Chennai, India: A kind grade 12 student from India is handing out free tablets to students that are having a hard time affording them.
Gunisha Aggarwal, a Class 12 student, is reaching out to students that do not have smartphones, laptops, or tablets for their online classes.
Sangeeta, an auto driver’s daughter that is pursuing B.Com in Chennai, attended her online classes recently after using the new tablet that she got as a gift from Gunisha.
She was using her cousin’s smartphone to attend her classes.
Sangeeta, the student, thanked the kind act of Gunisha, where she said:
The tablet is so useful. The free laptop given by the government last year crashed. I want to become a banker. The tablet will also help me to prepare for it.
In another part of Chennai, a restaurant waiter’s class 10 daughter got relieved a lot thanks to the kind act that was carried out by Gunisha.
Gunisha, the daughter of Chennai police Commissioner Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, said she was inspired by her mother to do the kind act.
The mother of Gunisha gave their used laptop to a domestic helper’s daughter so she could attend their online classes.
Gunisha has also set up a website www.helpchennai.org to help students in need of a laptop or smartphones if they could not afford them.
Thinkinfinity & Consulting, an IT company, helped make the website free of cost so donors could give their used or new devices.
So far, Gunisha has given devices to 4 students and have collected 25 smartphones or tablets and 20 used laptops.
15 students have applied for devices, which will be handed over this week, said Gunisha.
Gunisha, who wants to pursue law or study economics, said that the coronavirus pandemic has turned many people jobless, so she just wanted to help out.
The pandemic has turned many jobless. While we have so many devices at home many children don’t have even know or siblings share one device. It’s our moral responsibility to bridge this digital divide.
Her efforts are currently opening new avenues to help out more students in their city.
R Anandakrishnan, Director of Mark Metro advertising, said that they are going to give 100 tablets and will be donating Rs. 12 lakh rupees through its Rotary club of Chennai Towers.
Even if we want to help we can’t identify 100 students in need of these devices. By supporting this way we are sure these go to the needy. I didn’t know she’s the Police Commissioner’s daughter.
Gunisha currently wants to partner up with non-profit organizations to help more students that are in need of help during this coronavirus pandemic for their studies.