Strengthening Skills of Primary & High School Students in Rural Areas on Adaption to E-Learning


Schools in India have now been closed continuously for over two years due to the pandemic lockdown ordered by the government. While classes continue digitally, many children are unable to attend. They lack access to the internet, a smartphone or tablet for online learning, or have to share it with several siblings. Children of families in rural areas are particularly affected by this. Instead of attending classes, these children have become more involved with household chores or agricultural activities. For many of them, there will be no way back to the classroom. With our project, we want to counteract this development and promote that the children can continue their school education and avoid the fate of illiteracy, strengthen skills of the students on digital learning and minimize the psychological issues due to reduced peer-group interventions in the schools and also due to a lack of connectivity with the mainstream schools.

Project aims and details

  • Mobile school in village clusters at least 5 days a week to motivate students and deepen their knowledge and help them clear backlogs more effectively.
  • Developing teaching kits with e-learning materials.
  • Two teachers to provide instruction in core subjects such as mathematics, science, social studies, the national language Odin and English. In addition to these subjects, the curriculum will also include the use of computers and mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones.
  • Creating basic infrastructure and a good learning environment.
  • Setting up temporary learning centres in two village community halls to store materials needed for all age groups, such as audio-visuals, textbooks, reference books, writing pads and pens, and e-learning kits.
  • Promoting extracurricular activities such as debating, essay writing, drawing or painting and providing more play materials in the villages to help the children forget about stress and play with other children.
  • Organizing events for children to learn through fun and sports.

 

Project timeline and duration:

 

Start of planning - October 2021

Start of mobile school - January 2022 (duration approx. 12 months)

 

Project location:

Rural areas in India


donations

Volksbank Bocholt eG

IBAN DE39 4286 0003 0274 7722 00

SWIFT-BIC: GENODEM1BOH