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Source: The post is based on the article “National Education Society for Tribal Students(NESTS) and 1M1B Foundation signed MoU to train teachers and students of EMRSs” published in PIB on 18th November 2022
What is the News?
National Education Society for Tribal Students(NESTS) and 1 Million For 1 Billion Foundation (1M1B) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) to train teachers and students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools(EMRSs).
What is the objective of the MoU signed between NESTS and 1M1B?
The programme objectives include conduct of training and capacity-building programs for teachers and students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs).
The program will capacitate the teachers & students with Augmented Reality(AR) and Virtual Reality(VR) skills using the AR-VR skills curriculum launched by CBSE.
In pilot phase, the programme is being implemented in EMRSs of 2 states namely Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.
What is the National Education Society for Tribal Students(NESTS)?
NESTS is an autonomous organization established under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs(MoTA).
Aim: To provide high-quality education to the tribal students in their own environment.
What is 1 Million For 1 Billion Foundation(1M1B)?
1M1B is a USA based Not for Profit Company accredited to the United Nations Organization.
Purpose: It is a social innovation and future skills initiative aimed at redefining education in a conventional sense.
Significance: It is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to enable students to drive change with increased capacities.
– It also has special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is associated with the UN Department of Global Communications.
– It is also a registered credible organization with NGO Darpan Portal of NITI Aayog.