Los Angeles, CA- The American India Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a lasting bridge between the United States and India through high-impact interventions in education, livelihoods, public health, and leadership development, announced that it has received a multi-year grant from the Avasant Foundation to help bridge India’s educational and digital divide.
The Avasant Foundation’s generous contribution will support AIF’s Digital Equalizer Program for three full years in the Indian State of Karnataka. This grant will allow 310 students and 20 teachers to receive digital education from AIF within a cluster of six Government Higher Primary Schools in Bangalore area.
Digital Equalizer has been bringing and utilizing technology to transform teaching and learning into a collaborative, project-based approach in schools since 2002. This project is creating public education reform by providing digital technology access and training to under-resourced government schools . Through this approach, teachers can provide a more effective education to students, as well as motivate and inspire them to continue their education. Moreover, this approach opens the doors of opportunity to career success for these youths.
AIF CEO Ravi Kumar stated that with 70% of India’s one million public schools lacking basic computing technology, the country is facing significant challenges to prepare its youth for success in the global economy. However, Kumar believes that Digital Equalizer will “help bridge India’s educational and digital divide and bring technology literacy and 21st century skills to more young people in the country.”