Project Shiksha- Working on bridging the digital divide & empowering low-income groups through 21st century skill development programs
Project Shiksha is a nonprofit working on bridging education gaps and providing 21st century skill development programs to children, women and youth from low income groups thereby increasing their avenues of employment, understand technology and preparing for the tech-driven future.
Community involvement is important to help develop a structured learning process both, within a formal setup like schools and institutions as well as in the outside environment. Researchers and educators have long agreed that when parents and the community gets involved in education, children try harder and achieve more at school (e.g., Epstein, 1995) resulting […]
For more than 20 days, 56-year-old Delhi Police Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), Rakesh Kumar, has been performing the last rites of people who had no one to cremate them at the national capital’s Lodhi Crematorium amid the devastating second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Since April 13, Kumar had performed last rites of more than 50 bodies […]
On Sunday, Maria Mehra, a 56-year-old COVID-19 patient, was gasping for breath at her home in Mumbai. Her oxygen level had dropped to 76 and she needed immediate hospitalisation. But there were no beds available, given the record number of infections across the metropolis over the past several weeks. Her desperate family tried frantically to […]
As India reels under the second wave of the coronavirus crisis, three youth leaders have emerged as saviors – helping thousands. With the second wave of Covid-19 sweeping the nation, three youth leaders have become the ray of hope for many as the healthcare infrastructure seems to crumble under the burden of increasing cases. The […]
Deshna Krupa and her mom Ahalya from Chennai have been cooking free meals for Covid-19 patients who are quarantined at home. They also customise the meals according to the patient’s wish. The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us to be dependent on each other. From running errands to cooking meals for neighbour […]
We know that the COVID-19 situation is alarming, not only because of he rising number of patients but because the health infrastructure has collapsed. It is scary to imagine that the coronavirus situation in India continues to remain grim. With such increasing number of deaths and system failure, the citizens are directionless and therefore require […]