Saarthi provides education via Whatsapp
Delhi based Foundation, Saarthi Education, envisions to improve the foundational literacy and numeracy of children across low-income communities in India by empowering mothers. Amidst this pandemic, Saarthi started a Whatsapp cum pen and paper model for parents and guardians responsible for passing instructions to the child for activities and worksheets designed by the Foundation.
The programme called SWIM keeps in mind the physical and socio-economic constraints of the community and a resistance to change existing behaviours. However, with diligent execution, Saarthi has been able to create substantial on ground impact in the COVID scenario. There has been a steep increase in response from 20-90% in a span of two months which is testimony to widespread adaptation of the model by guardians and children alike.