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DST STI Hub: Adolescent Awareness Ambassadors and Digital Literacy Sessions

March 18, 2024 - 12:45
DST STI Hub: Adolescent Awareness Ambassadors and Digital Literacy Sessions

The DST STI Hub has made remarkable progress this past year on the AAA and Digital Literacy program with the help of a dedicated ground team. In the inaugural phase of the STI Hub Mizoram project, significant progress was made through the implementation of the Adolescent Awareness Ambassador (AAA) program and Digital Literacy (DL) sessions.

AAA Program

The AAA program was conducted in 10 schools, reaching a total of 1029 students. This initiative aimed to raise awareness on substance abuse, focusing on drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and areca nuts. Additionally, 93 student ambassadors were trained to disseminate awareness within their respective schools and communities. Student ambassadors engaged in creative awareness activities such as skits and trivia quizzes, fostering their presentation skills and self-confidence. Each ambassador received a certificate for their participation in AAA sessions, while participating schools were acknowledged with mementos as tokens of appreciation for their collaboration.

DL Sessions

Digital Literacy sessions addressing professional development and internet safety topics were conducted in 8 schools, complementing the AAA program. The sessions were conducted in the following schools:

  1. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mizoram University
  2. Government Tanhril Middle School II
  3. Government KM High School
  4. Government Luangmual Middle School
  5. Mizoram Institute of Comprehensive Education
  6. Government Tanhril High School
  7. Government Chawnpui High School
  8. Government Zotlang High School

Some of the key progress areas of year 1:

  • AAA completed in 10 schools
  • DL completed in 8 schools
  • 93 AAA student ambassadors created
  • 1029 students impacted

Under a grant from the Department of Science and Technology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, in collaboration with Mizoram University, plans to build Science, Technology & Innovation Hubs in the districts of Aizawl and Serchhip to promote sustainable livelihoods through Capacity Building and Skill Development for tribal communities.

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