KSCF which is founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi is partnering with HMD Global to enable online education for underprivileged children. As part of this initiative, over 1,740 new Nokia smartphones worth over Rs. 1.65 crores would be distributed to children across rural areas and urban slums, survivors of child exploitation, as well. Also read, Paytm launches new IoT-based Soundbox 2.0 and Smart POS payment devices

Commenting on the same, Sri. SC Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, KSCF said, “Closure of schools due to lockdown has affected adversely, the access to education of the poor and the marginalized children the most. The education of these children has been disrupted completely as due to the non-availability of smartphones, they are not able to access online education. These children having nothing to do may go astray, many of them may become child labor, and some may even get trafficked. Thus, many of them may not go back to school once the schools reopen. Such children, once they have smartphones will be able to access online education and get reconnected with their schools. These phones are likely to be a source of empowerment for them. Once the children are accustomed to the use of phones for educational purposes, they are likely to continue using them for greater learning even when the schools reopen.”

In addition to this, the phones will also be distributed to the residents of Bal Ashram, a long-term shelter home near Jaipur for child survivors of exploitation, run by Bal Ashram Trust (Trust), a sister organization of KSCF. Also, the phones will be given to first-generation learners of a Banjara community that lives near the Bal Ashram. Children of this community are presently receiving non-formal education in the 11 Banjara Educational Centres run by the Trust.

Well with that said, do let us know your opinions on this initiative by HMD Global by dropping a comment down below.

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Madhav Banka
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