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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Electronics & Raspberry Pi kits will reach every school


Trivandrum: The State Government will soon equip every school, government and aided, with electronic colour coded kits and Raspberry Pi kits, said Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy. Speaking after the inauguration of the Electronics@School project in Thiruvananthapuram today, the CM said that 6,000 government schools will be given the electronics kit to support and nurture a maker-culture among kids.

Besides providing Raspberry Pi kits to 10,000 students selected on a merit basis, steps will be taken to provide every government and aided school with a Raspberry Pi kit for common coding practices,” said the CM.

He also inaugurated the distribution of electronic kits under the Electronics@School project and gave away the prizes to winners of the coding competition held as part of the first phase of Learn to Code project. The projects are being implemented jointly by the Kerala Startup Mission and IT@School.

Manas Manohar of Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Higher Secondary School, Mokeri, Kannur, took the first prize and Rs. 2 lakh cash award, in the coding competition held as part of the first Learn to Code. The Class 9 student built Pi Attendance, a device to view attendance at government offices from personal computers.



(Kerala IT News)