Reached over 1.25 lakh students at 500 schools across 24 states and union territories as part of this initiative
Goals to teach 1 million students next year
BENGALURU, AUGUST 3, 2021: WhiteHat Jr, India’s leading live online learning platform, today announced the launch of a mixed physical-digital coding program for schoolchildren nationwide. The program combines the power of WhiteHat Jr’s online platform with a classroom model, where children can learn and collaborate with their peers.
The company edtech received a very positive response to the offer, with schools showing massive interest in introducing next generation coding skills to their students. Taking advantage of the strong in-bound, WhiteHat Jr has enrolled 500 schools across the country, representing over 1.25 lakh students who will learn coding through the blended curriculum.
The program has been specially developed to support schools in India. It offers three key features –
Exclusive Program – 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.
Physical and Digital Access – To maximize the benefits of peer-to-peer classroom learning, coding lessons will be delivered in person in the school’s computer labs by a qualified teacher using WhiteHat Jr.’s proprietary technology platform. All registered students will also have access to WhiteHat Jr’s online resources, including tutorials and classroom projects.
Teacher Training Program – WhiteHat Jr has developed a new teacher training program to prepare teachers to conduct the coding program in schools. It was also set up by the NSDC to build the capacity of coding trainers in the country. To date, 1,000 private school teachers have already been trained and will be certified under this initiative.
“We need to equip our children with 21st century skills to help them reap the demographic dividend in its true sense. The big deterrent, however, is that the majority of the country’s children do not have access to computers or broadband. We aim to bridge this critical gap with a unique mixed physical-digital model leveraging schools to provide access to coding to millions of children across the country, ”said Karan Bajaj, Founder and CEO of WhiteHat Jr. “With the positive reception we have received since the launch of our mixed physical-digital model, our vision to teach coding to at least 1 million students in the next school year is an achievable reality.
“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, business manager – New Channels, WhiteHat Jr. “500+ schools representing 245 cities, from 24 states and union territories across the country, is a testament to the trust we have earned by leading educational institutions across the country. put in place a strong infrastructure / processes and support team to delight each and every child who studies coding thanks to our school’s initiative. “
About WhiteHat Jr
WhiteHat Jr was started with the singular mission of empowering children to become creators rather than consumers of technology. The company channeled the natural creativity of students through an engaging curriculum and personalized, live attention from teachers. WhiteHat Jr.’s over 11,000 teachers deliver thousands of online coding, math and music lessons every day on its exclusive platform. Cumulatively, the company has run over 8.5 million classes to date.