Sportz Village Foundation in partnership with DXC Technology presents the second edition of ‘Race Around India’, with a major focus on the states in Southern India.
This program was introduced in 2020, and this year, it covers 15 cities including Mysore, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Kochi, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kanyakumari.
Race Around India is a offline gamified module created by Sportz Village Foundation and sponsored by DXC Technology corporate social responsibility (CSR). It aims at helping children who do not have access to internet connectivity, in learning and staying physically active while they are at home during the current times.
This program takes children through a simulated race across the country/region, where they compete as virtual teams to complete specified tasks in order to win. The program not only gets children to be physically active, but also helps in improving their knowledge about the country. Learning via this program is completely self-directed and the information is available in several local languages.
The offline model also ensures that children irrespective of their social segment, age or gender be a part of the program. The information available on the program can be accessed in multiple local languages.
Parminder Gill, Co-Founder and Head, Sportz Village Foundation said, “Sports plays a pivotal role in one’s life. Physical education or play enhances an individual’s ability to think, concentrate and maintain focus, and one should not be deprived of this because of class, age, gender, and skill. This program has been developed keeping in mind the needs of children who belong to the underprivileged communities with no access to digital infrastructure, so that they can be active and healthy during such difficult times.”
Lokendra Sethi, Head – HR, DXC Technology India said, “We are proud to be a part of this initiative which focuses on making wellness and education available to children during these tough times. The idea of an offline module is to ensure that lack of internet does not deter a child from learning and practicing fitness. More than 1600 children have already enrolled for this program; and we hope that our partnership with Sportz Village Foundation will continue bringing about impactful changes in the education sector in the future.”
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