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Bridging the digital divide one girl at a time

Hello,

My name is Jashandeep Singh and I am a full time Graphic Designer and Web/App developer that works from his home in Punjab, India.


I have always been fond of art and design. You can see some of my work on my personal website at https://www.jdwebservices.com/

When I look around me I see a tremendous amount of potential in our youth that never gets a chance to blossom. Basic opportunities in the digital space are denied to the vast majority of the children because they never get exposure to the digital world from a young age. I wish to change that, one child at a time.

As a result, I have decided to partner with my friend Dony Dahia, the founder of Excellent Computer Centre in Sri Muktsar Sahib,  which is my hometown. Dony runs a private computer centre which has 10 computers. In order to bridge the digital divide, I am hoping to raise funds for 10 school going girls to undergo a 4 month course familiarizing them with using a PC, the internet, how to search for information on Google, use MS Office, and converse in basic English. All the students are from Sarkari High Smart School Park in Sri Muktsar Sahib.


My friend Dony, had an accident when he was 3 years old and lost the use of his legs early in life. But he did not let that stop him. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from Indira Gandhi Open University and he is an inspiration for me and for his students.

Excellent Computer Centre Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/excellentcomputercenter/


The 10 school going girls will be going to Excellent Computer Centre for 1 hours a day, Monday to Friday for approximately 4 months.  On Saturdays, they will play games, have fun and bond together. We hope that over these 4 months, we will be able to ignite their curiosity and  open them to the unlimited possibilities that their future may hold.

We need your help to raise Rs 2,000 per child for the entire 4 month course for each child. That is approximately USD $ 28.30. That is a small amount to introduce a child from small town India  to the digital world.

I hope that we succeed in this small endeavour and can repeat this exercise again in 2020.

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20th October 2019
Fellow Donors,

I am happy to report that all 10 girls are learning and having a great time.

They have bonded, shown keen interest in the new world of opportunities that computers, the web and learning some basic English seems to be opening up in front of them.

They are very thankful for the opportunity that you have helped provide to them.

Here is a recent photograph of them at the computer centre.

We are hoping that in a month or two we introduce them to easy to learn programming so that they know they can and should be in charge of a computer and not the other way around.

Best




Fellow Donors,

I am happy to report that all 10 girls are learning and having a great time.

They have bonded, shown keen interest in the new world of opportunities that computers, the web and learning some basic English seems to be opening up in front of them.

They are very thankful for the opportunity that you have helped provide to them.

Here is a recent photograph of them at the computer centre.

We are hoping that in a month or two we introduce them to easy to learn programming so that they know they can and should be in charge of a computer and not the other way around.

Best




3rd October 2019
Dear Supporters,

We are deeply touched by your generosity.
The girls are excited and the initial lessons are proceeding very well.
You have helped us reach our funding goal in record time.
We hope that this is the start of a great journey that empowers these children for the future.

Stay tuned for regular updates.
Dear Supporters,

We are deeply touched by your generosity.
The girls are excited and the initial lessons are proceeding very well.
You have helped us reach our funding goal in record time.
We hope that this is the start of a great journey that empowers these children for the future.

Stay tuned for regular updates.
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Rs.20,190 raised

Goal: Rs.20,000

Beneficiary: Jashan info_outline

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