We have made continuous efforts over the last six years to build a strong digital infrastructure for the four Gram Vikas residential schools for children from Adivasi communities. During the initial days of COVID-19 lockdown, the school teachers made an effort to reach out to students in the communities and started taking classes at a common place so that students did not disengage with learning completely. We used the shutdown of schools as an opportunity to focus more on teachers’ skill enhancement programmes. All subject teachers prepared fresh e-learning content and conducted demo smart classes at the school level. The Career Guidance Cells, at these schools, guided young men and women with information about suitable academic institutions, cut-off marks for admission, SC-ST reservation entitlements, scholarships and vocational skills development centres.