The loss of livelihood and sources of income has led to struggle for essentials like Ration, Medicines and basic health care, due to which, education has taken an even further back-seat.
I and three other Teach for India Fellows are teaching to 94 determined girls of grade 8th and 9th from a community in Jahangirpuri, at Rani Chenamma Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Jahangirpuri D Block, Delhi.
Due to the pandemic the schools have been closed for more than 8 months now. 64 students out of these 94 do not have access to devices or data pack which has impacted their learning but the impact is not only limited to the learning; a sudden standstill in the lives of these kids for whom school was also a place to express themselves has left them stranded and struggling with anxiety and stress. The community of Jahangirpuri has the highest juvenile crime rate in Delhi. That is why, imparting education to the kids residing in this community becomes even more important.
Apart from struggles with gaining education, the students are also facing issues with access to ration, medicines, and basic healthcare amenities.
ACTION STEPS TAKEN TILL DATE
- Devices for access to daily classes have been provided to 6 students
- Virtual Well being spaces for students to express themselves openly, and share their thoughts and feelings with their friends have been created
- Virtual Classes through Zoom and providing asynchronous packets for learning
- Weekly sessions for Socio-Emotional Learning of students are being held
- Dance classes, art therapy classes for access and exposure are being held at regular interval.
We aim to bridge this divide at our schools’ level by helping the students get access to physical and emotional well-being, devices and internet for classes, enabling them to attend the virtual classrooms until school reopens for them.
Please contribute to our Milaap campaign, currently aimed at providing essentials like ration, medicines, data access for these 64 students.
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