WIT project - Migrant Children New Delhi
Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools across the world were obliged to close and transition, as best they could, to online education, providing children with remote learning. However, countless children have been deprived of education owing to the digital divide: lacking the necessary IT infrastructure, such as computers and Internet connection, and lacking digitally competent teachers, many schools were unable to offer their pupils online education. In the village of Pochanpur, near New Delhi, many children were deprived of education when the schools closed owing to the pandemic, since their lack of an IT infrastructure made it impossible to offer remote education. The situation was further worsened by the fact that many families lost their jobs during the pandemic and could no longer afford to pay for their children's school fees.W4 is proud to partner with Women in Tech, Willow Thrive and HER Digital Academy to support a program in India that aims to equip a local elementary school with computers in order to protect children’s right to quality education, including digital skills education. Your giving will ensure that the children do not miss out on their education, that they are protected from social dangers such as child labor and exploitation, and that they have the opportunity to acquire basic computer knowledge and skills.