Shillong is in a remote part of India (up north of Bangladesh). LearningPOD is a social initiative for support underprivileged kids there to have access to Computer-based Learning. The objective is to equip the kids with basic computer skills and to learn English. We started last year with initial funding for 5 refurbished laptops to kick off the program for 10 kids. And for this fundraising, we target to purchase 5 more refurbished laptops and also the operating expenses for 1 year.
Some Background. The school has about 400+ kids. We selected the ones from the underprivileged and are Hindi-speaking, not just from the School but from the neighborhood. The school name is LEADS Higher Secondary School, located in Langkerding, Shillong, Meghalaya, INDIA. We are using the classroom for the LearningPOD program. Pastor Lumlang Ryntathiang, in charge of LearningPOD, is a member of the Foundation which is the Sponsoring Body of the School.