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, ranging K-5, with classrooms; this project gave me the impetus to implement some of the solutions that I developed for schools located in economically challenged areas of India. I chose areas within India that were rural and in need of such technology. These areas typically don’t get much of the attention and funds as urban schools do, and schools here generally cater to children who are first generation learners. My aim was to give these children the same access to technology which can enrich their learning experience.
With the current pandemic around the world, education using technology has almost become mandatory and kids who don’t have access will be left out. Numerous schools have switched to distance learning or remote learning, increasing the need to have equipment like computers. Though laptops and phone upgrades may be affordable to us, they are still a luxury to many people around the world.
Hence, to broaden this initiative, I am reaching out to all of you to request any contributions you can make for this cause. On my own, I have initiated the process by providing a projector and two projector screens to a primary school in Sikkim and intend to continue for more schools around that area and beyond. I shall provide regular progress updates of the donations and schools that receive them.