Online classes are a challenge to students and teaching staff across BiH since they are faced with a lack of adequate technical equipment that would allow them to organize and take part in online classes. That’s why the Institute for Youth Development KULT launched the initiative “Donate equipment – help students learn online!” to provide as many marginalized students as possible with the technical equipment they need to attend online classes.
Thanks to the support of Klika, a software company, 130 students from 10 elementary schools in Bosanska Krupa, Travnik, Ilijaš and Zenica got the equipment they need for online classes. Klika decided to support the teaching staff in Travnik and donate two computers and two printers which will help them prepare quality online classes.
“Our company believes in the power of education, and we think every child in BiH must have adequate conditions and easy access to education in all circumstances, including this coronavirus pandemic”, said Mr. Edin Deljkić, Director of Klika, adding that the towns they’re donating to are hometowns of Klika’s founders.
Livnjak Sedin, the father of two of the students who were given tablets today, expressed his gratitude for this act, because his sons were unable to attend classes online. BH Telecom supported this action, in addition to their other activities, and provided students with free internet access, so they now have everything they need for online classes.
Over the past 15 days, from the beginning of the “Donate equipment – help students learn online!” initiative, the Institute for Youth Development KULT and its partners provided 300 students from across BiH with the equipment they need. Unfortunately, there are still many students who can’t access online classes. That’s why the Institute will continue working on this initiative and is inviting all individuals and businesses to join us by donating equipment or forming local collection points in their communities, so we can work together on making sure that all students have access to online education.