Students from the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls, Yelahanka, Karnataka, have adapted to the new mode of education and embraced digital learning and online classes in these challenging times with a determination to succeed.
Similarly, the coordinator of AIM for Seva’s educational projects in Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, has embarked on an educational outreach programme for students from rural India.
School going children from rural India have been the hardest hit due to the ongoing pandemic. With educational institutions continuing to remain closed across Tamil Nadu and unlike urban children, many school going rural students don’t have access to smart phones, devices and other tablets. In many last mile areas, network connectivity also poses to be a big hindrance to continuing education.
Bearing this in mind, School Correspondent, Swamini Visvapriyananda Saraswati ji has conceived a new educational outreach programme, the Swami Dayananda Rural Education Centre. This initiative is set to support continuity in learning for rural children living in 10 villages around the Swami Dayananda Vidyasramam Nursery & Primary School, Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu.
Under this programme, children from the nearby areas will be taught lessons two hours every day, six days a week. This will enable them to be in touch with their syllabus and portions. Once things normalise and schools reopen, the Swami Dayananda Rural Education Centre will continue to provide educational assistance in the form of evening tuition centres.
The first tuition centre (for students of Classes 1 to 8) was inaugurated on 26th November at Erudukuttahalli village in Tamil Nadu. Two teachers have signed up for teaching the students from this facility.