WhiteHat Jr coding enters schools in India, reaching 10L students
Leading online learning platform WhiteHat Jr announced on Tuesday that it is offering its flagship coding program to schoolchildren nationwide, adding that it has enrolled 500 schools across the country, representing more than 1.25 lakh students, who will learn. coding via a physical-digital coding program mix.
Targeting to teach 10 lakh schoolchildren by the next school year as more schools reopen after the second wave of the pandemic, the company has already trained 1,000 private school teachers for the program, which combines the power of the online coding platform with a classroom model where kids can learn and collaborate with their peers.
“In the next phase of the program, we will integrate public schools because we believe in the democratization of new age education for our children. The mixed physical-digital coding program is not only aimed at high-income households, but also targets every nook and cranny of the country as schools reopen, ”Karan Bajaj, Founder and CEO of WhiteHat Jr.
Schoolchildren will pay between Rs 300 and Rs 750 per month depending on the coding program they choose to take.
The company has developed a new teacher training program to prepare them to conduct the coding program in schools. It was also set up by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to build the capacity of coding trainers in the country.
Bajaj informed that the company has not only trained teachers for the coding program, but has also provided its own pool of talented teachers who will impart coding skills to students in schools where computer teachers are not available.
“With the positive reception we have received so far since the launch of our mixed physical-digital model, our vision to teach coding to at least one million students in the next school year is a reality. achievable, ”Bajaj said.
WhiteHat Jr has designed a structured activity-based coding program for Grades 1-12. The program is scientifically researched and based on age-appropriate learning outcomes.
“We are leading a breakthrough with this initiative, to provide coding training to students who otherwise would not have had the infrastructure to access these future skills,” said Nitin Kochhar, Director commercial, New Channels, WhiteHat Jr.
Last month, WhiteHat Jr launched live online music lessons – starting with piano and guitar – in India and the United States, as the company aims to create an individual music experience for children to help them develop their self-confidence and strengthen their cognitive development.
“We have been given a tremendous amount of rest for live online music lessons in India. Now even adults have shown interest in learning music which is quite encouraging,” Bajaj said.
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