Last Updated:  14/01/2021

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Project Pitch By: Prayatna


Proposed Project Title

A Digital Literacy Program Schools


Thematic Area

Promotion of education, special education and vocational skills

Sub Thematic Area

Education Programs

Project Synopsis

Prayatna is proposing to create Digital Labs in govt. Schools of Gujarat, Bihar, and Jharkhand where students can acquire financial and digital literacy. These labs will have basic hardware and software along with trained manpower who will train and guide young minds to become a part of Digital India. The current proposal looks at setting up 10 labs in the Govt. schools of rural areas.

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
INR 0.6 Cr - INR 1.0 Cr
Proposed Location
Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand

Key Project Partners
Academic Institute,NGOs,Companies

Project Status


Beneficiary Type (Primary): Children
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): Youth
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 3000 - 10000 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done

Proposed Project Description

The objective of this One Year-long proposal intends to impart a digital literacy program in 10 middle/high schools by developing digital labs so that students from class 6th – 10th can benefit from it and helps them connect to the digital world. Each lab is a physical set up of 8 desktops, projector, screen, printer, internet, peripherals, and basic furniture to ensure a decent learning environment. Training and exposure to digital tools will be given in these labs. Prayatna has good quality content with itself that range from very basic elements to complex technical courses, should someone need it. In the school, the responsibility will be with the school in charge where a Prayatna trainer will go to provide regular training. This One Year-long proposal intends to impart a digital literacy that exposes people to modern technology and helps them connect to the digital world.


The program will be divided into three parts:

  • Provisioning of Computer hardware and software
  • Training of Teachers and providing external trainers (in case of school labs)
  • Conducting of assessment of students to measure learning

Salient Features

  1. Strengthening basic infrastructure to support the deployment of IT equipment
  2. Implementing IT Classes for students to build their skill set
  3. Training the programme teachers in order to sustain them

About Prayatna

Prayatna was established in 2003 in Muzaffarpur, Bihar modelling its work on Gandhian principles around education, health, youth development, livelihood etc. ​ Prayatna has its origins in rural India. It started operations in 2003 in a place called Bharwari, a rural hamlet close to Muzaffarpur in Bihar. Currently, Prayatna has programmes operational in Bihar, UP, Delhi, Jharkhand and Odisha. Pratik has experience of 30 years as a techie, Civil Servant, UN official that included seven years of leading a large Indian NGO, Magic Bus where he set up more than 50 livelihood centres.

Vision – A world where empowered individuals realize their full potential in a sustainable and equitable manner.

Mission - Prayatna strives to empower individuals and communities living on the margins so that they are economically and socially endowed, live a life of dignity and contribute meaningfully to society.

Over time, Prayatna’s work has benefitted over 25,000 people through remedial education, livelihood training, youth leadership, sustainable development and reached to more than 1.5 lakh people during COVID19 relief programme. Currently, it runs four livelihood centres in Delhi NCR and Bihar.


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