RAISING STANDARDS OF EDUCATION BY GOING DIGITAL (RAISED) aims at developing a model of 10 schools in Bisrakh block of Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh into RTE compliant schools. The project proposes to augment the available infrastructural facilities by leveraging on the government network to ensure their support and value it against the guidelines laid down by the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education, 2009. The project proposes that the development of infrastructural services provided at these schools would support in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in the school. To take education level on excellence by using Modern teaching and methods with computers and other suitable resources.

The programme ensures that the basic needs of every school including health, hygiene, cleanliness, digital citizenship, safety and security are fulfilled. The programme would help in raising and maintaining the quality of education in schools. This programme is specially designed for the students, teachers, schools and citizens to help them improve their communication abilities and develop skill with computer literacy, thereby contributing to the betterment of society.  Aligning with Digital India, this programme is an initiative taken to spread awareness in the society about Internet, Wi-Fi, Hot-Spot and e-Learning by equipping schools with digital facilities.  All these facilities give platform to schools for their multidimensional development and provide them with better working system, so that they can give greater output than their estimated strength in coming future.

The project is implemented by Digital Empowerment Foundation, a not for profit registered in New Delhi in 2002 supported by Capgemini India, one of the world‟s foremost providers of consulting, technology, outsourcing services and professional services.

All these facilities are giving platform to the Schools for their multidimensional development and giving them better working system, so that they can give output more than estimated strength in coming future.

Digital Empowerment Foundation is registered as a not-for-profit organization under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860 to carry out this mission of empowering people digitally. DEF believes access to the Internet together with digital literacy can empower people to use information and knowledge to improve their lives on their own in various ways using different digital tools. DEF has adopted a multi-stakeholder approach and a seven-fold path to enable communities, governments, schools, civil society organizations and micro-enterprises avail the benefits of the Information Age. It promotes more extensive use of ICTs for development and has created platforms for discovering and honoring ICTD innovators and practitioners so as to create a knowledge hub and database and an ecosystem that can enable digital innovators to share knowledge, forge partnerships and scale up. It is also engaged in advocacy and research on all digital areas and such issues as Internet rights and right to information.

Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2013 global revenues of EUR 10.1 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience TM, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.

In 2002, DEF was registered as a not-for-profit organization under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860 to carry out this mission of empowering people digitally. DEF believes access to the Internet together with digital literacy can empower people to use information and knowledge to improve their lives on their own in various ways using different digital tools. DEF has adopted a multi-stakeholder approach and a seven-fold path to enable communities, governments, schools, civil society organizations and micro-enterprises avail the benefits of the Information Age. It promotes more extensive use of ICTs for development and has created platforms for discovering and honoring ICTD innovators and practitioners so as to create a knowledge hub and database and an ecosystem that can enable digital innovators to share knowledge, forge partnerships and scale up. It is also engaged in advocacy and research on all digital areas and such issues as Internet rights and right to information.

With more than 130,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2013 global revenues of EUR 10.1 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.

The ten schools to be adopted by Capgemini are in the close vicinity of their Noida office. In these schools, Capgemini will set up a science lab, provide e-learning facilities, computer training, water filters, benches and other infrastructural support like leak-proofing and toilet up-gradation.

Digital Empowerment Foundation is delighted to announce the formation of RAISED Project Monitoring and Steering Committee. In this 13-member Project Monitoring and Steering Committee, DEF, Capgemini and District Magistrate, NOIDA each has one member and 10 Head Teacher / Principals from 10 adopted schools. This committee will regularly review the achievement of the project activities.

Sr. No Designation Committee designation

1

Assistant Basic Shiksha Adhikari, Salarpur, Gautam Buddha Nagar, NOIDA. President

2

Deputy Manager CSR, Capgemini. Member

3

Manager- Research & Advocacy, DEF. Member

4

Principal, Junior School, Agahpur, Sec 41 NOIDA. Member

5

Principal, Primary School, Agahpur, Sec 41 NOIDA. Member

6

Primary School-I, Barola, Sec 49 NOIDA. Member

7

Primary School-II, Barola, Sec 49 NOIDA. Member

8

Principal,  Primary School-I, Sadarpur, Sec 45 NOIDA Member

9

Principal,  Primary School-II, Sadarpur, Sec 45 NOIDA. Member

10

Principal,  Junior School, Barola, Sec 49 NOIDA. Member

11

Principal,  Primary School, Bhangel, Sec 102 NOIDA. Member

12

Principal,  Junior High School, Sadarpur, Sec 45  NOIDA Member

13

Principal,  Primary School, Sohrakha, Sec 80 NOIDA Member