basics.

For the prison project, five computers and ancillary equipment have been set up.


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