I am Sucheta Sunder, currently pursuing my 11th grade. Last year, I worked on a project that involved planning, research, development, and modeling of a technology-embedded school; this project gave me the impetus to implement some of the solutions that I developed in schools located in economically challenged geographies. I chose areas that were rural and were in need of such technology. These schools typically do not get much attention or funds as urban schools do, and the rural schools typically cater to first-generation learners. My aim was to give these children access to technology that can enrich their learning experience.
With the current pandemic, distance learning using technology has almost become mandatory, and kids who don’t have access will be left behind. Numerous schools have switched to remote learning which stresses the need for equipment like computers and projectors. Though laptops and phone upgrades may be affordable, they are still a luxury to many.