Cyber 4 Digital Inclusion – Olympiad for Cyber Wellness – The Conclusion
Award Ceremony to recognize and honour members of ‘Achiever’s Club’ and ‘Certificate of Merit’ holder During Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017
Information and communication technologies represent amazing opportunities for children and youth to evolve as smart and vibrant 21st century citizens, working and competing effectively in the global economy. Internet has become a powerful resource in widening access to education, information and collaboration. Today’s youth spend much of their time with media and digital activities, so it becomes imperative to educate them to be smart digital citizens aware of their rights and responsibilities
Understanding the needs and challenges on the ground, Learning Links Foundation with support of Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Digital India, NeGD and UNICEF had launched Digital Citizenship and Cyber Wellness Olympiad in April 2017. The Olympiad received and overwhelming participations of 68882 children, youth, teachers and caregivers.
Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017 ( https://gccs2017.in ) was the most appropriate platform to appreciate and award the winners of the Olympiad. Learning Links Foundation (LLF) was one of the partners with NeGD to organise a curtain raiser event on 21st November at J W Marriott, Aero city. Principals, Educators, Students, parents and key stakeholders from education fraternity from various parts of the country travelled to Delhi for the felicitation ceremony where Certificate of Merit and Achiever’s Club certificate were awarded to the young and smart achievers.
15 students, 1 educator and 1 Principal were awarded during this event. It was motivating to see students sharing the same stage with Principals and Educators.
It was a celebratory time with the young sharp minds sharing the benefits of Information and Communication Technologies at the same time being smart to manage the risks and challenges in the online space. The event was attended by few Principals from renowned schools in Delhi and NCR. Dr. Anjlee Prakash, Founder & Chairperson of Learning Links Foundation (LLF) welcome all dignitaries. In her welcome address, she shared the Olympiad success story which gathered participation from all 29 states and 7 union territories. The Olympiad website and content was viewed by more than 7 lakhs+ people across the country and registration from 68,882 people including students, educators, Principals, parents and community. The Olympiad also had participation from students from Sweden, Malaysia and UAE.