Tablets for the children in KARE
While Covid 19 has been a major concern for all of us worldwide, the emerging challenges have included the inability to attend school and continue with education.
With more than 125 children currently in the KARE programme, most, if not all, have been severely impacted through a variety of challenges. From being rendered jobless over a few months, having no food and sustenance, and coupled with children unable to keep up their education; there has been a complete failure of families to pull through.
With the help of donors such as Wereldkinderen Netherlands, Holt International Children’s Services USA, and Vida – Italy, substantial resources were raised to provide emergency relief through cash transfers to these families. This has not just helped them tide over the emergency situation but also secured themselves a bit more to move ahead.
A major challenge has been education too – which moved to an online model worldwide. However, children of such families barely had food to et, leave alone invest into a smart phone or a tablet.
Thanks to funds from Holt International Children’s Services USA, tablets could be provided to all the children who needed them. It came as a huge surprise and joy for these children to receive a tablet which brought them back into the fold of education. Danish shared “I have never received anything new in my entire life and to receive a new gift such as a tablet, to open the box myself was the best experience I ever had so far.” Danish is one of many children in the KARE programme who has a sad experience of seeing his mother immolate herself in his presence when he was a helpless 5 year old boy, and in the absence of a father too, he now has been cared and reared by an aging grandmother who barely can meet ends as well.