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Shiksha Uninterrupted: A movement to help online education for girls

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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3rd February 2021
Hello everyone,

Thank you for constantly supporting our initiative. We appreciate your kindness in ensuring these girls keep learning. We are certain these devices will help them not just now but throughout their lives given the integration of technology into society today.

Hope you're following our instagram for updates.

Thanks
Team Shiksha Uninterrupted 
Hello everyone,

Thank you for constantly supporting our initiative. We appreciate your kindness in ensuring these girls keep learning. We are certain these devices will help them not just now but throughout their lives given the integration of technology into society today.

Hope you're following our instagram for updates.

Thanks
Team Shiksha Uninterrupted 
2nd December 2020
Hello everyone,

We are happy to inform that we have struck a collaboration with Teach For India and will be donating gadgets to support their classrooms. We shall upload pictures of the beneficiaries soon!

Thank you for your continued support, we appreciate it whole heartedly.

Thank you! 
Hello everyone,

We are happy to inform that we have struck a collaboration with Teach For India and will be donating gadgets to support their classrooms. We shall upload pictures of the beneficiaries soon!

Thank you for your continued support, we appreciate it whole heartedly.

Thank you! 
25th September 2020
Greetings everyone,

Sharing with you stories and pictures of two of our beneficiaries-

Vibha


Vibha is a Final Year B.Com Hons student from the prestigious Delhi University.

With her father’s meager earnings as a small grocery shop owner, she did not have the luxury to pursue her dreams anymore due to her lack of access to a laptop, a necessity in the post-COVID world.

Thankfully, she came across Shikha Uninterrupted and she reached out to us in time. Now, with a laptop at her disposal, and her brilliant mind and conviction, Vibha is preparing for her CAT exams. To expand her skill set, she is doing courses for graphic designing and digital marketing. Her alternate plan is to get a job first so she can support her family through her earnings. She is doing all this and more while also diligently completing her undergraduate education.

More power to Vibha and her aspirations to become an active member of the professional world and uplift her family in the process!

Sangeeta


Sangeeta is a brilliant class 11 student. Her father is a gardener and has worked hard to afford a private school education for her. With the pandemic, despite being enrolled in the school, Sangeeta was struggling to attend classes on account of the fact that her father was the only member of the family who owned a smartphone, leaving her with no gadget when he stepped out for work.

Her determination to continue studying and eventually be able to support not just herself but her family is heart warming. We are glad to be able to help her in this journey by giving her a tablet.

We wish her the best!

Hope these stories warmed your heart like they do ours! We are thankful for your donations and look forward to your continued support.

Best
Team Shiksha Uninterrupted 
Greetings everyone,

Sharing with you stories and pictures of two of our beneficiaries-

Vibha


Vibha is a Final Year B.Com Hons student from the prestigious Delhi University.

With her father’s meager earnings as a small grocery shop owner, she did not have the luxury to pursue her dreams anymore due to her lack of access to a laptop, a necessity in the post-COVID world.

Thankfully, she came across Shikha Uninterrupted and she reached out to us in time. Now, with a laptop at her disposal, and her brilliant mind and conviction, Vibha is preparing for her CAT exams. To expand her skill set, she is doing courses for graphic designing and digital marketing. Her alternate plan is to get a job first so she can support her family through her earnings. She is doing all this and more while also diligently completing her undergraduate education.

More power to Vibha and her aspirations to become an active member of the professional world and uplift her family in the process!

Sangeeta


Sangeeta is a brilliant class 11 student. Her father is a gardener and has worked hard to afford a private school education for her. With the pandemic, despite being enrolled in the school, Sangeeta was struggling to attend classes on account of the fact that her father was the only member of the family who owned a smartphone, leaving her with no gadget when he stepped out for work.

Her determination to continue studying and eventually be able to support not just herself but her family is heart warming. We are glad to be able to help her in this journey by giving her a tablet.

We wish her the best!

Hope these stories warmed your heart like they do ours! We are thankful for your donations and look forward to your continued support.

Best
Team Shiksha Uninterrupted 
Rs.160,863 raised

Goal: Rs.500,000

Beneficiary: Monika Mittal info_outline

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