OVERVIEW

The lockdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to school closure across the country. While children are not physically attending school, many state government education departments have been proactive in developing technology solutions to engage children and teachers through online platforms. Moreover, they are using existing communication channels such as WhatsApp and SMS or radio/ television to share resources and engage with teachers and children.

In this context, many state governments are engaging with Pratham to design outreach leveraging:

  • Digital content from prathamopenschool.org and the Pradigi App
  • WhatsApp and SMS content for specific age and grades
  • Radio and IVR content

UPDATES

So far, we have collaborated with 11 state governments to enable remote learning across the country. Our state teams are working side by side respective state governments to share digital resources, map learning content subject and grade-wise and ensuring its reach far and wide.

Our digital content is also available on the National Teacher Training Platform (Diksha) which can be accessed by government teachers and school authorities and has been uploaded on a variety of distance learning portals (EAA, Kolibri).

Our International collaborations team is working with governments and NGO partners in Africa and other countries to support remote learning initiatives.

Here are some glimpses!

Partnering with the HP government

RESOURCES

For more information, contact us at resources@pratham.org

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Dr Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham will be part of a panel discussion on 'Embracing the New Normal in Affordable Private Schools.' The panel will discuss creative solutions for teaching in #COVID times. Varthana
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Gajendra Kumar, a student in grade 3, is a resident of Kaspur village in Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh. He recently learned to make a paper camera at home and loves to flaunt it everywhere. Vijay, his father, is a happy man. "Gajendra never stayed at home for long. He is naughty and mischievous by nature. But the lockdown forced him to stay at home, and it made him quiet and reserved", he says. Vijay is a farmer. He could not study beyond school and feels that Gajendra should not follow the same path.

Thanks to 'Karona - Thodi Masti, Thodi Padhai', Pratham's remote learning initiative, Vijay receives a fun-filled activity on his phone every day as an SMS. "My son enjoys completing these activities, and I extend my participation too", he says. "Initially, there was a problem with the network. But Gajendra found a place near the village community hall where the network coverage was good, and since then we receive an SMS every day." Vijay is happy that despite school closure, his son has access to learning.

Despite school closures, Gajendra and thousands of children like him are learning every day while having fun. Visit bit.ly/2BnzAVe to support their learning.
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Schools might be closed, but #shiksha shouldn't be. It is even more crucial now to safeguard learning in the face of school closures. Let's ensure #shikshakiraksha by making remote learning accessible to all. Happy #RakshaBandhan!
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