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Rural education programme launched

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 28 - The SRF Foundation in collaboration with the State Department of Education yesterday launched its Rural Education Programme (REP) at Tamulikuchi ME School under Dimoria block of Kamrup (Metro) district.

Those who attended the event included Dispur MLA Atul Bora as the chief guest; Shamsher Singh, Mission Director, SSA, Assam, as the guest of honour; besides Buli Gogoi Bhuyan, DEEO, Kamrup (Metro), and Jayanta Das, representative of the Education Minister, stated a press release.

The REP is a flagship programme of the SRF Foundation which focuses on holistic development of government schools to develop as model institutions under the components of physical, academic and digital transformation. Construction/renovation of toilets for boys and girls, provision of safe drinking water facility, play equipment, setting up of library-cum-resource centers, provision of classroom furniture and mini-science labs are planned under physical transformation.

Under academic upgrades, resources like workbooks, teaching learning materials, training of headmasters and teachers, remedial teaching classes, school management committee training and engagement are planned.

And under digital upgrades, theatre-based smart classrooms with locally available content as per school syllabus of the Government of Assam will be developed.

Atul Bora, in his speech, expressed the hope that the launch of the REP in Kamrup Metro would create a cluster of model schools and benefit students and society at large.

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