In the current state of the pandemic, remote learning is mandatory, but children who cannot purchase laptops cannot attend their classes. These children will then be held back a grade for reasons outside of their control. The prominent issues of racial bias and COVID-19 bring to light the importance of reducing systemic inequities prevalent in our society. Devices for learning are essential to modern-day education, and these educational tools are often out of reach for many low-income and minority students. This lack of technology not only affects students’ abilities to complete school assignments and access online resources, but also their capacity to dream about stable futures, apply for well-paying jobs, and prepare in advance for college applications. Due to the impact of COVID-19, disparities are further exacerbated as libraries, schools, and computer labs shut down, removing a vital resource of opportunity from the least privileged populations. The digital divide is more acute than ever.
Tutor At Desk 501(c)(3) nonprofit aims to connect students with technology for educational equity. We want to be able to connect every student with the digital training they need to be successful in school. Digital literacy programs ensures that all students have an equal opportunity to attain academic and professional success. We believe that education is the greatest platform for achieving equity. Our E-learning packages will make it easy for students to study at their own time and at their own speed.
In order to effectively bridge the digital divide and ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to attain academic and professional success, we also grant students in our partner shelters with personal devices that they can use throughout their education period. We believe that education is the greatest platform for achieving equity