WhiteHat Jr’s community initiative aims to give back to the society by delivering live learning sessions for the underprivileged children
Chennai: WhiteHat Jr, the leading live one-on-one online learning platform, has launched its community initiative ‘WhiteHeart’ to give back to the society by delivering live learning sessions to children and youth from the underprivileged communities. Led by WhiteHat Jr’s large community of 11,000 plus teachers, the curriculum for each of the sessions is customized based on the requirement of the NGO partner. The live sessions, delivered over the mobile phone, cover varied topics including basic literacy, digital literacy, numeracy based topics with focus on Coding & Math, vocational skills, interview preparation and communication.
Till date, WhiteHat Jr has associated with 22 NGOs under the WhiteHeart initiative launched earlier this year. The company is targeting to impact more than 50,000 children by 2023. The NGO partners include Navjyoti India Foundation, LightHouse Project, Parikrma Humanity Foundation, Bhumi, Spark a Change Foundation, Lotus Petal Foundation, Antarang Foundation, VIDYA, SETU, CRY, Kind Beings, Apna Ghar, Aahwahaan, Peepal Tree Foundation, Salaam Baalak Trust, Udaan India Foundation, i Saksham, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, Sampark, Salaam Bombay Foundation, Udayan Care, SNEHA. The WhiteHeart initiative has also conducted ‘Train the Trainer’ programs with employees and volunteers of the NGO partners helping them transition from offline to online teaching/learning.
As part of the association with Navjyoti India Foundation, WhiteHat Jr teachers have curated a mobile-based curriculum called ‘Orientation to Coding’ divided across 20 sessions covering the basics of coding. In all 1800 students from Navjyoti India Foundation have benefitted as part of this association. Further, WhiteHat Jr has awarded scholarships to 5 meritorious students.
Addressing the teacher community of WhiteHat Jr, Dr. Kiran Bedi, Founder of Navjyoti India Foundation, said, “The pandemic has created a huge learning deficit, more pronounced in the underprivileged sections of the society where children don’t have access to gadgets such as computers, smartphones etc. I am delighted that the teacher community of WhiteHat Jr came together with an aim to help children from the underprivileged section of the society. I have received positive feedback from the beneficiaries of Navjyoti Foundation about the impact of the live sessions.”
Speaking about this association, Trupti Mukker, CEO, WhiteHat Jr, said, “This initiative would not have been possible without support from our teacher community who voluntarily donated hours in teaching as well as preparing for sessions which can be delivered over mobile phones. Our teachers are our biggest asset and the WhiteHeart initiative is a testimony of their desire to contribute to 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.”