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NESTS of Tribal Affairs Ministry partners with Amazon for Amazon Future Engineer Program

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NESTS of Tribal Affairs Ministry partners and Amazon Partner

Amazon and NESTS of the Tribal Affairs Ministry collaborate on a two-day event to improve the capacity of EMRS teachers for the Amazon Future Engineer Program.

In cooperation with the Learning Links Foundation, the National Education Society for Tribal Students (NESTS) is arranging a two-day face-to-face capacity building session for EMRS instructors to administer the Amazon Future Engineer Program (CSR Program) (LLF).

Shri Arjun Munda, the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, stated that the partnership between NESTS and Amazon will empower educators and students in the area of online learning. He further stated that the programme will aid in the beginning of digital contact with those living in remote places in the present decade. He claimed that the Amazon Future Engineer Program will have a significant positive impact on EMRS students. Additionally, he stated that “The Amazon Future Engineer Program will act as a stepping stone in developing Computer awareness for the tribal students of EMRSs.”

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A two-day in-person training programme for phase 1 will be place at the YMCA Auditorium in New Delhi on December 28 and 29, 2022. One of the goals is to implement the Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) Program in 54 EMRSs in 6 States (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Telangana) that have access to digital infrastructure such a computer lab and reliable, active internet connectivity. Fundamentals of Computer Science, Introduction to Coding, Logical Sequencing, Learning Loops, Block Programming using open source platforms like Code.org, Class Chat Sessions to debate the tech industry, various tech projects, etc. are among the course modules that will be covered.

Modern information technology will promote pupils’ readiness for future employment in STEM education by enabling early exposure to these fields. The Learning Links Foundation (LLF) is a charitable organisation that works for the “Amazon Future Engineer Program” and is exceptional in the area of teaching computational skills to EMRS students and instructors.

The proposed training workshop for EMRS instructors will act as a first step in raising awareness of the possibilities for computer science education among EMRS students as well as the availability of high-quality IT instruction in our schools.