Government to launch Namma School portal to attract business funds

CHENNAI: In a unique initiative, a “Namma School Portal” is being developed to solicit support for public schools in Tamil Nadu. A “virtual pavilion” is also in the works, which will be launched as a technology-focused CSR.

“The aim is to find contributors and encourage them to donate funds for the improvement of public schools in Tamil Nadu,” said a senior official of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), which falls under the Department of Education. school.

He said “the portal and pavilion will be central and seamlessly integrated with all CSR (corporate social responsibility) and fundraising initiatives.”

“The purpose of the development of this online initiative is to customize, develop, deploy, operate and also maintain the virtual pavilion integrated into the Namma School portal and organize related CSR conclaves and other promotional activities for fundraisers. This includes roadshows, communication and social media promotion,” he added.

He said that “these proposed initiatives are also aimed at channeling contributors and encouraging them to donate funds for the improvement of public schools in Tamil Nadu.”

He said the performance of the pavilion will be measured by contributions received through the portal and the number of people visiting and logging in through the pavilion.

The official further said that the initiative will facilitate a live streaming page for each school, linked to YouTube plug and play. Video images can be created and broadcast on YouTube live for schools for their pavilions, activities and celebrations.

On the “Namma School Album” of events, he said, “aggregated, stored and organized locally at school and robust algorithms to be developed so that schools can add albums and aggregate them with titles and custom lists.

The official said that there will also be an alumni page with a list of alumni with their names, snapshots and passing year which can be downloaded and organized independently with a three-level validation mechanism.

“A mechanism to pull alumni data from the portal and central repositories, including department-managed databases, will also be available as part of the program,” he added.

Carol C. Reed