About Code Trek
CODE TREK is a Rural Digital Awareness program which connects students and village people to provide Digital awareness and identifying the real community problem of the village people which can be solvable with Technology.
We “GeeksUp” aim to eradicate the digital literacy in villages and to promote digital awareness among village people.
Organized By – GeeksUp
College – CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Partner Organization – People’s Trust Foundation, Bangalore
Participants – 2nd and 3rd Year students of CMRIT College
No.Of.Participants – 44 + 3 Faculties
Event Date – 23/02/2019
Event Time – 9AM to 2PM
Mr.M.Senthilkumar from GeeksUp organized CODE TREK with the collaboration of CMRIT College and People’s Trust Foundation in Sadenhalli. The Journey started from CMRIT College to People’s Trust Foundation. There are 44 students along with 3 Faculty members (Chief Coordinator, Prof. Mrs.Sharmila, Assistant Coordinators Ms.Vivia John and Mr.Joseph Sajan) were participated in this Trek. The party departed from the college campus at 8:15AM in the college bus. Mr.M.Senthilkumar addressed the crowd by providing instruction and different tasks that are needed to be accomplished.
Mr.M.Senthilkumar addressing the crowd
After a journey of 90 minutes we arrived at the destination. After a brief introduction about the People’s Trust by the Trust Manager Mr.Harsha and the Motivational talk from the Director Mrs.Anuradha, the students asked to form groups of 4-5. Each group was assigned a few members of the Community workers who are working in the Trust and providing community services to 16 villages. Face to face interaction was established.
Out of the 10 groups made 3 groups ventured into the school premises to interact with the Jovial school kids.
Child cooling off from the summer heat
A few ice breaking sessions later the Community workers managed to share their experiences and problems. This helped the teams get a better idea about the lifestyle of the people of Sadenhalli. The major problem areas faced by the people of Sadenhalli include lack of better employment opportunities, basic amenities like proper supply of clean drinking water and poor idea of available career paths etc.
After a brief interaction, lunch was shared among the members of the people’s trust, TREP (Total Residential Educational Program) and the students of CMRIT. Bonds were formed and memories were created over the simple lunch provided.
The interaction proved to be a learning experience for many students and the student teams that were formed brainstormed over the prospective innovative solutions to aid the villagers in improving their current lifestyle. The student teams plan to continue finding solutions and brainstorming sessions until the completion of the project.
Post lunch discussion and summarizing
Soon time had come to return home and preparations were made to make an on time return to campus. All the goodbyes were said and memories cherished. The party arrived at the campus by 3:30PM.
CODE TREK – 23/02/2019; 9AM to 2PM IST
9AM to 10:30AM – Journey to the Village
10:45AM to 11:00AM – About Code Trek by Mr. M. Senthilkumar
11:00AM to 11:15AM – About People’s Trust Foundation by Mr.Harsha
11:15AM to 11:30AM – Motivational Talk on “Why Innovation need in rural areas?”
11:30AM to 1:30PM – Interaction between Community Workers and Students
1:30PM to 2PM – Networking & Lunch
We would like to convey our sincere regards and thankfulness to People’s Trust Foundation, CMRIT College for coordinating the event and the students for participating in this event.