Project Guangyuan: Bridging the Digital Divide for Children during COVID-19
In the time of COVID-19 outbreak, school had switched to online teaching
since late January. However, a lack of digital devices left millions of poor
children out of school. Project Guangyuan was established to bridge the
new digital divide. By advocating retired devices (i.e. mobile phones,
tablets, laptops and computers) and supporting software resources, we are
advocating for education opportunities for children.
Since March 9, 2020, Project Guangyuan led a team over 80 volunteers
on promoting donation willingness, discovering candidate beneficiary
schools and students, delivering devices and monitoring the whole impacts.
As of April 14, Project Guangyuan had received ~1000 donation pledges
and successfully secured supply for over 9 schools, covering thousands of
students in 3 Provinces.