Lockdown after Covid-19 has left the schools closed still and we do not know when the reopening will happen. Private Schools that collect heavy fees have started internet coaching to their students who can afford smartphones. How will you ensure that children, that too girl children, of poor families studying in government free schools get high tech coaching like the private school ones? This is what we have worked out. We have supplied a smartphone, a cheap home projector, a screen a web camera, and a sound system with a microphone. Centrally, in our office, we have experts on subjects and general knowledge run educative sessions. At every village over 30 children attend and interact with the experts through the mike and the expert sees them through a web camera. We have five villages with such facility just now, meaning about 200 children are getting top-class coaching. We can extend up to 20 villages meaning four times more children with no extra effort on the teaching side. We only need some support to buy them that equipment fro the villages and we are on the lookout for support. It is very exciting to see that we can get the poor village children, especially the girl children opportunity to learn like their peer group who are elite and can afford individual attention. We can also use this web class facility to run sessions on general knowledge, legal knowledge, and various schemes that can be beneficial to the women of those villages. A whole range of poor women and children are on the way to have use of technology that only the rich can afford.
This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.