On Thursday, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi said it has promised 2,500 new Mi smartphones worth Rs 2 crores to digitally cover children from societies worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
With the project, Mi India has collaborated with Teach with India to provide kids with the smartphones so they can pursue online education and learning activities, Xiaomi said.
“The partnership will ensure that these brand-new smartphones can be used by children to access online classes, ensuring continuity in their education,” Xiaomi added.
Xiaomi’s statement comes close to the event of 74th Independence Day. “The company’s 2500 plus strong exclusive retail network will come together to donate these 2500+ smartphones under this initiative,” Xiaomi added.
“We are very grateful to our retail partners who have come together with Mi India to pledge the 2500+ smartphones under this initiative. Children’s education is a cause we will continue to work towards,” said Muralikrishnan B, Chief Operating Officer at Mi India.
“Teach For India is adopting a new approach, blended learning, which has the potential to change the way children across India learn. We are extremely delighted to partner with Mi India and are thankful to them for stepping forward to empower these students to get the right tools for education,” said Sandeep Rai, Chief of City Operations at Teach for India.
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