Promoting eLearning & Digital Literacy
In 2018, Aan Charitable Trust launched the Let’s Read Aloud Project powered by Worldreader to help make storybooks in multiple languages accessible through the Booksmart app and promote digital reading. But, since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the lives of young students across India drastically changed and their education and personal development severely impacted.
We identified that communication skills like reading and writing are essential for growth, leading us to start our Keep Children Reading (KCR) series supported by Worldreader, Udham Singh Nagar District Education Office, and FICCI Flo- Uttarakhand Chapter. We created KCR groups on social media platforms for children in various government schools along with their teachers and our team members as facilitators. We organize daily reading and writing challenges with feedback to help students improve their language and communication skills.
Even as we continue the KCR series, a large digital divide and the inability to access online classes now largely contribute to the list of challenges faced by many to continue their education. Tech Daan is the next chapter in the Let’s Read Aloud project to help make digital technology and gadgets accessible to more students and facilitate their learning processes during the pandemic.
Our goal is to collect old usable gadgets, refurbish and check for quality, and distribute them to children and families across Uttarakhand to aid and promote e-learning and literacy.
GUIDELINES FOR ACCEPTING DEVICE DONATIONS*
Before donating your old devices, delete all personal information from your devices.
Please see that the items are in working condition i.e. broken gadgets, broken screen etc. will not be accepted.
If possible, please provide chargers with your devices.
Please pack the device(s) properly to eliminate the possibility of shipment damage.
Our team will email you the E-certificate of appreciation, soon after we receive the parcel.
Address for Courier:
M/S Chandra Brothers Petrol Pump
Ramnagar Road, Kashipur
Udham Singh Nagar 244713
Donated devices received will not be sold. They will be used to enhance our Digital Literacy Project- Keep Children Reading, providing digital access to children of marginalised communities.