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Online Education for Poorest Children during COVID

A microproject by Tiljala Society for Humans and Educational Development
Online Education for Poorest Children during COVID
Online Education for Poorest Children during COVID
Online Education for Poorest Children during COVID
Online Education for Poorest Children during COVID

Summary

Schools in Kolkata closed in March as did Tiljala SHED's vital after-school classes. Children in the slums and squatter camps of central Kolkata have had no access to education since March. This micro-project gets 50 vulnerable young people who should be studying in secondary school back into education by providing online access to education through tablets and smartphones.

$5,000
total goal
$3,133
remaining
20
donors
0
monthly donors
1
month

Challenge

Whilst wealthy children have been able to continue their education during the Coronavirus pandemic through online access to educational resources, the poor have been left behind. There are 50 young people aged 11 - 18 in the Topsia community who are ambitious to continue their education but haven't the means to do so. In this community, this makes the girls vulnerable to child marriage and the boys to child labour.

Solution

By distributing tablets or smartphones to these youngsters and providing online support and monitoring, this project will enable this ambitious but vulnerable group to get back into education whilst they wait for schools to open again. We will also be working with the parents to ensure that they understand the importance of education and support the scheme.

Long-Term Impact

50 ambitious young people will be able to continue their education. Once online learning is established in this very vulnerable community, it will work in the long term to help reduce the inequalities in education. Children will in turn find it easier to pass exams, enter higher education and join mainstream society. Girls will avoid early marriage and all children avoid the spiral of illiteracy, poverty and hard labour that is the norm in their community.

Resources

http:/​/​www.tished.org
Tiljala SHED's website
UK Trust which fundraises for T SHED

Organization Information

Tiljala Society for Humans and Educational Development

Location: Kolkata - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @TiljalaSHED
Project Leader:
Jane Manson
Kolkata, India
$1,867 raised of $5,000 goal
 
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