With globalization, it has become necessary to acquire the basic IT knowledge and operational skills. Though it has become a part of education system, it is yet not accessible and affordable for everyone. Based on the needs of the surrounding area, Cosmo Foundation initiated Computer Literacy Program. The program:
The major challenge faced by the Computer Literacy Program was lack of reading and writing skills among many students. Based on a study published by an eminent organization, only 45.3% students from class V could read class II text books, 43% students could do subtraction and 40.6% students could tell time in Gujarat. The data suggested children lack basic reading and arithmetic skills which subsequently has an adverse effect and hampers their overall learning. To tackle this social issue, Cosmo Gyan Vihar Kendra was set up to strengthen basic reading, writing, arithmetic skills as well as to teach students to explore, experiment and express their thoughts and emotions effectively.
Significant features include:
There is tremendous fear, inhibition among people and lack of appropriate skills among English teachers. There was a demand from students and teachers to make arrangement to teach English. Cosmo Foundations works at two levels by providing:
The program seeks to sensitize the students in understanding the importance of 10th grade as a turning point in their career, generating interest in studying the challenging subjects and providing exposures to a range of non-stereotyped careers. The program serves to the students across the schools and villages.
Since 2001, Cosmo Films has partnered with Bhartiya Samaj Seva Kendra, a local non-profit organization. Every year, eight students, from class VI to diploma courses are chosen and awarded educational aid.
Since 2000, Cosmo Films is sponsoring a leading Industrial Cricket Tournament of Aurangabad named- “Shaheed Bhagat Singh Cricket Tournament”. This tournament is organized by Trade Union i.e. CITU. The teams of industrial workers as well as local city players take part in this tournament. The aim of this tournament is to promote team spirit and leadership qualities among workers and strengthen industrial relations.
Aurangabad has been a historical place and an important Tourist destination visited by a large number of domestic and foreign tourists. To add aesthetic value to the city and provide a green space for refreshments, Cosmo Films has been involved in developing and maintaining beautiful gardens in cantonment area as well as near airport since year 2006.