A donation from the Catalan university organization has made it possible to bring computers and reading closer to the boys and girls of the foster home in Udaipur, in India.
11 boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 14 live in the Kolam association 's shelter . The children in the foster home, even though they go to school, have many shortcomings in terms of study habits. The late incorporation into the education system and the difficulties they present to keep up with the pace of the class make it necessary to promote other tools that can complement their schooling to guarantee its success. For this reason, it is essential to carry out projects that improve their situation.
The Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona has made a donation of €2,809 to be able to equip the classroom with textbooks and teaching material . The ability to read allows children to explore new realities, since they see other references, and discover new things and gives them more autonomy. It must be taken into account that these are children with a situation and an environment that does not favor these socio-educational abilities and opportunities. Reading books has made it possible to learn about professions they do not know, acquire new vocabulary, strengthen their writing, get to know the world better and develop their imagination. The selection incorporates picture books, comics and interactive books to adapt to the functional diversity that can be found and to be able to reach all students. There is also a selection of books in English related to simple illustrated vocabulary so that they can make a first approach to this language. and it has allowed to enable a space with different laptops and internet connection .
Twice a week computer classes are held by a teacher in new technologies. Information and communication technologies (ICT) are present in today's world in which we live, for a very long time ICT have been in constant development and are already part of the daily life of many people. But due to the origin and socio-economic situation of the families of the children living in the foster home, learning about the use of new technologies, especially the computer, has not taken place and therefore these are children and teenagers without any digital knowledge.