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. Our goal for this campaign is to raise funds for 10,000 devices for the students of Teach For India. 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 reality of the communities we serve
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 has been suddenly replaced by added responsibilities. More than 50% of the students that Teach For India serves 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
- Android 9.0
- 2GB RAM | 32 GB storage
- 4G enabled
Device Safety & Management
- The devices will remain the property of Teach For India. Our Fellows will ensure maintenance, upkeep, and security.
- The device management software will allow us to track and manage the devices centrally.
- Parents will sign a device loan agreement at the time of handing over the device.
- A partner will provide continuous upkeep and maintenance of devices.
a. The Teach for India 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 ease for the child.
NASSCOM Foundation and Teach For India have partnered to raise funds to procure learning devices and get internet access for Teach For India’s children. The aim is to ensure that learning continues despite the crisis.
All funds raised through this campaign will be given to Teach for India and will be utilized towards devices and/or internet recharge of the devices in a manner that best serves the needs of our Students. NASSCOM Foundation will not deduct any fees from the donation. However the payment gateway may deduct a small amount (2-3% + GST) as its service charge.
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