Schools went online but most of the students are still offline!
School closures and online classes are disproportionately affecting India’s poor.😔
In a country of 1.3 billion people, close to 70 percent lives in rural areas where the Internet is still a luxury!
Data shows that only 25 percent of them own smartphones, while many struggle with internet and network access. 🥺
Families are selling heirlooms and only sources of livelihood to buy smartphones for their kids, while in other places, students are climbing trees and water tanks, or trekking great distances to get internet.
With the already-creaking education system, what do you think, how students would cope up with these struggling times?
What solutions do you think could save children from slipping through these cracks?