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Relearn Foundation helps students, teachers get devices for online classes

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Jamshedpur, Dec. 14: School dropout is a major challenge in India to achieve the global sustainable development goals and 100% literacy by the year 2030.  Moreover, remote learning has become a reality within a very short period due to the crisis imposed by Covid-19 pandemic. School students of government and municipal institutions are the ones worst hit by Covid-19 pandemic. Poor and middle class parents who are already hit by loss of income have been forced to arrange extra money for their kids’ smart phones, tab, laptop or desktop for online classes. Although many schools can support digital learning using affordable broadband infrastructure, the reality is even in the 21st century millions of underprivileged students from poor families do not have access to the internet.

Relearn Foundation has been working continuously since 2015 to reduce the digital divide that exist in our society and to ensure that the poor students are not deprived of their basic right to education. The foundation has so far established and successfully running 25 community classrooms for poor students under the flagship “Digital Literacy Mission (DLM)” in states of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa.

In order to ensure out-of-school children from underprivileged community and poor students are motivated to continue their education, a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative has been taken up jointly by ITD Cementation India Ltd., Mumbai and Relearn Foundation, Jamshedpur to distribute electronic gadgets to poor students and to give access to internet to them in order to encourage online education.

It has been planned to distribute 40 mobiles to students and teachers associated with DLM centres and other digital learning initiatives of Relearn Foundation. The second phase of distribution of gadgets was done at the DLM Bhutam centre at Purulia on December 11, 2021. Ten students from 2 DLM centres (Bhutam and Rugrughutu) at Purulia and four teachers who will be taking online classes were given gadgets and access to internet. The students were selected from higher classes (class VII to class X) based on the merit and the financial background of the families. Volunteers from Relearn Foundation visited the DLM centre at Bhutam village and presented the gadgets to the students and inspired them to continue their studies and achieve success in life. The Relearn Foundation was established in 2015 under the mentorship of Prof. Prabal Kumar Sen, Founder Chairperson of Relearn Foundation and retired professor of XLRI, Jamshedpur for taking up societal activities in the areas of Education, Environment and Empowerment.

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