Tablets distributed to 110 students from low-income backgrounds in Delhi2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
We’re living in truly remarkable times and nothing says louder than the way education has evolved to serve during a pandemic. Of course, this presents its own set of challenges. For example, many children still do not have easy access to technology. And if you’re wondering why, it’s because a big percentage of the school-going population in India belongs to under-resourced communities. So how does one make sure education is made available to them? This Delhi association had an answer.
The Delhi Tamil Education Association (DTEA), on October 3, distributed tablets to 110 students from under-resourced backgrounds in its seven schools. The DTEA understood that some of their students were not able to access learning because of the unavailability of smartphones or the internet at their homes.
To support them, the DTEA Alumni Trust raised funds through volunteers to buy tablets for distant learning. Their effort was met with exuberant participation. One member even decided to match 50 percent of the total funds raised in India!
This step helps in bridging the gap between the intent to learn and access for 110 students.
In other areas, the Government and various NGOS have come together to ensure continued education through bridge workbooks and media channels like Doordarshan and All India Radio.
Here’s to the true spirit of learning