To Help Students in Covid, Vidyakul makes its Educational Content Free
Helping more than 5 crore students in Hindi speaking regions like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, Vidyakul – a vernacular e-learning platform, has decided to give opportunities to children in tier 2, 3 and tier 4 cities so they prepare better for education with the help of their own platform by providing its 80% educational content free to use in this unprecedented time. The initiative is an effort to help students in this hard time to prepare better for their education.
Also taking the current situation into consideration, the start-up decided to organise mental stress workshops for students and make them aware of the Covid management and how they can safeguard themselves and their loved ones.
Vidyakul’s solidarity is with the educators who serve as the country’s frontline workers during this difficult period, and the company has decided to cover all the educators’ and their staff’s expenses, including medical, food, and travel. In addition, the start-up has agreed not to reduce the salaries of its employees that have all tested positive, giving them time to heal.
“We are working at the grassroots level of Indian Education System and know how the students of Bharat are going through some bad times. By making our 80% educational content free to use for students, we support them in this hard time and also we are running awareness campaigns for students to safeguard themselves and their families in this unprecedented time. It is our small contribution to show solidarity to students and help them to prepare better for their academics.”Tarun Saini Co-Founder and CEO Vidyakul
The covid-19 pandemic, followed by an year long lockdown made rural children adapt to online solutions and move to e-learning but only 10% regional and local schools were able to go online hampering the education in rural India. This crisis created a gap of knowledge and education between the students leading as a result of poor infrastructure and development.
Under the influence of the digital Bharat campaign, these educational platforms are making way for the future of India led by rural students.
Founded in 2017, Vidyakul is one of its kind interactive vernacular e-learning platforms that enables teachers to create online courses for K-12 in tier-II & tier III cities.
Vidyakul is working on preparing study material, video lectures, study notes & online tests by analysing last 10 years’ exam papers & NCERT books with the best teachers across India.
Vidyakul offers live lectures and pre-recorded courses (from Class 9th- 12th in Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, and Hinglish) to help state board students learn academics.