Metta Social is closing the digital gap by giving laptops to the underprivileged3 min read . Updated: 28 Jul 2021, 05:20 PM IST
Metta Social along with its partners have come up with the Digital Daana initiative which aims to enable access to digital education for 1 million children across the country.
India, 28th July 2021: For over the last decade, India has been progressing by leaps and bounds as a country with respect to its literacy rate. However, with the onset of the global pandemic, there was a roadblock in this progress. The shift in the medium of education to digital platforms caused a hindrance in the lives of many young students who didn’t have access to technology. According to UNICEF, just 24% of Indian households have internet facilities to access e-education - UNICEF. With the shift to online education, the unequal access to technology created a digital divide.