A glimpse of how our Fellows ensure that their Students #DontStopLearning
For the first time, a crisis has given us the opportunity to re-imagine education, bridge the inequity gap and enable a new form of learning that could be a true equalizer for all children. Though the requirement for devices is much higher, our immediate goal is to raise funds for 1,000 connected devices for our Students through this campaign, ensuring their uninterrupted learning in these challenging times. With the generous support of a number of organizations and individuals, we aspire to place a gadget in the hands of every Student who needs one.
(The cost of one tablet and internet connectivity for the rest of this academic year is $150.)
Our most vulnerable children have lived through trauma. It began with a food crisis, homelessness and migration, before mutating into domestic violence, medical emergencies and unemployment. Their safe space of a classroom being suddenly replaced by added responsibilities. More than 50% of the students that Teach For India serve do not have access to a stable internet connection or a smartphone. It’s a discomforting picture, to imagine students who were already academically behind their high-income peers fall further behind, perpetuating yet another generation of poverty. We are witnessing the impact, hourly and daily, that this crisis is having on low-income communities.