"We live in a small and remote village. Our school is a very small school. But I was very confident that I would get good education and become successful in life with the help of my school and teachers.
But Corona disturbed everything here, schools too were closed. I was feeling hopeless because my parents couldn't afford online education. It's too costly for us. I didn't know how would I compete with other students who have expensive e-learning resources.", says Tai Kolekar an ambitious school girl from Sangola.
'Vowels of the People Association' identified such challenges and introduced VSchool - A free online education platform! Lakhs of students like Tai are using it for free and feeling empowered and dignified while building a better future for their families.
What is V-School?
VSchool is an online platform designed to address the challenges faced by rural children to provides free online educational resources to students studying in Marathi and Semi English medium from 1st to 10th standard.
- VSchool has received more than 80 Lakh page views by more than 10 Lakh users in the last 6 months.
- VSchool is currently in website format. An android app will be launched in Jan 2021.
- It is highly replicable, scalable yet customizable.
We made sure, that V-School will be equally useful even after Covid-19 pandemic situation. V-School is designed to address the challenges faced by rural students:
- It uses Marathi and local dialects for instructions
- Multiple users can use a single mobile device
- Requires low internet speed
- Offline use is possible
- Easy to use – simple dropdown to choose a lesson, one page one lesson.
How girl students are affected:
Due to Covid -19 education went online and that became a hurdle for millions of non-affording parents’ children. Girl students are facing even more challenges as their education and spending on their education is usually not a priority of parents, furthermore, they are not allowed to use personal mobiles or tablets. VSchool is ensuring that every schoolchild gets good online education at no cost.
- VSchool is not just a collection of videos. It consists of multiple learning media like PPTs, worksheets, audios, images, animated images, online tests, etc.
- Expert teachers from various Zila Parishad are building this educational content.
- Every lesson is linked with the daily life of students with suitable examples and activities
- Local teachers have an active role in it. Students are encouraged to interact with them and get feedback.
VSchool is appreciated by many government officials, education experts, and also many TV and Film stars. We urge you too to come forward and donate to this noble cause.
Name of Account: VOWELS OF THE PEOPLE ASSOCIATION
Bank Name: Kotak Mahindra Bank
Branch: Kothrud, Pune
Account No: 1112842861
IFSC Code: KKBK0001765