On 31st July our students with the help of the NGO Saksham organised another digitization marathon in school. Digitization of books refers to the scanning and editing of books online to allow printed books to be converted to various formats like audio books which are accessible and easy to use for visually impaired students.
The marathon began at 8:30am and went on till 5:45 in the evening. There were a total of 65 volunteers, all of which were students who enthusiastically participated in the marathon. Over a span of 9 hours the students were able to digitise 8 books i.e. 1897 pages. We have surpassed last year’s record of 1369 pages. We hope to organise many more such marathons within school and outside so as to make a significant contribution to the accessibility of digitised books for the visually impaired.
|IILM Young Citizen Award for Innovation & Social Impact|
On 24 October 2018, V. Chaitanya , a team leader of Project Drishti showcased the elements of the project at the IILM Young Citizen Award for Innovation & Social Impact. After impressing the 5 member panel of judges, the project won the first prize out of 60 others that were presented by different schools from all over the country. The prize distribution ceremony took place on the same day itself at the UN House in Lodhi Estate during UN Day celebrations where Mr. Yuri Afanasiev ,the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India, handed over a trophy as well as a cheque for the amount of Rs. 1 lakh to Chaitanya. The entire prize money has been donated by the project members back to school and will be put to use for developing more learning tools for the visually impaired and funding activities of the other We Care projects in school.