Hey there, this Diva Punjabi and Jiya Sejpal here, and we are in grade 10 in MRV School, Bandra, Mumbai.
We are volunteering with CFTI (Centre for Transforming India) – a renowned grassroots level NGO that works towards education, poverty alleviation, employment, and other opportunities for people in rural India and urban slums.
We have been having online school for a year now and we are sure this pandemic hasn’t been easy for any teenager like us. Although we always complained about how boring and taxing school was, we never paused to think about the young students who were completely deprived of education during this crisis. Their families could not afford a TAB or smartphone to keep them in online school. They have connectivity issues and after having spent one year already disconnected from school, they are likely to face one more academic session without school – UNLESS YOU STEP IN.
We really relate with this issue considering the fact that being deprived of an education would affect their future eminently. We feel really sad that these children’s education is neglected while their parents struggle to make a living during these hard times. While we sat comfortably in our homes on our laptops, these children have neither school nor friends in their cramped housing. Hence, we decided to try and make a DIFFERENCE. We are presenting you an opportunity to join us in helping these underprivileged children – especially in Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia.
The CFTI foundation provides these kids with TABS so they can attend online school. They are giving every beneficiary:
· A brand-new TAB.
· Noise-canceling earphones (their small homes are crowded and noisy)
· A cover to keep their device safe.
· 1GB of data a day for the entire academic term.
We will put great effort to make sure these tablets reach the deserving students. We hope you connect with this issue and donate generously. Each kit is costing us Rs 12,000. But no amount is small and even a contribution of Rs 600 or Rs 1200 helps us. This donation is eligible for tax benefit under Section 80G.
We are happy to provide more information about this program. Our Instagram handles @schoolontab will also be live by 7th June 2021. Join us as we jointly dream of a literate India.
For more information log onto: www.cftiindia.org