COVID-19 is devastating for everyone. But the worst affected are those who were already severely disadvantaged to begin with.
Less privileged communities are dependent on family, friends, neighbours, government programs, small businesses and NGOs like us for meeting all their daily and monthly needs. During this COVID-19 lockdown those options are severely constrained, and there is also the additional need for reliable supplies and personal protective equipment.
Since VIDYA already has a foothold and many decades worth of trust among the communities we work in inside Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, we have initiated a program to help all those we can in these difficult times as well as rapidly adapt all our programs to a tech-based medium.
About VIDYA's Webinar Series
Further, VIDYA has started a new webinar series called the "Knowledge Series". The first episode was on May 8th 2020, and our first guest was Prof. Mudalgya, one of the heads of the famous Aakash Low Cost Computing project. Our webinar is a weekly program that covers all kinds of topics related to learning, education, empowerment and wellness. It was especially designed to help people, including VIDYA ourselves, adapt and find opportunities to thrive during these tough times caused by the COVID-19 crisis. We recently hosted one of India's most renowned entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, Mr.Narayana Murthy, on our show. You can watch that incredible episode here.
We've attached some of our newsletters for these past months. Please go through them to know more about what VIDYA has been doing.