Media and policy attention during the pandemic understandably focused on the immediate tasks of saving lives by procuring beds and oxygen. Yet, the greatest long-term cost of the pandemic may be borne by our children. As the second wave of Covid-19 recedes, and we slowly try to restore a semblance…
Reaching out over phone to over 30,000 little-known peers locked up in homes during pandemic times is no child’s play. That is exactly what 245 trained students from Class VIII to Class XII did during the last academic year under Kutty Desk, a novel initiative of Our Responsibility to Children…
As the education department has decided to temporarily shut down the primary school at the first tribal panchayat in Edamalakudy, 124 students are missing out on school education.
Education fellows to mentor, be ‘support system’ for students of 50 tribal residential, ZP schools in Gadchiroli
Called ‘Educate Gadchiroli Fellowship’, the scheme is financially supported by NITI Aayog. The district administration invited applications from young graduates and postgraduates from prominent universities and educational institutions to stay in schools located in remote parts of the Naxal-affected district for a year.
Many South County students will be returning in-person this week. Although most South County districts reopened last spring at least part time for students, South County school districts were among the last to reopen last school year, partly due to previously high COVID rates in South County.
Time to open up schools in a staggered way, Indian kids have good immunity: AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria
It is time to reopen schools in India in a staggered way, said Dr Randeep Guleria. The AIIMS Director added that Indian children have developed good levels of immunity against Covid-19.
The school education and Intermediate board have started the exercise to reopen schools and junior colleges across the state while following COVID-19 protocols.
Starting August 1, a basic learning module, split into three parts, would be covered over four months, so that students can be brought up to their grade should, as expected, all classes start by then.
The teachers of a private primary school conducted physical classes and creative extra curricular activities for their students who were deprived of facilities to access online education.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown had led to a serious economic crisis in many families. Many children also get stressed and distracted from their studies and online counselling cannot be effective compared to direct sessions. Child marriages could be reduced if schools reopen.