Bharti Foundation and Ericsson India Opens Robotic Lab in School in Jhaneri, Punjab

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Sangrur, January 17, 2020: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises in partnership with Ericsson inaugurated The Robotic Lab at Satya Bharti Senior Secondary School, Jhaneri, Punjab. The state-of-the-art lab in the government school will benefit the underprivileged students from Class IV to Class VIII and further stimulate their interest in science and technology.

The programme curriculum aims to introduce these students to the world of digital technology by improving their general understanding as well as providing hands-on experience in programming and digital tools. During the robotic classes, students will learn the basics of programming and develop the skillsets to create precise and accurate instructions. The three-year partnership with Bharti Foundation aims to impart knowledge that inspires students to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). With Ericsson’s global experience and expertise in leveraging ICT technology, this programme will provide knowledge in new technologies, coding, programming and robotics, to name a few.

Working in the robotics projects will also help students to improve their analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.

`Speaking on the occasion, Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “Use of robotics in the classroom has proven to be a consistent and dependable way to teach students the required skills needed to prepare them for the future job market. Robotics at the school is now a significant part of learning that improves the analytical skills of students. I would like to thank Ericsson for partnering with us in this initiative and provide this exciting learning opportunity to the underprivileged students that they would not have access to otherwise.”

Heather Johnson, Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson said, “At Ericsson, we are committed to improving educational opportunities for young students around the world through the use of ICT. The programme with Bharti Foundation aims to inspire and equip children to approach technology and problem-solving by creating an open atmosphere for learning, where instructors share their enthusiasm for STEM, thus inspiring children to participate in future technological studies. The project highlights Ericsson’s commitment to supporting access to education for students everywhere and leveraging ICT to enhance learning outcomes.”