Municipal school teachers hold classes in parks while schools remain closed
Primary schools in Gujarat have been closed for almost a year and a half now and all academic activities have gone online, although there are several students whose parents cannot afford digital devices and a connection. Internet for these classes.
For children who cannot access online classes during the current pandemic situation, a municipal teacher decided to organize physical classes in a park, ensuring that they do not miss their studies because of their financial situation.
Mittal Pandya from Ahmedabad Municipal School teaches children by laying rugs in front of Gokul’s residence in Ahmedabad as schools remain closed in the area. Before that, these children could not concentrate on their studies and take online courses.
Through the Ahmedabad Municipal School Board, students have the opportunity to learn in the open air while teachers travel to their communities to teach. The council said students should not miss their studies because of this pandemic.
Teachers traveling to student communities
Teachers are not traveling to different student locations to ensure they have access to quality education amid the current pandemic situation. At the same time, this experience is also very different for children.
These kids have parents who don’t have smartphones and they can’t afford them in the current scenario either. Last year these kids couldn’t study at all, so now the teachers themselves come to the students for lessons.
Tushar Chauhan, a student from Ahmedabad, said: âWe love that teachers come here to teach us. We do not have an Android mobile, so the studies could not be done. Now when the teachers come, they study too and feel good.
40 students in each class of the park
Such arrangements have now been made in most schools through the Ahmedabad Municipal Society, where teachers themselves reach out to children who do not have access to online lessons and cell phones.
Teachers have students buy books and study materials according to their curriculum. Teachers also aim to awaken interest in studying for poor students who would otherwise have been left behind as a result of online courses.
Dinesh Desai, a teacher for this initiative, said: âIt is said that these students were no longer interested in studying, but now when the teacher comes here, there are at least 40-50 students to which the teacher teaches.
Since these poor students are not getting cellphones and data for online lessons, teachers teaching them in their localities are their best bet for education in the current pandemic situation.
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