Navigator Disha Project
Supported by Cisco’s India Cash Grant Program, Navigator Disha seeks to contextualize the Learning Navigator Platform and its various apps with offline features in India, to support all types of learners in technologically challenged environments, especially ones with intermittent or poor connectivity. The project is currently in its second year of funding and implementation.
Navigator Disha will help locate learners( in terms of his or her understanding in any subject), support teachers to provide individualized learning inputs to learners, provide navigation ability to achieve learning outcomes for learners through relevant applications with offline features.
The Program will primarily support students in Government run schools but will have a spillover effect in affordable private schools, enable adult learners in Gram Panchayats, youths in skilling, working professionals in upskilling etc.
The Applications would be in regional languages and Gooru would work with collaborators on training, content development and implementations with various states in India and work on scaling up with the Cisco support.
While the Program has already come out with an Instructor app with offline features, by the end of the year 2022, we will release the offline Learner app which will enable Navigator to be used in the areas of intermittent connectivity.
There will be certain integrations with WhatsApp and content platforms like DIKSHA. The Project will reach 1500 teachers and 50,000 students through them by the end of academic year 2023.
About Cisco India Cash Grant Program
The India Cash Grant program uses innovation to identify new ways to solve challenges and partners with civil society agencies and key stakeholders to collaborate effectively. The Program partners help create technology-based solutions that improve lives and enable an inclusive future for all. Reflecting Cisco’s global CSR efforts, the program’s purpose in India goes beyond profits to benefit employees, communities, and the planet.
Focus areas for funding include:
- Critical human needs and crisis response
- Economic empowerment
The key deliverables in terms of Social Impact include
Courses aligned to Indian NCERT/SCERT standards:
- Math in Marathi: Grades 1-5
- Math in Hindi: Grades 1-5
- Math in English: Grades 1-5, Grades 8-10
- Direct: 1500 teachers
- Indirect: 50,000 students on Navigator from Government schools in Goa and Maharashtra
- Scale ups planned in states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka