Support CRY-Child Rights And You bridge digital divide between marginalized children and their privileged counterparts, in India.The project will reach out to children in collectives formed by each of CRY implementing partners across South India. With tabs, laptops, back-up batteries, internet,learning modules and teachers, we can kick-start digital empowerment of 350 children's collectives in critical regions of four states supporting over 14,000 children; inducting them into digital age.
Even though children (formerly child labour or drop outs) are going back to school, in the critical regions that CRY works in, there still lies a huge gap between them and their privileged counterparts in terms of learning opportunities. Most children in these regions have no access to technology, they are far behind and there is dire need for inducting them into digital age by exposing them to technology for the purpose of bettering their future prospects.
The project aims at introducing and helping children to overcome inhibitions towards technology. The project is designed such that children will access learn and get comfortable with tabs, laptops, apps and effectively engaging in games, educative programs, life skills and understanding their rights in digital environment. As the deployment will be in children's collective ( around 25 of of 6-18 year olds), children learn hands-on in interactive sessions, sharing and teaching each other.
The project aims to reach out to 22,000 underprivileged children in villages and slums of South India where CRY implementing partners form and closely work with children's collectives. Most children under the project will be first generation computer users in their communities. Not only inducting children into digital age but eventually entire community; providing better prospects to children through digital literacy; building on child's right to education that develops their potential fully.