More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, schools remain shut. In rural Himachal Pradesh, online classes for the students are a recurring challenge because the students face a lack of ready access to a digital device. This means that they can’t attend these lessons live, or they have to rely on the generosity of someone. To address the digital divide and continue its efforts of educating children in rural Himachal Pradesh, the ashram has initiated- the E-Device Drive as part of its “पढ़ो और बढ़ो ”( Learn and Grow) program.
The appeal for donations of pre-owned smartphones, laptops, and tablets was met with an overwhelming response from the devotees. Some even contributed by sending in new ones.
In collaboration with the State Government’s program – Digital Saathi – Bachon Ka Sahara Phone Hamara, and D.I.E.T. (District Institute Of Education and Training), the ashram has contributed
- Phones to D.I.E.T.- Solan
- Phones to D.I.E.T.- Nahan
- Devices to students at the Govt Sr. Sec. School, Gauda.
We thank all the devotees who have supported us in this endeavour by helping us meet the learning needs of these children. Your contribution has made a significant difference.