Children Of This Kolkata Slum Battle Digital Divide Amid Poverty, Uncertain Future

PUBLISHED ON: August 21, 2020 | Duration: 4 min, 19 sec

  
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In our series on the impact of the pandemic on the most vulnerable children, here is a story from a tiny Kolkata slum, next to the rail tracks at Majerhat, called Madhubasti. The residents of the slum make a living by selling honey but their lives are anything but sweet. For years, social workers have struggled to admit the children from the slum into schools. But in the coronavirus-induced lockdown, the schools shut and switched to the online medium. But the digital divide and, above all, the hunt for a two-square meal everyday, since the pandemic began, has undone all the success stories.
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