In Mumbai, the impact of the Coronavirus crisis has been particularly challenging for children who are now unable to attend school, as many of them are confined to home or have returned to their family villages elsewhere.
When schools do return the immediate challenge will be maintaining social distancing where an average classroom size can be 40 pupils, and to address this issue it is expected that schools will share a large portion of the curriculum online. It is estimated that in the poorest 20% of households, less than 3% have access to a computer with less than 10% having internet facilities, increasing the learning gap for children from the most disadvantaged communities and risking high numbers of school drop outs.
This project will work with children who have become disconnected from school and give them access to digital tools and training to catch up on learning they may otherwise miss.
Digital Learning Centres, managed and supported by qualified digital trainers and supported by Young Leaders, will be set up in communities where children can attend courses on computer skills, as well as access the online resources assigned to them as part of the school curriculum.
This project will be delivered by OSCAR India.