Kochi: Mega star Mammootty has introduced a unique project that aims to distribute smart phones and other items that makes online education easier, to financially backwards students in Kerala. The actor intervened when he learned about the plight of countless students whose education was jeopardized during the pandemic times, just because they didn’t own a smart phone. Mammootty introduced the project titled ‘Vidyamrutham’ which ensures that every student in Kerala has access to online classes. He requested the public to donate the smart phones or tablets that are not used by them. In a note posted on his Facebook page, the screen icon has shared information about the project which will be carried out in association with his own charity organization, Care and Share International Foundation.
“There must be hundreds of children who cannot continue their studies just because they do not have a smart phone. If you have a smart phone or a tablet that works, but do not use it anymore, it would be useful for these students. You could hand it over to us from anywhere in the world. We assure that that the phones reach the hands of the deserving,” wrote Mammootty.
Those who wish to donate smart phones, tablets, laptops or any other items that would aid online education could pack it neatly in a cover and deposit them at the nearest office of ‘Speed and Safe’ courier service. If you submit a declaration at the courier office, the sender could send the items to ‘Care and Share’ free of charge. The phones that are received at the charity’s office would then be distributed to the students.
The project is backed by Mammootty Fans and Welfare Association International too. In case, the sender has any difficulty reaching the courier office, then the association members would reach their homes to collect the items. To participate or to know more about the project call – Anoop - +91 9961900522, Arun - + 91 7034634369, Shanavas - + 91 9447991144, Vinod - +91 9446877131, Anshad - +91 8891155911, Hameed - +91 9946300800.
The Vidyamrutham project was introduced after the Care and Share Foundation had received countless requests from students, especially from the tribal settlements and financially backward families.