JK News Today
Leh, 16 March 2023 : With an aim to strengthen its mission of providing access to quality education and positively impact the lives of underprivileged children across the country, BYJU’S Education For All has collaborated with Ladakh-based charitable trust, rZamba. The partnership aims to educate over 1000 students across remote areas in Ladakh in the next three years.
To further amplify BYJU’S vision of enabling a conducive learning environment for students and to provide them with equal learning opportunities, the partnership will offer technology-driven and high quality free learning programmes to underprivileged students between classes 4to 12. So far, over 1000 licenses have already been distributed to students across government schools in Ladakh. BYJU’S and rZamba are closely working towards bridging the educational gap for children residing in these remote areas with lower internet connectivity.
Speaking on the collaboration, Mansi Kasliwal, VP- Social Initiatives, BYJU’S said, “At BYJU’S, we have a strong vision of leveraging technology to bridge the educational and digital divide and create a level playing field for every child. With rZamba, we aim to diligently work towards breaking the learning barriers and bring quality education to students in remote areas across Ladakh. We are hopeful of addressing the accessibility challenges prevalent in these locations and help the lesser privileged children continue their learning journey seamlessly.”
Stazin Saldon- Founder, CEO, rZamba said, “‘rZamba’ means ‘bridge’ in the Balti language. At rZamba, we firmly believe that no child should be deprived of education due to their socio-economic, cultural or geographical backgrounds and hence, we aim to bridge the barriers to education. We are glad to have joined hands with BYJU’S, which will further help in our journey of bridging the educational gap in the ecosystem and making learning affordable and accessible to every child in our region. We look forward to enhancing this partnership qualitatively for both partners, either it be regarding the quality and relevancy of the content or the impact. This partnership is one positive step towards ensuring children are not deprived of their fundamental right to education and are able to continue learning with good quality, digitally-enabled free learning programmes.”
rZamba, a Ladakh-based charitable trust works towards bridging gaps in the field of education, health, livelihood, environment, gender discrimination, leadership and culture in Kargil. It aims to bring about a change in the current education system by introducing programs that provide equal learning and holistic growth opportunities for students across the region.
Launched in 2020, BYJU’S flagship social impact initiative ‘Education for All’ aims at bringing about a positive systemic change to the education ecosystem. With a mission to empower 10 million underprivileged children by 2025, the initiative has already impacted 5.5 million children in the remotest corners of the country through 175+ NGOs across 400 districts. Reinforcing its dedication to providing girls with an equal opportunity to learn, nearly 50% of the beneficiaries of BYJU’S Education for All programs are girls.