Opportunities | Exposure | Aspiration
Critical thinking and problem solving skills through hand-on-programming and fundamentals of technology.
Our skills-based learning activities integrate the idea of learning through doing. The content that we teach our students will require them to use critical thinking skills that help them learn and grasp fundamental technology concepts. Each of the hands-on activities are thoughtfully designed to teach our students all levels of digital literacy and is tailored to meet the needs of all learners.
Our Digital Literacy Program works to engage and build relationships while focussing on computer basics, productivity tools, digital lifestyles & online safety, and an introduction to coding and programming. Our approach is to deliver curriculum to partner organizations at their locations vs. delivering over the internet. We use internet based teaching tools and MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses). Our team works with the girls and youth side by side as they work through these courses and online programs.
Sailesh Mantha, the Digital Literacy Advisor, brings over 20 + years of Global technical expertise and experience in the financial services industry. As a father of two daughters, Shreya and Sahana Mantha, and having led multiple global technical teams, Sailesh brings the cultural awareness needed to guide, coach, and educate girls and youth from various backgrounds. Sailesh hold a masters degree in computer science from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA from Duke University. Sailesh currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Providence Day School and is the Co-Chair of the Providence Day School Annual Fund. Sailesh enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, and also enjoys playing golf and cricket.
Topics of Study
FUN-damentals of computers. Hands-on interactive engagement providing a fundamental understanding of computer basics covering digital literacy.
Provide hands-on training for productivity tools and applications to be used at school, at home, and at work .
Digital Lifestyles & online safety:
Healthy digital lifestyles, online safety, and computing technology that will help youth make better choices for themselves. Additionally, exposure to possible opportunities in a variety of fields and awareness as to how career choices shape life choices.
intro coding & Programming:
Logical and analytical skills through programming along with persistence and perseverance required for problem solving. Gamified learning and drag and drop programming to introduce and generate interest in computer science.