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Interview with Farida Lambay, Pratham: Dealing with COVID’s toll on education in Mumbai

The original article was published in Citizen Matters

Citizen Matters spoke to Ms. Farida Lambay, Co-founder, Pratham on “Dealing with COVID's toll on education in Mumbai". 

COVID has taught us that instead of children going to school, the school has to come to the child. For example, the Maharashtra government and BMC organised pre-school melas (gatherings) for school readiness, so mothers understand preschool, their role and how to motivate children. Similar melas will be held all over the state, and we’re expecting at least 4 lakh mothers.

Parents have become very important stakeholders. Mothers looking after their children’s educational needs have become the mainstay during COVID.

Read the full interview in Citizen Matters: Dealing with COVID’s toll on education in Mumbai.