SHIF creates digital impact at the gov. school in Dumarla Village

Impact Stories

Sparking brilliance: how solar-powered innovation transforms education in Gumla

In the lush landscapes of Gumla, amidst the whispers of rustling leaves and the songs of birds, lies a small government school with big dreams. Here, in Dumarla Village, education has long been the cornerstone of hope, but its journey has been fraught with challenges.

For eight years, the school has stood resilient, facing a shortage of teachers that strained both students and educators. With just four teachers shouldering the responsibility of guiding over 250 students from first to eighth grade, each day became a test of endurance. Yet, amidst the struggle, the school remained a beacon of light for the local community, a sanctuary of knowledge in the heart of the village. But within the walls of this humble institution, another challenge loomed large: the breadth of subjects exceeded the scope of expertise. Mathematics, Science, and English remained elusive mysteries for many students, their understanding limited by the constraints of traditional teaching methods.

Then, like a ray of sunlight breaking through storm clouds, came the Solar Power Smart Classroom—a gift of innovation and hope, bestowed upon Dumarla Village by SHIF (Spreading Happiness InDiya Foundation), in collaboration with Sachin Tendulkar and Schneider Electric.

With the guidance of SHIF, the school embraced this transformative technology, igniting a passion for learning among its students. The internet, once a distant realm of knowledge, became a vast network of teachers, supplementing the efforts of educators in the classroom.

Now, as the morning sun rises over Gumla, it illuminates a scene of renewed energy and enthusiasm. Students flock to the smart classroom, their eager minds hungry for knowledge and discovery. Here, amidst the glow of solar-powered lights and the hum of interactive learning tools, they find a gateway to a world of endless possibilities.

But the impact of the Solar Power Smart Classroom extends far beyond the confines of the school walls. It has become a catalyst for change, inspiring the local community and neighboring villages to prioritize education and embrace sustainable solutions. Through the power of innovation, SHIF and Schneider Foundation have not only illuminated minds but have also sparked a revolution in education—one that empowers students to dream, explore, and create a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

As the sun sets on each day in Dumarla Village, it leaves behind a legacy of enlightenment and empowerment—a testament to the transformative power of technology, collaboration, and the unwavering belief in the potential of every child.