House walls transformed into blackboards for kids in Jharkhand village

As schools are closed due to coronavirus pandemic since March, government school teachers in Dumka’s Dumarthar village have found a new way to impart education to students who do not have access to smartphones.

They created blackboards on the walls of students’ houses to teach them while maintaining social distancing in the view of coronavirus.

“Education has been impacted due to COVID-19. Students here do not have smartphones. We started ‘shiksha aapke dwaar’ (education at your doorstep) to provide education to children while maintaining social distancing. More than 100 blackboards have been created on walls to teach students at their houses,” a teacher told news agency ANI.

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Speaking about her experience, Parvati, a student of class 6 said, “Our schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so we study in our village itself. Our teachers explain to us the concepts that we do not understand and clear our doubts.”

Schools and educational institutions in the country are closed in the country since March. However, in the Unlock 5 guidelines, the Ministry of Home Affairs has allowed schools to reopen.

As per the guidelines, schools and coaching institutions can open in a graded manner after October 15. However, the decision on whether to reopen educational institutions with States and Union Territories (UTs).

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