Schools in India have now been closed continuously for over two years due to the pandemic lockdown ordered by the government. While classes continue digitally, many children are unable to attend. They lack access to the internet, a smartphone or tablet for online learning, or have to share it with several siblings. Children of families in rural areas are particularly affected by this. Instead of attending classes, these children have become more involved with household chores or agricultural activities. For many of them, there will be no way back to the classroom. With our project, we want to counteract this development and promote that the children can continue their school education and avoid the fate of illiteracy, strengthen skills of the students on digital learning and minimize the psychological issues due to reduced peer-group interventions in the schools and also due to a lack of connectivity with the mainstream schools.
Project aims and details
Project timeline and duration:
Start of planning - October 2021
Start of mobile school - January 2022 (duration approx. 12 months)
Rural areas in India