In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are struggling with access to education. While the phased ‘unlockdown’ has been initiated across the country, the educational facilities like schools and colleges are still shut.
While many are attending online classes on their smartphones, there is still a large segment of our kids, who couldn’t afford smartphones or have no access to online classes or the internet.
But a school in the village of Dhumka district, Jharkhand has arrived at a very creative way to make distance learning fun for its students who don’t have access to smartphones or online classes.
The headmaster of Bankathi Middle School, Shyam Kishore Singh Gandhi has installed several loudspeakers across the school where the classes are held for two hours every day since April 16.
To attend the classes, the students sit near the loudspeakers which have been put up on trees and walls at different locations.
Many netizens also came forward to applaud this creative and innovative idea:
A teacher has set up several loudspeakers across the Bankathi village in Jharkhand. He takes classes for two hours every day since April 16, beating the odds of online learning.
At IFORHER, we are proud of the Jharkhand administration for taking up this progressive step. As there are many kids across the country, who couldn’t afford the internet or smartphones, we hope other states would also take inspiration from Jharkhand.