We have come up with a systematic and structured setup of online classes. Our teachers follow fixed schedule for these classes and use innovative methods to make online education interesting for the students in this “new normal”. A blended course has been designed for Sarvprayag students such that the in-class time is substituted by equally meaningful online activities. This means that the in-class and online portions of a course are complementary and have been thoughtfully combined to meet the needs of the learner and the goals of the course. The children have adapted well into this method and work hard in these trying times. Initially, as with any other project, there were many hurdles and difficulties but very soon we’ve overcome them and have a well flowing system in place which ensures that the future of our students is not compromised in this year of unprecedented times. There is extra effort being put in from our volunteers in terms of making schedules, assignments, innovative models, charts, videos and also coordinating amongst each other- but it’s all worth it at the end of the day as we see constant and consistent improvement in the student’s learning graphs.
We use WhatsApp or Zoom as the platform for our online classes. In many households the parents didn’t own basic smartphones which could assist in making video calls, we stepped in this situation and started drives and donation campaigns. Now each household has one phone through which the students can study and interact with us.
We have also been helping our students who are studying in DPS Shiksha Kendra in completing their work assignments and assisting them in continuing their learning. In last 40 days, regular supplies of notebooks and stationary has also been provided to them.