Facebook, which has more users in India than any other international company, has identified a new area of opportunity to further expand its reach in the world’s second-largest internet market,media reported. Local time Sunday, the social networking giant announced that it has partnered with the Committee of Secondary Education Centers (CBSE), the government agency that oversees India’s private schools and public schools, to launch a certification program and augmented reality technology for Indian students and educators.
Facebook says it and CBSE hope that these courses will prepare middle school students for current and emerging jobs, help them develop safe Internet browsing skills, make informed choices, and take into account their mental health.
Facebook says it will offer the training at different stages. In the first phase, the company will train more than 10,000 teachers, and in the second, it will mentor 30,000 students, while the three-week AR training will cover the basics of this emerging technology and how to use Facebook’s Spark AR Studios to create an AR experience.
“I encourage teachers and students to apply for this project, which will begin on July 6, 2020,” Ramesh Pokhriyal, Minister of the Indian Human Resources Development Union, said in a statement.