Vidya (the word for knowledge/education in Sanskrit) is the most powerful weapon which one can use to change the world. Yet, not everybody gets an equal opportunity to do so. Project AppVidya aims to provide an online learning platform to those who most need it.
Community Aid and Sponsorship Programme (CASP) is a non-profit organization devoted to providing education to students in India via their sponsorship program. CASP welcomes donations and sponsorships from people around the world in order to fund and support children and their families, particularly in their primary and secondary schooling in remote and rural areas as well as urban slums. I have been involved with the children supported by CASP through providing education sponsorship. Additionally, I have been tutoring these children via Skype. However, a more sustainable platform is needed, which is why I am working with CASP to provide tablets loaded with a full school curriculum to supplement the students' learning.
BYJU's is a Bangalore-based educational technology firm founded in 2011 by Byju Raveendran. The goal of the company is to provide its customers with educational content for students throughout their school years (primary to higher-secondary school). Their app provides insightful videos and in-app content to teach mathematics and science. The app's annual retention rate is 85%, making it a viable and helpful source of information for its students. While it is designed to be used in supplement to the student' schoolwork, the app contains many lessons and instructional videos that are designed for students who plan to use the app as their own curriculum. BYJU'S, currently the world's most valued edtech company, has won many awards proving its viability.
My name is Arhan Chhabra and I am 15 years old. I am from Hong Kong and I go to a high school in the United States. I have created this project in order to help some of the students (whose education is being sponsored by CASP). I have sponsored and tutored some of these students myself, and would like to further help them by connecting the educational tools that BYJU'S offers to supplement their education. My goal is to set these children on a better path by providing more learning opportunities, which is why I started AppVidya.