“Sharek”: Making education accessible to Tunisian students during difficult and uncertain times. Sharek was launched to make online education accessible to all. The initiative is about collecting various electronic gadgets and equipment to distribute amongst those who need it most.
The Coronavirus has shifted the education system from classrooms to bedrooms. The teaching process has been replaced by Zoom or Skype calls with professors conducting classes online.
While having online classes is affordable to those having access to laptops and smartphones, students coming from the economically weaker section were left behind in this fast-changing world.
To make online education accessible to all, Sharek was launched for this purpose, the initiative collects various electronic gadgets and equipment to distribute amongst those who need it most.
The Sharek initiative was launched in March 2020 during the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic in Tunisia. It was particularly started to address the inability of the students to participate in this new, financially-demanding way of learning especially in Tunisia, where Internet-access and equipment could be a real obstacle for online education. The change has left many students behind the curve.
According to the most recent data published on their website, over 520 devices have been collected so far, with the aim to collect up to 3000 devices.
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To donate or get a device, you can do so filling out this form.
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