Pune, August 25
With many poor college students being unable to afford smartphones for on-line lessons amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a college in Maharashtra’s Solapur metropolis has discovered a brand new means of imparting training by portray partitions of homes within the neighborhood with classes from textbooks.
Around 300 outer partitions of assorted homes in Nilamnagar space of Solapur have been painted with simplified classes from textbooks of assorted topics of Classes 1 to 10.
This makes it handy for college kids to go and stand in entrance of a specific wall to revise the teachings whereas following the social distancing pointers, Ram Gaikwad, a trainer from the Asha Marathi Vidyalaya main college in Nilamnagar of Solapur advised PTI.
Nearly 1,700 college students from close by areas examine within the main 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, principally working in textile items 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 situated close to the academic 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 embrace introduction to letters, numbers, phrase and sentence formation, grammar, mathematical formulation, basic data and classes from numerous different topics, he mentioned.
The college can also be conducting on-line lessons for college kids who’ve smartphonesor different devices at house, Gaikwad added.
Asha Marathi Vidyalaya’s Principal Tasleem Pathan mentioned almost 1,700 college students, principally from Nilamnagar, are enrolled within the main and secondary sections of the college.
The classes painted on the partitions are usually not solely benefitting them, but in addition college students from two to 3 different faculties situated 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 training.
“But, the teachings painted on the partitions of homes in our space are turning out to be helpful for college kids.
Students comply with the social distancing norms and put on masks whereas standing in entrance of those partitions to review,” he mentioned.
Surekha Kore, a dad or mum of one other pupil, mentioned as their household earnings has dipped because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown, it’s troublesome for them to afford a smartphone for on-line training.
“These lessons painted on the walls in our area are turning out to be quite useful for our children,” she mentioned.