Digital Empowerment Program (DEP) For Children

Digital literacy is an essential skill for learners of all ages, including school students. The digital world allows us to connect, collaborate, innovate and discover new information on an ever-broadening scale, and learners must be able to effectively use technology from the very beginning of their educational journey. The curriculum has been developed on an organic VIDYA framework aligned with the digital competencies mentioned in UN SDG 4.4.2 goal. The curriculum is designed comprehensively involving learning through Videos, Games, Projects and Hands-on-Experience. The 4 C’s Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication will make the students future ready.


  • To educate students on the fundamentals of computer hardware and software operations
  • To expose and educate students on digital content creation, communication, and collaboration
  • To create awareness on digital ethics i.e to use digital technology safely and protect their own physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • To develop their logical reasoning, computation and Problem Solving Skills through Coding
  • To understand their place, and the place of others, in an interconnected world and make educated decisions about the information that they encounter online.
  • To introduce the students to emerging technology tools and prepare them for the 21st-century workplace


Digital Literacy for Children is designed to implement it as an in-school model with a time table of weekly 1 or 2 sessions for Digital Literacy for each Child throughout the academic year. The program aims to make computer literacy accessible to all. It intends to increase the reach of the program through a product based model, to ensure equitable quality education to all inline with Goal 4 of 2030 agenda of sustainable development.  It also contributes towards one of the pillars of Government’s Digital India mission: IT for Jobs.

8 Community Centers 
6 Schools
Beneficiaries Each Year


Curriculum Planning & Implementation Strategy:
A curriculum which is divided into 5 levels from Class 1 to 10 which is mapped to the 6 competency areas of UN Digital Literacy framework (A Global framework for Digital Literacy skills for Indicator 4.4.2)

Basic Knowledge on Hardware & Software

Information & Data

Communication &

Digital Content


Problem Solving

Career Related Competency

The students learn to code in the lower classes using Block Programming like LOGO, CodeSpark, Scratch. In the higher classes they learn HTML to design Webpages and higher level programming language Python. They also learn MS office application, Google Workspace applications for collaborative working. Students are introduced to Digital Citizenship concept gradullay to educate and aware them to use vast power of internet efficiently.

Student Projects

Chandrakala and Hamndri are narrating here the importance of water and why we should not waste water. Look at the confidence they show to present their project. DEP curriculum enforces on collaborative project approach which enhances the collaboration and communication skills of the 21st century learners .

Prachi Angarke created her own webpages using HTML and CSS. She narrates that she used MS Excel to gather relevant data, created graphs and the various tags she used to create the webpage.

The story is created by Anushka, a Class 6 student of VIDYA School Partnership Project using the Toontastic App. She learned to create animated stories as a project using this App




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Digital Summer Camp

Digital Summer Camp 2021 was conducted in the month of May and due to pandemic and lockdown, it was completely online. The video is a collation of various project presentations by the students on the finale day. DEP Digital Literacy Curriculum enforces on the Project Based Learning method and hence the theme ‘e_Explore Maharashtra ‘ was selected. The students did a virtual tour of the important places of Maharastra and documented it using age appropriate software tools they have learnt.

Glimpse of a project presentation during the summer camp 2019. The summer camps of the year 2020 and 2021 were conducted online.

Summer Camp 2019 Report

Digital Literacy for Children Annual Report 2020-21


Testimonial of DEP School Partnership Program partner Mobhammaid Urdu School Principal.

In the Digital Literacy for Children initiative, it’s our goal to make the children ready for a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy through our curriculum.
In today’s technological age, just being able to read and write is not enough. It is very important for children to be digitally literate to be ready for the future.
We upgraded our curriculum to suit the mobile learing. Whether it is online or offline mode, the children show lot of interest to do projects using the software tools they learn.
I am in this project for the last 5 years and could see the changes in the creativity, communication, and collaboration skills of the students. Ms. Ujwala Waghmare, Project Supervisor.
Ms. Ujwala Waghmare, Project Supervisor