An ‘uncle’ from Mumbai backed an 11-year-old girl from Jamshedpur to continue her dreams of getting a smartphone and pursuing online classes. Tulsi Kumari, who retails mangoes by the roadside was left in shock when a certain Ameya Hete purchased 12 mangoes from her worth Rs 1,20,000, paying Rs 10,000 for each mango. The money was transferred to her father Srimal Kumar’s account on Wednesday.
Hete, the Managing Director, Valuable Edutainment Private Ltd acknowledged about the tussle of the young girl who very recently spoke to the local media about the financial shortfall that is not permitting her to purchase a smartphone and attend classes online.
Kumari, a fifth-grader studying in a government school, closed down following the coronavirus pandemic and the emerging lockdown.
After receiving the bulk money, Kumari said that she retail mangoes to economise so that she can purchase a smartphone, but now that she has the cash, she can now visit classes online and pursue her education, reports Times of India.
Hete, whose organisation promotes virtual classes, said he didn’t quite donate to charity by assisting Kumari. He stated how she never requested for aid or ceded her education and that venture motivated him to assist the young woman in her educational pursuits.
The coronavirus lockdown has caused a prototype shift in classes and schooling, and most operations have shifted online, deepening the digital divide in India. Last year, a domestic help’s son in Chennai was caught stealing a smartphone but later the police inspector gave him one so that he can pursue it with his online classes.
The 13-year-old student from a corporation school was drived to take the measures following desperation of attending online classes. His parents reportedly couldn’t buy a smartphone as his father works at a biscuit shop and this pushed the school student to venture on theft.
As per the police, the boy came under the company of two boys from the same destitute neighbourhood, The duo used the teenager as a provocation to steal a mobile phone. After seeing him loitering around during school hours, they chose to seduce him with the thought of a smartphone so that he no longer had to be absent from his online classes.
Three of them then conducted a search to steal the mobile phone of a truck driver in Thiruvottiyur and consequently all three of them were captured. Thus, the story took a turn towards sympathy after the police inspector S Bhuvaneshwari heard the boy’s urgency for a smartphone in order to pursue his education.