The Kerala government has said that it will be distributing 10,000 Raspberry Pi, a card sized single board computer, to schools and students in the state.
P. H. Kurian, Principal Secretary, Industries and IT Department, said that Government is planning to distribute 10,000 ‘Raspberry Pi’ to school students. (Source)
The Raspberry Pi was launched by the Raspberry Pi foundation with an intent to help teachers at primary and secondary school levels to promote programming and computing skills training among students.
The project has been successful globally so far and the foundations announced the production of 2 million Raspberry Pi computers globally in November this year.
At the event, Chandy also reiterated that the Government will set aside Rs 500 cr from its annual budget to invest in making Kerala a startup hub. This was first announced in September.
Earlier, Kerala government had also announced a student entrepreneurship policy under which 20% grace attendance and 4% grace marks would be given to students who start a venture. Kerala celebrated September 12 as entrepreneurship day.