ApplyBoard has teamed up with WE Charity to make education accessible
Header Image Source: “India.” Where We Work – India – WE, We Charity, 2018, www.we.org/we-villages/where-we-work/india/
In collaboration with WE Charity, we are taking a step towards helping those in need by contributing to a school being built in Kalinjar, India.
As an education technology company, we hold the issue of education close to our hearts. This stems from the founders’ experience pursuing higher education abroad whereby they recognized how many students struggle to access proper education.
We believe with our contributions, we can change the lives of all students who live in Kalinjar. We can give them hope and opportunity. When we come together to acknowledge the importance of quality education and to give access to those who lack, WE can change the world.
Kalinjar, a small village located in Rajasthan State, India, is made up of 900 people, with 65% of the community being illiterate. Many members work as unskilled laborers earning approximately two dollars a day to supplement their livelihood.
The only secondary school in Kalinjar welcomes students who travel as far as five kilometers away. Students face overcrowding and dilapidated conditions due to monsoon season, posing a negative impact on their learning potential.
As the only school in the area, it is critical students gain a positive learning experience from it. To invest in this school means to invest in a better education for these students. It means to reduce the overcrowding they experience daily and to encourage students to continue their journey to class until they can apply their teachings to develop a transportation system to their school in the future.
Why Kalinjar, India?
The WE Charity
WE Charity is an international charity committed to empowering individuals to transform themselves, their families, their communities and the world. Their mission is to make a difference through five pillars — education, clean water and sanitation, health care, food security, and alternative income.
Its education pillar focuses not only on building schools, but is also committed to providing teacher training, extracurricular activities, books and basic school supplies as many students don’t even have access to the smallest of things such as a pencil. With these materials, students can focus on their studies without any worries.
Source: “About WE Charity.” About WE Charity – WE Charity, We Charity, 2018, www.wecharity.org/about-we-charity/our-story/.