Lucknow: Students at Jaipuria Institute of Management (JIM) in Lucknow continued their social outreach program on Sunday to help dropouts and disadvantaged students continue their education through online education.
As part of the outreach, 54 teams of JIM students dispersed across the city, visiting residential and market areas as well as metro stations calling on people to donate used phones, tablets and laptops.
“After being refurbished, these devices would be distributed to underprivileged students in public schools with the help of the basic education department and NGOs. After a good response on December 2 and 5, the students will continue the campaign on December 7 as well, ”said Kavita Pathak, director of JIM.
“This initiative is a beacon of hope for those students who have had to drop out of school due to the pandemic and the lack of access to the digital devices needed to attend online classes. It’s for a worthy cause and I call on everyone to support the cause, ”said Reena Agrawal, chair of JIM’s social responsibility committee, Lucknow.
The increased awareness, interest and meaningful contribution of the city’s inhabitants to this campaign has kept us motivated. I am proud to be a part of this noble cause and extremely happy that our efforts are helping school and college dropouts to return to their studies, ”said Safwan Ahmed, JIM student.
Vishal Singh, another student who is part of the campaign, said: “Young blood can shape a better India. I am happy to see that my comrades understand the importance of the initiative and do their best to make it a success.
“We collect proof of identity from digital device donors and identify them. In return, we provide them with a receipt as proof, ”said Omesh Srivastava, a campaign volunteer.