How edtech startup WhiteHat Jr is offering customised content for underprivileged children through its ‘WhiteH – YourStory.com

The pandemic has created a learning deficit not just in India but across the world. While children are finding it difficult to learn through online classes, the situation is much worse when it comes to underprivileged sections as many students cannot even afford gadgets like smartphones to take o…….

The pandemic has created a learning deficit not just in India but across the world. While children are finding it difficult to learn through online classes, the situation is much worse when it comes to underprivileged sections as many students cannot even afford gadgets like smartphones to take online classes.

To help the underprivileged sections, edtech startup WhiteHat Jr, with over 11,000 teachers, launched WhiteHeart earlier this year.

The initiative is aimed at giving back to the society by delivering live learning sessions to children and youth from the underprivileged communities.

With the help of its teacher community, it prepares curriculum for each of the sessions, which is customised based on the requirement of the NGO partner.

During one of the sessions with the students.

The live sessions, delivered over the mobile phone, covers varied topics including basic literacy, digital literacy, and numeracy-based topics, with a focus on coding and math, vocational skills, interview preparation, and communication.

“Our teachers are our biggest asset and the WhiteHeart initiative is a testimony of their desire to contribute to the society by going above and beyond. We have learnt a lot in this first leg, and now our intent will be to make the WhiteHeart initiative even more impactful in the times to come,” says Trupti Mukker, CEO, WhiteHat Jr.

Working on the genesis

In order to accomplish its mission, WhiteHat Jr reached out to its teacher community to understand if they would like to donate live teaching hours to help students in need. The feedback from internal surveys was very positive with many teachers coming forward and eager to contribute.

The next step was to understand how the team can deliver impact. “We started engaging with multiple NGOs to formulate next steps. Our strategy was to keep all options open – we have a large qualified teacher force, and therefore the capacity to deliver a significant number of live teaching hours,” says Trupti.

Further, the NGO partners request sessions on specific subjects, which are curated by the teachers who deliver customised sessions. The teachers here first curate content and then deliver sessions for each of the NGO partners.

So far, the edtech company has reached out to students in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bihar, Bengaluru, Odisha, Varanasi, and Pune. Its intent is to deliver a healthy mix of online as well as in-person sessions working in tandem with its NGO partners.

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Source: https://yourstory.com/socialstory/2021/11/edtech-startup-whitehat-jr-customised-content-underprevileged-children/amp

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