MUMBAI: In a significant move aimed at narrowing the digital gap, OctaFX, the international broker, has partnered with Community Action for Rural Development (CARD) to set up a state-of-the-art computer lab in a rural school located in Tamil Nadu, India.
Empowering Rural Education Through Technology
OctaFX, in collaboration with CARD, has facilitated the establishment of a fully-equipped computer lab at the Sita Rajaram Public School in Tamil Nadu. The lab, established in May 2023, serves as a beacon of digital education for over two hundred students. This initiative aims to empower the students with essential computer skills and bridge the technological divide prevalent in rural areas.
Revitalizing Education in Rural Tamil Nadu
Founded in 2014 by the Papathiyammal Pitchai Educational Trust, Sita Rajaram Public School was established in the Muthu Nagar village of Hiraniyamangalam Mettupatti. The school’s mission is to provide quality secondary education to children from rural backgrounds in the Hiraniyamangalam Panchayat. Recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu and affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, the school currently educates 302 students.
Addressing Technological Obsolescence
Over the years, the school’s computer lab had fallen behind technologically, affecting the computer training of over two hundred students spanning grades three to ten. OctaFX stepped in by funding the acquisition of 15 modern computers, effectively upgrading the lab and reinvigorating computer education.
Empowering Education for Future Success
Mrs. J. Gayathri Devi, Principal of Sita Rajaram Public School, expressed her gratitude for OctaFX’s contribution towards advancing education in rural Tamil Nadu. She emphasized how the computer lab will equip students with indispensable skills vital for their future endeavors.
A Step Towards Equity and Progress
Commenting on the collaboration, the OctaFX press office noted that the initiative aligns with their commitment to social responsibility. With a focus on providing technological resources to over two hundred students in the rural community, the project takes a vital stride towards bridging the digital divide. In an era marked by rapid technological advancement, this effort gains significance in fostering equitable access to education.