Donate your old phones, laptops, or tablets and help students attend online classes
Follow the steps below to donate your phone
Avanti Fellows is an award-winning non-profit organization established in 2010 by IIT Bombay alumni, Akshay Saxena and Krishna Ramkumar to address the issue of educational inequity in India. Avanti is creating a level playing field for low-income students in government schools aspiring for careers in STEM subjects with the power of blended-learning, technology, and peer-instruction to create programs that are able to deliver consistent outcomes in low-resource settings without the need for hiring specialized teachers. Avanti has worked across multiple school systems including the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Haryana Government, and Chennai Municipal Corporation schools in the past 10 years. It runs amongst the largest digital intervention for low-income secondary school students with close to 1M monthly active learners on its digital platforms. Avanti has evolved to become one of India’s largest and most effective science and math education organizations, spanning 19 states and 5 union territories. Avanti in collaboration with Cashify wants to bridge the digital divide for Grade 9 & 10 girl students from low-income families in Haryana to continue access to learning. This project is under Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan and implemented with the help of Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad.
A. You may donate any smartphone that supports 3G/4G internet connectivity. Once the devices are collected by us, they will go for refurbishing. Followed by this, the beneficiaries will be handed over a set of refurbished smartphones.
A. Although you may donate dead or feature phones, these will not serve the purpose of educating children as they can’t be used for online classes. These devices will be sent to our e-waste processing unit. In order to make a meaningful contribution, we request you to donate only devices as mentioned in the previous answer.
A. Yes. We also accept laptops and tablets. These devices are replaced with smartphones of equivalent value which are sent to the children. To donate a laptop or tablet, choose the option for tablets/laptops at the bottom of the device selection screen above.
A. Please follow the simple steps above and book a free pick up for your device. We’ll then assign an executive to visit you and collect the device.
A. Safety is as much a concern to us as it is for our donors. Don’t worry, all devices go through complete factory reset so that there’s no data left in them and your cyber safety is intact.
A. Yes. We will need you to share a copy of your identity proof in order to validate the ownership of the device you donate.