In India, where the government spends about 3% of the nation’s gross domestic product on education and only half the population has access to the Internet, atleast 320 million students have already been affected. The pandemic has led to the “biggest global education emergency of our lifetime,” according to a report by the Save The Children Fund. Globally, lockdowns enforced to stop the virus’s spread have put 91% of learners out of school. Out of these, the poorest and most marginalized children are at highest risk of never returning to the classroom.
While many organizations and foundations are focusing on health and other basic necessities, , education is one ignored sector where many bright kids are forced to quit education due to lack of phones/ laptops for online school in current scenario.. The challenge and need is big, but every step and every bit counts.
When Tanishq came across many kids around who had to miss on their classes during the Pandemic.. he started by donating his own phone to the house helps and extended it by collecting a few more through friends around. The joy of giving and feeling of being able to help someone is beyond any measure. With this goal in mind, “Dhruva Foundation” was conceived with focus on education of underprivileged kids impacted by Covid or life situations.