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Problem being addressed:

The lockdown has imposed many hardships on blue collar and migrant families, particularly in relation to their mental well-being (due to increased anxiety, stress and aggravation of latent conditions) as well as posing novel challenges to child rearing and development. Housing conditions for these families are often not conducive to social distancing and keeping children engaged and healthy indoors. prescribe) + innovative ways to administer the test so that we can test at scale.

Unique solution:

Dost Education is a tech first non-profit in the field of child development and wellness. It is a one to many platform that delivers 1 minute long podcasts over phone calls 4 times a week to blue collar families, via partnerships with prominent NGOs. These ‘phonecasts’ contain both informative content as well as suggestions for activities and behaviours that can be adopted.

Team

Sneha Sheth (CEO, ex-Berkeley MBA, UT Austin, Dalberg, Oliver Wyman) and Sindhuja Jeyabal (CTO, ex-UPenn, UC Berkeley, Adobe, Samsung) lead a team of 9 people