Bhadrak: Adani Foundation has launched ‘Home Based Learning Program’ to facilitate online education to the poor and under privileged children during this pandemic time.
As a direct response to the close down of schools and Anganwadis due to Covid crisis, Adani Foundation’s Project LEAP in collaboration with ThinkZone & MO School Abhiyaan, is using accessible technology to implement ‘home-based education programs’ for Anganbadi and primary school children aged 3-10 years. ‘voice call & SMS-based’ learning platforms are being used to reach out to parents so that they can engage children in activity-based learning content. The parents receive daily 1-2 minutes voice calls and SMS on their mobile phones regarding DIY (do-it-yourself) learning modules. Based on the age level and class of the child the content is scheduled. Access to the content is free of cost for the families.
The objectives of the ‘home-based’ education program under Project LEAP are to develop positive parent-child relationships and enable parents to work towards developing learning skills of kids from an early age. The content, in general, is focused on developing foundational skills of children and is geographic agnostic. As a result parents from any community can understand the content.
“The students directly enrolled in the Project LEAP across Dosinga and Karanajimal cluster of Dhamra area are not devoid of quality education during this crisis. So in the communities where we have a direct presence and where we have the demographic information of families of the enrolled students, we are implementing our push-based voice call learning program. For our push-based voice calling program parents receive daily learning modules. Through this initiative we will be reaching out 2291 children of 16 Anganwadis and 30 primary schools. “