They got everything a young B-school graduate could ask for, but the yearning, perhaps, was different. And led to three youths Lavin Mirchandani (24), Lehar Tawde (25) and Haren Paul Rao (24) to start EkShiksha campaign.

EkShiksha campaign aims at bringing about a collaboration between corporates, NGOs, school managements and educators to improve the learning environment and academic performance across Maharashtra’s rural schools and provide world-class education.

At the heart of EkShiksha lies ConnectEd’s ‘smart classroom system’, which is a solar-powered education-technology solution designed to work with teachers.  The panels are placed on the rooftops of schools that help teachers to teach children with the help of a projector on the whiteboards provided in schools.

In the academic year 2016-17, ConnectEd’s ‘smart classroom systems’ were introduced in the 11 schools of Palghar taluka, where the team successfully united local authorities, socially-responsible corporates, school trusts and educators to upgrade educational infrastructure and impact thousands of children.

Source: DNA India