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, to bridge the inequity gap and to 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 1000 devices for our Students through this campaign. With a number of organizations and individuals pledging to support our efforts to bridge the digital divide, over time, we hope to raise funds to put 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.