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.
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.