Mumbai: ConnectEd Technologies, India’s leading EdTech social enterprise, jointly announced a CSR initiative with Forever Living Products India (FLPI) to provide free online access to curriculum-linked educational content across government schools of Maharashtra and Goa. The programme, CSR-funded by FLPI, and executed by ConnectEd Technologies with support from Seva Sahayog Foundation aims to provide quality vernacular educational content to government school students, in a bid to improve learning outcomes, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Providing quality education to government school students has been a primary objective for ConnectEd Technologies, and this program mobilises nearly 20 lacs rupees to provide 10,000+ government school students across Maharashtra and Goa with free online access through a web and mobile app platform. The platform contains quality educational content in local languages, that is in sync with the respective State Board curriculums, and can be viewed online or downloaded onto a device for viewing later. Initially, the initiative aims to benefit students from Grade 5-10 in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, and North Goa district of Goa. Subsequently, the initiative will scale to students from other regions as well.
On the occasion of this announcement, Dr Kiran Patil (I.A.S.), CEO – Raigad Zilla Parishad, said, “The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant school closures emphasised the need for a parallel, digital framework through which quality education could be served to govt. school students. It gives me immense pleasure to announce this initiative for Zilla Parishad schools in Raigad. We hope more organisations will come forward to support this initiative and ensure it benefits every student in Raigad as well as Maharashtra.”
Lehar Tawde, Co-founder, ConnectEd Technologies, further added, “The COVID-19 pandemic made India realise the need for a digital approach that makes quality education accessible to government school students in regional languages. We have been working in this direction since 2020, and are pleased with our association with Forever Living Products India (FLPI) and Forever Giving Foundation, which enables us to benefit nearly 10,000 more students in Maharashtra and Goa. We hope to scale our presence with support from authorities, FLPI and other organisations.”
Harish Singla, Country Sales Manager, Forever Living Products India (FLPI), added, “As a responsible and caring brand, FLP India has been leading on the CSR front since the beginning whether its contributing 2 million meals for ‘Rise Against Hunger’ or contributing 100 thousand USD to PM CARES Fund or distribution of N95 masks through NGO. In February 2022, under the Rex Maughan CSR programme, we distributed over 27,000 notebooks which were further distributed to schools and villages. I would also like to thank Krushi Prasar Foundation for giving us an opportunity to participate in this noble cause for the betterment of society.”
During the course of this initiative, ConnectEd Technologies will coordinate with government schools to sensitise parents and students about the platform, where they can access curriculum-linked educational content for free, using any device and connectivity at their disposal. Furthermore, the EdTech company will provide school teachers with valuable statistics pertaining to content consumption by each student, thereby enabling them to push parents and students to meet learning targets that have been set by the school. Currently, ConnectEd Technologies has deployed such programmes across eight States in India.