Amid the Pandemic, India’s Tribal School is getting prepared for Digital learning
- MOU signed between Ministry of Tribal Affair and STEPAap
- The Ministry of Tribal Affair is spending around 15 Crore on digitalization in EMRS (Eklavya Model Residential School)
- 300+ schools and 1,50,000+ students will be benefited through the program
Mumbai, September 07, 2020
STEPapp (Student Talent Enhancement Program Application) has received a mandate from the Indian Ministry of Tribal Affairs to implement its gamified learning app across all Tribal Schools in India in a landmark development.
This is the first time a government institution has tied up with an Indian EdTech startup on a monetised project
This initiative will benefit more than 1.5 lakh students from grades 1st-12th across the country immediately and will expand the scope in the coming years. Through this association, STEPapp will enhance the students' performance in school exams as well as in competitive exams. This will also enable schools to measure the students' learning outcomes through dashboards. The content provided will be in the English language.
STEPapp is a gamified learning solution for students to gain conceptual clarity in math & science through its gamified format making it fun and enjoyable. It offers many features including a simplified testing methodology, measurable learning outcomes, self-paced learning, content created by 400+ IITians and Doctors, and rewards & recognition.
The purpose of STEPapp is to become the springboard for every child’s dreams and provide universal access to quality education for every child in India using technology & gamification, by creating a bank of meritorious children who will be the assets to our country.
STEPapp has been implemented in 242 Schools, with 35,167 registered students, in 21 States (Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Nagaland, West Bengal, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Mizoram and Karnataka) as of 31st August 2020.
Mr Praveen Tyagi, Managing Director, PACE-IIT CEO & Founder, EduIsFun Technologies (STEPapp) said,
“This is a great initiative by the Government of India and Tribal education department. In these pandemic times, education needs to be given its utmost importance and
the right steps have been taken. It gives me immense pleasure that we are able to empower EMRS schools and teachers to provide online learning solutions to these tribal kids and work towards our shared vision of empowering them with quality education.
I am proud to contribute to the Nation Building in these very difficult times”
Ministry of Tribal Affairs, India: “STEPapp is a wonderful initiative to teach students about the concepts of Mathematics and Science in a gamified way so they can have fun while learning various concepts. From the Ministry's side also our task is to provide high-quality education to the students, and STEPapp is one of the initiatives through which learning will be very beneficial for the students.”
STEP (Student Talent Enhancement Program) is a revolutionary gamified learning application developed by a team of 400+ IITians and doctors. STEPapp believes that every child should be given a level playing field in accessing high-quality education at an affordable cost in a fun and engaging way to encourage optimal learning outcomes in students. It’s gamified format of math and science curriculum in India, mapped to the CBSE and ICSE boards, helps the students in learning and gaining conceptual clarity in a fun experience.
The application’s content is segregated into pieces of information to allow students to grasp the concepts easily and to ensure that students are not burdened with a lot of information together. STEPapp also provides a simplified testing methodology to track the progress of their children and identify strengths through dashboards.
STEPapp’s Journey So Far
A year ago, the Tribal Development Department of Maharashtra adopted and sanctioned STEPapp as a gamified e-learning solution for 14 Eklavya Model Residential Schools, benefiting 4000 students. This year, for the first time, 15 students of EMRS, Maharashtra (out of 14 schools) cleared the NTSE first round. After receiving acknowledgement from the students and teachers of EMRS, STEPapp extended its services to all the 25 Eklavya Model Residential Schools in Maharashtra. After successful implementation there, STEPapp has received a mandate from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, India to implement the gamified learning app in all the tribal schools across all states in India. This is a first of its kind monetised project between an Indian government department and an EdTech startup and is expected to cost the Tribal Development Department about 15 crores for this academic year.
Recently, STEPapp has signed an MoU with the Tamil Nadu government to implement in the government schools in Tamil Nadu benefiting approximately 10 lakhs students. Along with that, STEPapp has been implemented in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Schools, Podar Schools, Army Schools, Air force Schools, and in all Naval Schools.
Shri Amitabh Bachchan has given further strength to STEPapp’s mission to make quality education more accessible by becoming its ambassador and will be the face of the brand across all media platforms.