I, Richa Maria, 17-year-old student studying in Grade 12 of Bombay Scottish School, Mahim.
During this pandemic, we have realized how flawed our education system is. Just because some students live in underprivileged areas, it doesn't mean that they shouldn't get a good education. Most of their parents are daily wage earners, meaning they live by the day. Their first concern is putting food on the table so getting their kid's education is unheard of. We take most things for granted whereas these children don't have access to basic amenities. Just because a pandemic occurred and it isn't safe to be in classrooms doesn't mean that they should be deprived of their right to education.
So while we are sitting in our safe homes and living a life full of luxuries, we need to help them. These students don't have access to a smartphone, laptop, or internet. Which means that they cannot attend any of the online classes. There is a dire need for these devices. It's astonishing how much INR 10000 can affect an underprivileged student.
Please do support my campaign and let us together help bridge this digital divide and ensure that no one is left behind as everything shifts online.