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Education must go on!

Education Centers in victims' areas making sure the education doesn't stop, both brain and tummy get their fills

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Rent a community hall in impacted areas and set up an education center. 

This education center will have school kits containing certain educational kits, which kids can learn by doing and not reading. It will also consist of an assessment. Kids will have to visit the center on a weekly basis and collect this school kit. Additionally, they will have to submit the assessment for previous set of activities. Teachers will assess and further give their review comments on the same. Kids who do not manage to do assessment, will be given special attention to provide teaching. On a daily basis, these centers will distribute food to the kids at the center. By end of the week, an additional perk of food will be given to those who have completed assessments.

On a monthly basis, teachers will visit their locality and hold a summary class.

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

Bookish approach to learning

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I am deeply affected by how the pandemic has affected the under-privileged school kids. I also believe learning by doing is the greatest of them all. This proved to be the best opportunity to revisit our education system and induce lesser theory and be more practical.

What region are you located in?

  • Southern Asia

Where are you located?

India

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Thank you Shubha Narayanan for submitting your idea to the challenge. I appreciate your focus on under-resourced communities and ensuring that both nourishment and learning continue during this time. I agree that learning by doing can be very powerful. Have you prototyped what one of the learning kits or the assessment might look like? What types of projects might work well in the kits? And what types of assessments? It would also be interesting to map out or storyboard the student experience of being at the center, interacting with staff and other students, eating, receiving the kit, assessment, feedback, additional input, etc., and then share with a student, a parent, and/or a teacher for feedback. Thanks!