A digital summer camp was organised by CIRC Nagaon in Assam simultaneously in the three ITE centres — Dragaon, Juria and Alitangani. With the objective of making learning fun, this 13-day camp saw around 30 students from standard 5th to 10th studying different schools across the district participate in each centre. Along with basic computer classes, the students also got the opportunity to understand their school curriculum as specified by the State Board using the Internet. Presentations, debates, discussions and games, with the aim of helping the students understand difficult topics, opened their eyes to different ways of learning.
Different motivational videos, films and competitions like drawing, singing and debate were a part of the camp. The teams at the centres also organised guest lectures on topics like education, self-governance and health and hygiene for the students. Positive feedback from the participating students showed us their personal growth, and the interest they have built in enjoying the school curriculum. The interaction with children from other schools also motivated them to participate actively, and start using technology and the internet in learning. As a part of their activities, the students also wrote postcards to the Deputy Commissioner of Nagaon, sharing their grievances on teaching, learning related to their schools.