Ensuring Children's Learning During Covid

THE SHIFTS IN THE FIRST PHASE OF LOCKDOWN

Assessing the on ground situation:

Our team did a telephonic survey of about 500 parents to check how the community is faring and the status of learning among children. We learned that:

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70%

children were involved in some sort of learning activities

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children have access to smartphones/ jio phones

Designing delivery for maximum impact:

Prepare edu-leaders
  • 2 weeks of virtual training to conduct e-learning sessions over the phone with children
Digital content
  • Searching and packaging easy-to-use digital content.
Designing creative session plans
  • Learning activities along with digital content for better impact
Engaging parents
  • Involve parents/ siblings to provide on-site teaching support to children
impact

Edu-leaders teaching over
phone for two hours everyday

impact

Children being assisted by parents

impact

Encouraging self-learning

CREATIVE INITIATIVES BY EDU-LEADERS

impact

Distribution of worksheets through
kirana store by edu-leader Anshu

impact

Edu-leader Praveen created videos of
mathematical concepts for his students

impact

Edu-leader Lalita stitched masks for
her own community.

impact

Edu-leaders spread awareness in their
own communities through posters

PROJECT

We started "kar ke seekho" project in partnership with Education Above All and Mantra4Change to promote experiential learning among children through activities that are easy to do, stimulate multiple intelligence and build empathy.

  • 12 projects for 12 weeks with 5000 children

  • Activity based learning to understand different topics
  • Creative exercises, and critical analysis of project activities
  • Engaging parents in home work
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Sparked curiosity, creativity and learning about themes most relevant to their present context

impact

Made their own ABC book

impact

Learnt about COVID and necessary precautions

impact

Built an understanding of price and shops nearby

impact

Sensitized about their multiple identities

impact

Understood their body and emotions

impact

Avoiding plastics and creating paperbags

MOBILIZED PARENTS AND PROVIDED SUPPORT

  • Parents increased involvement in children's studies emerged as key strength.

  • This encouraged us to explore multiple modalities of engaging with parents.

  • Along with other strategies of face-face engagement, we organized virtual sessions with parents.

  • Parents discussed about their observations of their children and how they can support in helping them learn better during COVID. The on-line sessions are creating new parent-ambassadors and champions of quality education

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