Rabea Girls Public School is in Old Delhi. Where the population is overwhelmingly Muslim. When the school opened it had 12 students, today there are 2000 students. This is an achievement but it gets better.
The Principal said something that had a real impact on how they perform in school. She said girls don’t have other distractions at home, they don’t have many outside activities. Outside of school they are mostly home.
So the reality is that school becomes of a lifeline. The silver lining for this lack of opportunity is that it gives them time to work more on their studies. So perhaps for these kids the greatest opportunity lies in empowering them with digital devices that they can take home. Access to school lessons and collaboration outside of the school day through ICT could be the leverage they need to propel them forward.