Encouraging Digital India
Compared with the literacy rates of 29.34% for the general population, literacy among tribal people in India is 6%. To cater to the higher educational needs of marginalized tribal and rural students in Golaghat, Assam, Don Bosco Network, in partnership with Marelli India, supported the digitalization of the college by providing 60 laptops, an internet network, and other peripherals infrastructure and furniture for the computer lab.
Due to the project, 380 tribal and rural students are benefitting from the upgraded digital infrastructure.
The faculty is now also equipped with resources to prepare e-learning material for remote education because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Don Bosco Network in India comprises of 11 Planning and Development Organisations (PDOs), each dedicated to the development of the Salesian provinces they serve. The Don Bosco network is spread across 29 states and 354 NGOs, reaching more than 10 lakh people.