The National Education Society for Tribal Students (NESTS), an independent organization formed under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the 1M1B (one million for one billion) foundation to train teachers and students at Tribal Students. Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS). This program will empower teachers and students with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) using the AR-VR skills curriculum launched by CBSE.
The objectives of the program include equipping teachers and students at Eklavya Model Residential School with training and capacity building opportunities (EMRSes) as part of a pilot program in EMRSs in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand in early
NESTS and 1M1B aim to engage EMRS students in nation-building by helping teachers and students understand the world of possibilities offered by emerging technologies. and become a creator using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to build India’s Metaverse.
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“1 Million for 1 Billion (1M1B) is a United Nations accredited non-profit corporation with Special Advisory status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is affiliated with the United Nations Ministry of Global Communications. The United Nations and also a trusted organization register with NITI Aayog’s NGO Darpan Portal is a social innovation and future skills initiative aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” the ministry said.
Manav Subodh, Managing Director of 1M1B said, “In India, metaverse and immersive technologies will create a lot of jobs in the near future. This initiative will democratize education and skills. We want students in tribal schools to receive the same high-quality education as in good urban schools. Prepare for future jobs in AR, VR, and augmented reality technologies. Do not leave anyone behind This initiative will transform our teachers and students into ‘Atma Nirbhar’ at all levels, in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of developing a ‘Digital India’.
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