Lenovo has partnered with Agastya Foundation, in their Mobile Education Program to help support over 6000+ underprivileged students across India. This program runs in Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Delhi providing hands-on education to the underserved students and teachers.
Commenting on this, Rahul Agarwal, CEO & Managing Director, Lenovo India said, “Smarter Technology for All forms the fabric of Lenovo’s social outlook as well as our business. With this vision, we at Lenovo are committed to empowering educational institutions by delivering innovative education solutions and providing best-in-class devices that are accessible to all. In a remote learning setting, Lenovo also understands the need for such solutions and with our partnership with Agastya Foundation, we ensure that there is continued support and learning for underprivileged kids. With Agastya’s flexible and far-reaching digital programs that maintain the connection between teachers and students, it is safe to say that blended learning is becoming the new norm in India.”
Lenovo also supports 3 I Mobile Labs. The iMobile labs are small vehicles that are set up to carry laptops and have Lab on Tab a unique multi-sensory learning method containing digitized content for 6th-9th grades. In this program, local community youth are trained to be teachers on the iMobile Vans, thus creating an economic opportunity within the community. The program caters to 1300 students annually and 3900 unique children in total. In total, generating 39000 student exposures and 450 teacher exposures annually. These iMobile vans are functional in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, and Gurgaon.
One of the top highlights of these programs includes the new learning the Explore, Play, and Learn sessions promoting self-learning, questioning capabilities, and self-exploring capacities of students using the digital content.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lenovo employees supported Agastya Foundation by organizing a fundraising initiative called ‘Ultrathon-75’, where they distributed the tablets to government school students belonging to grades 6th to 10th from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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