NESTS, 1M1B Foundation sign MoU to train teachers and students of EMRSes

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New Delhi: A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the National Education Society for Tribal Students (NESTS), an autonomous body set up under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, and the 1M1B Foundation (1M1B), the Ministry of Tribal Affairs said in a statement.

The program will skill teachers and students with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) using AR-VR skill curriculum launched by CBSE.

The objectives of the program include conducting training and capacity-building activities for teachers and students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSes). On a pilot basis, as part of the MoU, the program is being implemented in EMRS in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.

“1 Million for 1 Billion (1M1B), a Bangalore-based not-for-profit company recognized by the United Nations with special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and affiliated to the Global Communications Department of the United Nations and also a registered with NITI Aayog’s NGO Darpan Portal Trusted organization. It is a social innovation and future skills initiative aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” the ministry said.

NESTS in Partnership 1M1B aims to engage EMRSes students in nation-building, enabling faculty and students to understand the world of possibilities offered by emerging technologies and Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to create India’s metaverse. Using becomes a creator

In line with NEP 2020, it is believed that this collaboration will go a long way in providing students of EMRSes exposure to immersive, visual and experiential learning that will improve the human infrastructural wealth of the nation.

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