With online learning the only way ahead for students in the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, Vedantu, a pioneer and leading LIVE online interactive tutoring platform, has launched an initiative to help and make education accessible to students in rural India.
The Bengaluru-based company has launched the new initiative as a part of “Daan Utsav/Joy of Giving” to help and make education accessible and affordable to students in rural India. As a part of this philanthropic initiative, the company has donated 150 smartphone, worth approximately INR 9 lakh, to students affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Telangana.
The pandemic has forced schools to remain shut. The paucity of smartphones in rural areas has made it hard for students to begin e-classes. The students belonging to less privileged sections of society are unable to avail the facility of online education either due to lack of smartphones or not being able to afford the phone or internet.
The initiative comes at a time when thousands of students have been inept to attend classes due to the restrictions posed by COVID-19 and had to resort to online learning. As part of the beginning of this CSR initiative, Vedantu has enabled two government schools in Telangana – ZPHS Tekriyal Kamareddy in Kamareddy district & TSWR in Vikarabad District – ensuring that learning doesn’t stop for students.
Talking about the initiative, Pulkit Jain, Co-founder & Product Head, Vedantu, said in a statement:
“As part of growing learning need in our country, we realize we have a social responsibility to enable learning for those who don’t have access to the medium. With a view of assisting students to enable digital learning, we have launched the initiative to make quality learning and teaching available for all the students across the affected rural India. This is a small step towards bringing in a revolution to make education accessible to all. Also, we have procured all the smartphones from local vendors in Telangana to promote the growth of local businesses during this unprecedented time.”
According to a press statement, Vedantu encouraged its employees to contribute towards this initiative and a noble cause, which will now give a section of students some means to continue with their education in today’s scenario. It said the company is also looking at providing free online courses and classes to the students and will continue to provide quality education.
Vedantu offers individual and group classes delivered by experienced Master Teachers in a LIVE real-time, virtual learning through its patented platform. The indigenous platform built for revolutionizing online learning captures 70+ parameters, helps drive high engagement and interaction in virtual class and give students their personalized learning reports to help them understand the knowledge gaps. Using the platform, students can also access free content, take tests, and play LIVE quiz every day. Vedantu claims over 1 million students study LIVE every month on its platform and more than 25 million users from 1000+ cities and 40+ countries access free content, tests, doubts, videos on its platform and its channels on YouTube.