RESTORING CHILDHOOD AND MISSED SCHOOLING
The closure of schools during the pandemic has disproportionately affected the children in rural India. As digital learning is out of their reach, closure of schools has not only resulted in the loss of a space to learn but also deprived them an opportunity of joyful companionship.
During the pandemic, rural areas have had significantly lesser infection spread as compared to urban areas. The ‘social bubble’ in our villages offers the opportunity fora community-led education approach that can mitigate the impact on children with the closure of schools. Once the schools reopen, these spaces can also sustain as one of community-owned learning that continually engages and involves them in their children’s education.
In last 3 years well-known education NGOs have come together and partnered with the government to improve outcomes at primary level as a part of integrated village development initiative anchored by Transform Rural India. The effort has grounded an innovative community centered method to re-energise primary education through a multi-pronged approach that brings the community, parents, teachers and schools together across 1098 Villages in 17 sub-districts with 1164 schools.
The webinar will layout a community-led approach to reinvigorate schooling as well as restore childhood in the poorest villages. The webinar will also explore the opportunity of a new framework of neighbourhood resilience and engagement in the education
Date: 5th August, 2020 Wednesday
Time: 04.00 pm to 05:30 pm