ThinkSharp Foundation Bridges Technology Gap In Education With ONGC
ONGC partners with ThinkSharp Foundation for making schools smart in the coastal areas of Mumbai and Palghar
ONGC Mumbai CSR along with Thinksharp Foundation, a non-profit organisation working since 2013 to bridge the rural-urban education divide through technology has set up smart interactive boards in 14 schools in Mumbai and Palghar coastal area. The majority of students learning in these schools are from fishermen's communities who only depend on Govt. Schools. Smart Interactive Boards is a new beginning for them after schools reopened post COVID-19 pandemic.
Schooling provides essential learning and when schools close, children and youth are deprived of opportunities for growth and development. The disadvantages are disproportionate for underprivileged learners who tend to have fewer educational opportunities beyond school. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education systems globally, affecting the most vulnerable learners the hardest. Kids lost their interest in education and hence, it became a challenge for school authorities to bring students back to school and engage in the learning process.
With the Smart school initiative from ONGC, kids are again motivated and excited to attend school and the initiative is helping them to develop an interest in education and to attend school regularly with improving learning outcomes.
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