Indian Cancer Society collaborates with BYJUS to for education support
BYJU’S Education for All recently partnered with the Indian Cancer Society (ICS), India’s first voluntary, non-profit, National Organization for awareness, detection, and providing cure and treatment for cancer patients in India, as part of its ongoing efforts to provide quality education and digital learning opportunities to children from underserved backgrounds across India. The pan India programme, which is planned as a three-year collaboration, aims to improve the lives of 2000 children who have survived cancer.
The collaboration with the Indian Cancer Society is a milestone in the direction of BYJU’s goal of empowering 10 million impoverished kids in India by 2025. Together, Education For All and the Indian Cancer Society are tackling accessibility issues and offering free educational programmes to cancer survivors enrolled in grades 4 through 12 at various government and private institutions throughout India. These kids will get access to specialized, digitally enabled content on the BYJU’S learning app that is tailored to each kid’s learning needs.
The Dr. D. J. Jussawalla Education & Vocational Skills Fund at ICS was established in July 2017 as a part of its survivorship project, which began in 2009 with the founding of the Ugam support group for children with cancer. The goal of this fund is to give survivors of paediatric cancer financial assistance so they can continue their education even though their families are facing significant financial hardships.
Indian Cancer Society
BYJU’S Education For All and Indian Cancer Society will work together to support the academic development of the young cancer survivors. Both organisations share the mission of empowering children with equal learning opportunities. This is in keeping with the assistance that ICS provides to patients through its After Cancer Care programme.
“At BYJU’S, we are devoted in our efforts to make learning accessible to every child in the country, irrespective of their geography or socio-economic origins,” stated Mansi Kasliwal, VP-Social Initiatives, in reference to the collaboration. We are pleased to be collaborating closely with the Indian Cancer Society to make sure that digital learning programmes are made available to children throughout India who have survived cancer and further aid them in pursuing and realising their objectives. I have no doubt that having access to our educational materials and individualised digital learning tools would improve their learning and ensure they never give up on their objectives.
“While dealing with and managing the pain chain resulting from cancer, Indian Cancer Society stays very conscious of the role it must play in rehabilitating cancer survivors in society,” said Mr. Hari L Mundra, Chairman of the organisation. The organization’s nationwide Survivor Support programme places a specific emphasis on kids who have triumphed against cancer. With the help of digital learning, BYJU’S is implementing much-needed educational processes and programmes to give these paediatric cancer survivors the confidence and self-esteem they need to confront the outside world.
A social impact project called “Education for All” by BYJU will be introduced in 2020 with the goal of democratising education and guaranteeing that every child has the opportunity to learn.