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 Grade 5 to 10 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 ₹10,000.
To all those who have donated to help bridge the digital divide, thank you. Your contribution has directly resulted in a device being put into a Student’s hand and for that we are grateful. But we still have a long way to go. We urge you to leverage the extent of your networks and to encourage friends and family to donate to our Sponsor A Device campaign.
"When COVID-19 outbreak happened, schools shut down. All teaching is now online. Teach For India Fellows came forward to help those who didn’t have access to phones. They gave us tabs. Now we get to learn new things, we can do homework on it, and the speaker is really loud to watch videos as well. I am very lucky that I got a tab from our didis and bhaiyas. Thank you so much."
Bhojalinga S, Grade 9, Delhi
"Blended learning has propelled educators across the world to literally think outside the box, which was our four-walled classrooms and adapt to the new normal in order to empower our students and make sure that learning doesn’t stop. It is a beautiful tool that has changed the education system forever and has opened so many possibilities for educators to experiment and cater to individual needs of the students."
Medhavi Anand, 2019 Fellow
"Thank you Teach For India, for giving my kids to a tab to learn and helping other kids as well. Now they are attending all online classes. I sincerely hope, just like my kids did, all the children who don’t have access to a mobile phone get help from you so that they can also enjoy online learning. My heartfelt gratitude to you all."
Jibeena, Parent, Bengaluru
"I really enjoy the blended learning format- the zoom class helps me reconnect with my friends, the fun videos and worksheets help me learn better and the youtube videos that my didi sends are very helpful too. This way I am having fun and learning too."
Janvi, Grade 2, Mumbai
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.
7 inch tablet
2GB RAM | 32 GB storage
a. The devices will remain the property of Teach For India. Our Fellows will ensure maintenance, upkeep, and security.
b. The device management software will allow us to track and manage the devices centrally.
c. Parents will sign a device loan agreement at the time of handing over the device.
d. A partner will provide continuous upkeep and maintenance of devices.
a. Our Fellows are being trained to model professional conduct online through policies, guidelines and redressal mechanisms to reinforce child safety measures in the virtual space.
b. Fellows will stipulate key applications and software choices for Students to access, following guidelines provided by Teach For India. A Central Device Management Software will help us track and restrict usage to the recommended applications.
c. The device offers a seven-inch screen and we have incorporated guidelines on screen time, which takes into account mental health and viewing easability for the child.
ⓘ The funds raised through this campaign will be utilized towards devices and/or internet recharge of the devices in a manner that best serves the needs of our Students.