What if someone tells you that a group of school going kids are running an IT firm, you would not believe it, right? Please believe, as a few children from KVUPS, Pangode, an aided upper primary school in a rural area in Kerala are doing just that.

With the help of their school, IT experts and alumni, these children have managed to start their own firm during their schooling years, a feat that requires appreciation.

‘Grolius’ or Grow Like Us, was started just about 18 months ago, and has come a long way since then. This firm provides domain support, website management and design support.

‘Grolius’ or Grow Like Us, was started just about 18 months ago, and has come a long way since then. This firm provides domain support, website management and design support. Charging anything between Rs 2000 and 10,000, these children also hold many IT workshops in many educational institutes.

According to Anas AM, this project was originally started so as to create technical awareness and expertise regarding this field in the students. Anas AM, works as an operating officer at Tolrop. Tolrop is an IT Firm that powers this project.

Anas AM felt that, as the expectation burden was not high, the students were able to learn fast and apply their skills well. “Most IT graduates do not have practical knowledge and that’s where we gave our special attention to.”

In the beginning of this venture, around 24 children, interested in IT were rounded up. From these 24, 12 children were carefully chosen to be part of this project. The selected students were properly trained in the span of 14 days. During this time they were taught the basic themes related to IT. They were taught to write codes and develop programs. This would help them earn their pocket money.

The students learned quickly and were able to surpass all expectations that the IT experts and teachers had previously held.

AM Anasari, the headmaster of their school said, “They can choose whether to become IT experts or not. Even if they opt for different streams, they will have the added advantage of having learnt a technical skill.”

The CEO of Grolius Haleela Fathima is currently in a high school, and had to a school nearby. However, she takes time off from her school to give time to this firm. She makes it a point to do her share of the work.

The CEO of Grolius Haleela Fathima is currently in a high school, and had to a school nearby. However, she takes time off from her school to give time to this firm. She makes it a point to do her share of the work.

Haleela Fathima said, “We aim to help people get customised websites for their specific needs.”

Anas added that despite many children leaving school to join high school, they will still remain part of Grolius.

“We have some serious things coming our way this year. Students will be introduced to blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. These concepts are yet to be introduced among engineering students. The kids are in high spirits and are dreaming big,” Anas said.

Well, such is the story of few children, daring enough to take on the world and make their presence felt in the IT business. Grolius has been able to do well, as the learning journey of these school children continues.

At a time when engineering graduates are finding it tough to land a job and those who are employed are grumbling over their pay pack, here is a set of students from a primary school, who are earning bucks and showing the way forward.

One can only get inspired after reading this article. If a bunch of kids can venture out and explore, why can’t you? These children are a huge inspiration to not only other children, but even adults.

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Kavya Shah is an intern at SheThePeople.Tv

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