Mancherial: Generally, parents are known to reprimand their childlen for using mobile phones frequently. But, parents of students of Telangana Social Welfare Residential (TSWR) School-cum-Centre of Excellence for boys in Bellampalli allow them to be glued to mobile phones since they are using it to come up with useful applications with the help of knowledge they are acquiring at a fortnight long camp in mobile applications and drone making.
Nearly 400 students of TSWR school are attending the training camp being held on the premises of the campus since April 10. They are being taught to make a mobile application and drone that are expected to rule the future. They are trained by instructors in the two subjects.
Inala Saidulu, Principal of the institution told ‘Telangana Today’ that over 360 students belonging to the school were undergoing the training being organised under Summer Samurai programme. “In the first week, students are taught basics of computers and mobile phone applications. Then, they are trained in making of drones which are going to be integral part of humans in the coming years, he explained.
The Principal stated that the participants would present applications on the final day and prizes will be given to those who produce best models. The Telangana State Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) partnered with Next skills 360, a Hyderabad-based education company for organising the camp aimed at exposing the students to innovative learning in summer, he added.
Nine instructors, led by Shubham, are deployed by the education firm for making of mobile application and drones to the students. They are taking classes using power-point presentations and demonstrations.
“The participants are raising tough questions. They are making the best use of the event. They will be produce applications and drones as professionals and it is good to have challenging camp,” the Principal stated.
“I could make a game can be played on mobile phones after participating in the camp. I learned about computers, Operating System, hardware and scratch software used for making mobile phone applications, S Sujith, a Class IX student told ‘Telangana Today’.
R Gowtham Krishna, a grade X student shared that he could become familiar with scratch software and gained command over computer programming.