Pune, August 25
With many poor college students being unable to afford smartphones for on-line lessons amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a faculty in Maharashtra’s Solapur metropolis has discovered a brand new approach of imparting schooling by portray partitions of homes within the neighborhood with classes from textbooks.
Around 300 outer partitions of varied homes in Nilamnagar space of Solapur have been painted with simplified classes from textbooks of varied topics of Classes 1 to 10.
This makes it handy for college students to go and stand in entrance of a specific wall to revise the teachings whereas following the social distancing pointers, Ram Gaikwad, a instructor from the Asha Marathi Vidyalaya major college in Nilamnagar of Solapur advised PTI.
Nearly 1,700 college students from close by areas examine within the major college and its secondary part Shri Dharmanna Sadul Prashala.
Gaikwad mentioned these college students come from poor households as their dad and mom are labourers, largely working in textile models of the district.
“Online education is the new norm in the current COVID-19 situation for which smartphonewith good internet bandwidth is a must. But, the parents of majority of our students do not have smartphones or any other gadget, so online classes is a distant dream for them,” he mentioned.
Hence, the college got here up with the thought of portray partitions of the homes positioned close to the tutorial establishment with classes from textbooks, he mentioned.
“We painted contents from textbooks on the walls of houses in Nilamnagar by making them simpler, comprehensible and interesting. Students, as per their convenience, now go and stand in front of the walls following all the social distancing norms and revise the lessons,” Gaikwad mentioned.
The classes painted on the partitions embody introduction to letters, numbers, phrase and sentence formation, grammar, mathematical formulation, normal information and classes from numerous different topics, he mentioned.
The college can be conducting on-line lessons for college students who’ve smartphonesor different devices at residence, Gaikwad added.
Asha Marathi Vidyalaya’s Principal Tasleem Pathan mentioned almost 1,700 college students, largely from Nilamnagar, are enrolled within the major and secondary sections of the college.
The classes painted on the partitions will not be solely benefitting them, but additionally college students from two to a few different colleges positioned close by, she mentioned.
Nagesh Kallur, who works at a canteen within the metropolis and has enrolled his son on this college, mentioned he can not afford a smartphone for his kid’s on-line schooling.
“But, the teachings painted on the partitions of homes in our space are turning out to be helpful for college students.
Students comply with the social distancing norms and put on masks whereas standing in entrance of those partitions to check,” he mentioned.
Surekha Kore, a dad or mum of one other pupil, mentioned as their household earnings has dipped as a result of coronavirus-induced lockdown, it’s troublesome for them to afford a smartphone for on-line schooling.
“These lessons painted on the walls in our area are turning out to be quite useful for our children,” she mentioned.