GUWAHATI: The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the education of children, with no schools running and classes shifted to the online mode. Children in the rural areas with poor Internet connectivity have suffered the most as online class is a distant dream for them.
Understanding their concern, the Spear Corps of Army has undertaken a unique initiative to conduct coaching classes for students from Class IX to XII under 'Operation Sadbhavna' in Miao and Kharsang villages of Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh. The aim of this proposal is to ensure that an important academic year of the senior children from these remote areas is not wasted due to the pandemic, mitigate the anxiety of their parents and thus prevent dropouts.
Solemn opening ceremonies were conducted at Miao and Kharsang. The occasions were attended by the Village Samiti president, the Principal of Government Higher Secondary School at Kharsang and also the teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Miao on Friday.
The coaching classes are being conducted free of cost. It will continue till January 2021.
Around 70 students have registered themselves so far and are exploiting the facility at two centres, namely the Government School, Kharsang and KV School, Miao. A total of four teachers at each location have been hired for conducting the classes for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The students are being motivated to draw the maximum benefits from these coaching classes to cover up their syllabi.
All COVID protocols are being strictly adhered to during the classes and the necessary arrangements have been made to ensure safety. The initiative has evoked very positive response from locals of Miao and Kharsang. Appreciating the efforts, they expressed their gratitude towards the Spear Corps for addressing their concerns in the times of COVID-19, stated a release.
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