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Mintbook
 

eBook Clubs in 10 Community Centers

Location: Bangalore(R), Bangalore (U), Gadag, Uttar Kannad, Belgavi, Bagalkote

Project Owner: Department of RDPR, Government of Karnataka

e-Book Clubs in Community Centers through local Wi-Fi and online project is a novel method of disseminating knowledge in rural with smarter use of technology and lesser investment on IT infrastructure. The digital libraries and eBook clubs have been established in 10 Gram Panchayats in 7 Districts of Karnataka under innovative Projects of Department of Rural Development Panchayat Raj Government of Karnataka. The Library services that is offered in the eBook Club of Gram Panchayats under this project are in the form of audio visuals in Science and Maths, virtual classes for English skill learning, text books, reference books, competitive exam preparations, personality development and digital / financial literacy to the rural students and public.

Impact

eBook Club fulfills the quest and gaps in the rural area for knowledge and learning. This not only provides academic related content but also covers general readings, literature, language, kadambaris, etc thereby encouraging a holistic grooming and progress in rural society. This project encouraged reading habits in the population and through the use of resources in eBook Club, they get to read books in Kannada and also understand the culture, traditions and language. Through this project, ICT skills are developed. Digital literacy in how to use tablets, go through websites, browse digital content and read and watch multimedia content. Exposure to different level of learning through ICT is a big boost to rural population.