Tablets for Kids was founded in 2016 by Reshmi Kotla, when she was 18 years old. Reshmi spent her high school years volunteering at the aftercare program in ECLC, a school for special needs kids.
Although some of the kids usually had homework left to complete, they always seemed to gravitate towards their computer tablets instead. Not only did the children love the games on their tablets, but this technology also helped foster a low-stress atmosphere, conducive to their education.
The same concept enforced by their black-and-white math homework worksheet could be conveyed in a much more colorful and interactive manner via a tablet – the students could learn, without even realizing it!After graduating high school, Reshmi still wanted to help children learn and decided to volunteer for P.S. 31, a low-income public school in Jersey City.
Upon realizing that these students did not have access to the same educational tools, Reshmi felt that they were missing out. She wanted to open their eyes to the joys of learning, by providing them with the same resources the ECLC kids had.
Reshmi strongly believes that all children should be given the same opportunity to develop a love for learning, regardless of their income or the school they attend. After all, learning should be fun for everyone, and thus Tablets for Kids began.