Front line warriors from BYJU’S - The Learning App and Save the Children worked together to bring free digital education to children in need.
Jyothi Gandhi (Deputy Director, Individual Giving, Save the Children), said that, together with BYJU’S, they are aiming to rewrite the future for children by providing them access to inclusive and continuous education.
Every child has the potential to change the world, and education is the key that can bring the ‘change’.
What is “Save the Children”
Save the Children, is a non-profit organization founded in 1919, it works for the improvement of children by providing quality education, health care, protection, shelter, and economic opportunities. Save the Children is a global movement that currently works for child rights across 120 countries.
BYJU’S and Save the Children: Achievements thus far
To maintain continuity in learning, BYJU’S along with Save the Children provided learning resources to government schools in Nashik, a district in Maharashtra. Many of the rural schools were installed with BYJU’S TV and provided with tablet courses. The front-line warriors of both the platforms delivered books, and home learning kits by braving the lockdown and the pandemic. For them, there was nothing more important than a child’s education.
Students like Sonali and Roshan from a Govt. school in Nashik shared their experience with the front‑line warriors. They expressed how BYJU’S courses helped them learn during the lockdown and understand the concepts easily. The teachers at the school also thanked BYJU’S and Save the Children for their efforts in providing access to digital learning content to the kids.
The Way Ahead:
BYJU’S and Save the Children will provide online tutorials to at least 7500 students from underserved communities of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. They will provide license-free courses for up to 3 years to eligible students from class 1 to class 12. Initially, the courses will be provided to children whose parents have smartphones.
This could also bring BYJU’S closer to their mission of empowering 5 million students from underprivileged regions by 2025, under the “BYJU’S Education for All” initiative.
At a time when the education sector was already experiencing a crisis, the pandemic made it even worse by forcing schools to remain closed for 8‑9 months. Initiatives such as these made a huge difference in many students’ lives.