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Shiksha Uninterrupted: A movement to help online education for girls

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What’s the problem?
India, as a society, is plagued by the problem of gender bias against women, putting 50% of the entire population at a disadvantage. It starts at birth with a preference for a boy child and continues throughout their lives; The Indian Society often considers the girl child ‘the property of the husband’ making any investment into her education and development redundant.
 
Why are we talking about this now?
The ongoing pandemic has aggravated this problem. As India underwent lockdown, educational institutions were forced to take the curriculum online, now making a laptop and a stable internet connection a necessity. Here’s why that’s a problem - with the pandemic, economic activity has significantly reduced. Lakhs of daily wage workers have lost their livelihood and domestic workers have been fired from their jobs, worsening their financial conditions and making the girls' education the largest collateral damage.
 
A considerable number of universities have made the decision to go ahead with online exams. Writing these exam is integral to the completion of their degrees. Students of Delhi University report having gone home for mid semester break without their study material, being left to scramble to find their books online and read on their smartphones. A staggering 75% of the students reported only having access to a smartphone to study, posing a health hazard.
 
That's why we've put together Shiksha Uninterrupted. A movement aimed at providing support to the underprivileged girls impacted by the outbreak.
 
What do we plan to do about it?
We’ve put together digital kits consisting of a laptop/tablet/PC and an internet connection for the next 6 months with enough data to support their day to day educational needs. We plan to tie up with various social service units in colleges to identify girls who could benefit from our initiative.  To fund these kits, we’re looking to raise funds through a fundraiser on Milaap and also encourage people to sponsor a kit by donating their old laptop/ tablet/ PC. To overcome the learning curve, we're also planning to conduct mentorship session to equip them with the required knowledge to access their study material, give their exams and leverage technology for their benefit.

Digital Kits:
Kit 1:Rs. 11,200  (Laptop/ Desktop Rs.10,000 + 6 month 4G recharge Rs.1200; for high school and college students)
Kit 2: Rs. 4900 (Tablet Rs. 3699 +6 month 4G recharge Rs. 1200; for elementary and middle school students)

How can you get involved?
To achieve our goals, we need three resources- awareness, funds and old tech. Visit our website for more information: https://www.shikshauninterrupted.com/
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Rs.102,730 raised

Goal: Rs.500,000

56 Days to go

1.1x IMPACT 10% of your contribution will be matched to raise necessary funds for your campaign

Beneficiary: Monika Mittal info_outline

Supporters (32)

MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.210

Matching payment towards Harit’s contribution

HP
Harit donated Rs.2,100
MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.20

Matching payment towards Shahbaz’s contribution

SS
Shahbaz donated Rs.200
RP
Radhika donated $100

Love the initiative. Keep up the good work!

Sk
Shrey donated Rs.2,000.28