Since school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online learning has become the ‘new normal’. As essential as closing schools was, learning in the virtual space requires a lot of adjustment and acclimatization from teachers, students and parents. At Akanksha we put in place different strategies to make this transition less daunting. This article highlights […]
Project Shiksha- Working on bridging the digital divide & empowering low-income groups through 21st century skill development programs
Project Shiksha is a nonprofit working on bridging education gaps and providing 21st century skill development programs to children, women and youth from low income groups thereby increasing their avenues of employment, understand technology and preparing for the tech-driven future.
VACCINATION ACCEPTANCE, UPTAKE AND HESITANCY – COMMUNITY VOICES FROM URBAN MAHARASHTRA (MUMBAI & PUNE)
Since the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020, efforts across the globe have been focused on developing a vaccine to combat the spread of the disease. In India, vaccination was made available in mid-January this year and over the past months has been made available in a phase-wise manner to different sections of the population. […]
Compulsory checking of body temperature at public entry points has been a widely adopted measure in the efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Fever is a common early symptom of COVID-19, and the most frequent mode of transmission is close contact with infected individuals. Thus, temperature screening can identify possible cases of COVID-19 and protect […]
Water is an absolute necessity for human survival. However, access to water is becoming critical, particularly in parts of Asia. Some 54 percent of India faces extremely high-water stress. The crisis has become increasingly evident in recent years and informs all aspects of daily life including schooling. Government schools in India face multiple systemic and […]
Children all over the world are enduring disrupted routines during the lockdown triggered by COVID-19 and subsequent school closure. Underserved kids are especially faced with hardships and learning losses due to the economic and digital disparity. Samay (name changed) has also had it harder. The 13-year-old from Sagroli, Nanded in Maharashtra had a strictly routined […]
Community involvement is important to help develop a structured learning process both, within a formal setup like schools and institutions as well as in the outside environment. Researchers and educators have long agreed that when parents and the community gets involved in education, children try harder and achieve more at school (e.g., Epstein, 1995) resulting […]
When Anushya heard that her school would remain closed due to the ongoing pandemic, she wept uncontrollably. Her school, teachers, friends, and her precious books, meant the world to her. In a lockdown, all she held dear would be taken away from her. Anushya S, from Guttur, Tamil Nadu was 11 at the time. Her […]
Trilochan Netralaya is a non-profit charitable eye hospital which was established in Sambalpur, a part of western Odisha by Dr. Shiva Prasad Sahoo in 2008. Having been born in a low-income family Dr. Shiva struggled a lot to get into the medical profession. Given an opportunity to study in a Government of India funded […]
From Firozabad – by the children, of the children, to the adults More than 100 child reporters are changing the district of Firozabad with their words and actions.
From Firozabad – by the children, of the children, to the adults More than 100 child reporters are changing the district of Firozabad with their words and actions. *The names of the children are changed to protect their identities.