Lanjigarh (Odisha) : Vedanta Limited’s, flagship project “NandGhar” has rolled out e-learning modules for home-schooling through WhatsApp groups across villages of Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The e-learning modules consists of stories, games, rhymes, home based acvies, moral science lessons and more for children below six years of age.
In Odisha, a WhatsApp group was formed to connect parents of the children studying in 25 Nand Ghars of Kalahandi district for sharing the Arunima e-learning curriculum.
Till date, 50 families are connected through this initiative and are regularly supplied with the e-content so that parents can educate children by showingvideos. Vedanta has also initiated IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System) for the beneficiaries without having smart phones. Once developed, this will be shared with families which have feature phones. 374 families have been identified to avail this facility.
Speaking on the initiative, Vedanta Resources chairman Anil Agarwal said, “The spread of Covid-19 pandemic leading to closure of schools and colleges has affected billions of children and youth worldwide. The higher income families have access to technology and internet, however it is the lower income families that are bearing the brunt of the unprecedented pandemic. With the Anganwadi centres closed at this point, the need for uninterrupted education of children remains our priority. Thus, with an objective that no child is bereft of education, Nand Ghar has launched its e-learning modules through mobile phones reaching all Nand Ghar villages. This is a step on our part to bridge the gap and make sure that digital self-learning becomes an unlimited resource to all.”
At a juncture of a changing era, this initiative has proved to be a game changer. It has opened a window of possibility, where-in education is being made available and accessible to every child of around thousands of villages in India.
Complimenting Vedanta on this iniative, Anganwadi worker Sujata Dora of Golangbandh Nand Ghar said, “Amidst the pandemic, with curtailed classroom education, e-learning has come to the forefront across the world. I’m delighted that Vedanta Lanjigarh has developed the e-learning project for the children for self-study and help them in education through Nand Ghar. From creation of e-learning content to on ground delivery, Vedanta’s contribution in this initiative is highly appreciable.”
Sujata’s son is also availing the facility of e-learning being provided by Vedanta.