But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and will give you a complete account of the system and expound the actual teachings of the great exploreContact Us
It is often said that 'Home is a child’s first school and parents are their first teachers.'
A positive and engaging environment encourages children to do and be better. They feel supported and develop several skills that cannot be taught through school or education.
Education is important for everybody, whether they are learning new facts, skills, or trades. Having the opportunity to learn always benefits the individual.
The little things are essential because they are a big part of our lives. Big events occur sporadically while the small ones happen from moment to moment.
In this age of new technologies, the smart learning education system is a boon for those who wish to make the best of resources.
In the 21st century, children live in a diverse and globalized community. They are forced to face all the odds of this competitive world.
To Indian parents, society matters more than their child. Their pride and value in the society is defined by their children’s actions rather than their own.
Like a tree, poverty has many roots. But among the many causes of global poverty, one that stands out is education.
The Covid-19 pandemic severely impacted the education system and led to deficits in educational learning for young children.
In Indian families, especially rural areas, girl children play the role of a second mother. They are expected to shoulder the responsibilities of household
Children celebrate every small milestone with a little happy dance. When a toddler learns to walk they get excited to explore,
Raising a child is difficult under any circumstances. As a single parent, the stakes are higher and all the responsibilities fall on one person.
Learning is an essential but complicated process that one pursues throughout their life. Like in any other field, changes are inevitable in the education sector as well.
Education is central to development and to the improvement of the lives of young people globally.
Parents always want the best for their children. In this process, many of them make decisions for their children without giving them a chance to explore their strengths and weaknesses.
Adolescence is a critical period of growth, marked by physical, mental, and emotional changes. This time is especially crucial for girls because important decisions regarding their lives are made.
Every child has big dreams about their future. Some want to be teachers or astronauts, while others want to be artists or performers.
Education always had persistent issues such as access, continuity, learning gaps, among other issues which exacerbate dropouts; the pandemic has added newer challenges and amplified a few others.
Every child has dreams about what they would like to do when they grow up. Sometimes, children’s dreams seem realistic
The Covid-19 pandemic impacted the Indian education system and led to deficits in learning for children. Rural areas faced a much harsher brunt as there was a lack of resources and digital facilities.
It is very common to hear the phrase “Parents would do anything for their children”. Devoted mothers and fathers want their kids to thrive — and for that they’ll do anything in their parental power
Today more girls than ever go to school. However, despite progress, women and girls continue to face multiple barriers based on gender and its intersections.
Being technologically sound and knowledgeable about computers is a must these days to get a job. Not only are existing jobs being redefined
There is no age for learning. From the moment we are born to the moment we die, we are continuously learning something new.
In rural areas, women are restricted from education much earlier in life and prevent their growth. Families worry about the cost of education and future expenses which include the fee paid
Every child has a big dream for their future. Some want to be astronauts or engineers while others want to be artists or performers. But many never get the chance to live their dreams.
As a single parent, providing for your child is hard work. It is no hidden fact that the income generated by such families is much lower.
Covid has impacted lives differently in the past two years. Everything changed drastically also affecting the education system which took the shape of online mode
When he was just two years old, Prakash Manjare witnessed the separation of his parents. He was raised under the care of his mother who toiled hard to support her son’s education. Prakash is a special child with a learning disability. He has difficulties in reading, writing, and understanding concepts, and needs extra care for education.
So, his mother began working as a domestic help in small scale enterprises and began saving money. In time, not only was she able to provide for Prakash’s education but she also saved money to afford a decent living space.
But, her happiness did not last long. The COVID-19 pandemic ate up her savings, leaving her with the bare minimum. She could no longer afford online education for Prakash, who is now in class 7.
However, the Bharat e-Shiksha's Community Digital Learning Centre model came to their family’s rescue. Through the program, Prakash has been able to get back to his academics and sail through a hybrid model of mentored-digital learning.
It's been more than 2 months since Prakash started visiting the centre, and continues to improvise on his learning daily.
Prakash and his mother extend their heartiest appreciation to the educator at Balaji Nagar DLC Ms Rashmi who gives special attention to Prakash for his holistic development.
In Indian families, especially rural areas, girl children play the role of a second mother. They are expected to shoulder the responsibilities of household chores such as looking after the sibling, fetching water, collecting wood, cleaning, cooking etc, and eventually discourage them from attending school.
Factors like poverty, gender bias, gender-based violence also act as barriers for a girl child's education.
Radhika Bhada, a resident of Pune, experienced these struggles firsthand. She faced gender-based discrimination while growing up and was not given equal opportunities as her male siblings.
During the pandemic when schools were made remote and classes happened virtually, Radhika had to drop out of school. The family was sharing one smartphone and the male children were given priority to use the device.
Despite all the hurdles, a ray of hope arrived when Radhika was enrolled into the Digital Learning Center (DLC) launched by BharatCares at Balaji Nagar, Pune. The center conducts virtual sessions on topics like menstrual health, the importance of self-esteem, awareness of underage drinking, bullying, mental health, nutrition, and career development and so on. Regular activities like book reading also impart life skills to the students.
Whenever Radhika walks into the center, she carries the burden and tiredness on her face, from doing chores. However, once she receives the tab to start her lessons, she automatically starts smiling.
Radhika believes that #Bharateshiksha and its Community DLC model is a blessing to girls like her as they can access inclusive education. At such a young age, she aspires to contribute to the promotion of girl education in her locality and beyond.
Children celebrate every small milestone with a little happy dance. When a toddler learns to walk they get excited to explore, when they learn the alphabets they want to speak more, or when they learn to read and write they want to study more.
Monika, a class 8 student at the Aurangabad Digital Literacy Centre (DLC) is doing her little happy dance because she has learnt how to use a laptop for the first time.
“I am very excited as using a digital device is something new and exciting for me,” says Monika.
She along with other students at the DLC attended small sessions to improve their digital literacy once a week. This was organized under the Bharat e-Shiksha Teach 20 program which aims to raise literacy levels in rural areas and impart functional knowledge to young people.
The sessions were guided by Mr Suraj and students were taught basic ICT tools. This included how to create folders, learning key functions, file conversions, using Microsoft Word and more.
Monika felt these sessions were an empowering tool for adolescents like her.
Today she confidently says, “I can operate a computer by myself and fill school-related forms without depending on others for help.”
Covid has impacted lives differently in the past two years. The entire education ecosystem also got severely disrupted. As we shifted to online mode of learning, many students from the underserved communities faced numerous challenges to continue their online education.
One such student is Sagar Verma who studies in class 10th and comes from a nuclear family. His father works as a water supplier and mother is a housewife. This child from a small village has a big dream of serving the nation by being a part of Indian army. He is determined to work hard and achieve his goals. Sagar goes to his school and also comes regularly at the Digital Learning Centre in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The phase of lockdown has been really tough for him since he was not able to study at home or take online classes. At that time DLC under Bharat-e-shiksha has helped him not only in pursuing his school education but also inspired him to perform well. He was not very much confident earlier and doesn't get to go out of the house much, but the centre has helped him open up and come out. “Due to my lack of confidence, I was very shy to step out of my house and talk to people but the DLC provided me a safe space with mentors where I learned to speak up and gained many skill sets”, said Sagar.
Meet Kajal, who is currently studying in 6th standard and has a dream to become a teacher. Her father is a driver and mother is a homemaker and the entire family has been one of the silent victims of the circumstances created by the pandemic. The shutting down of her school and a sudden shift to an online mode of learning pushed Kajal to drop out. In such a grave situation, the news of a Digital Learning Centre in her vicinity came as a blessing. Kajal’s life has changed drastically when she got an opportunity to come and join the Digital Learning Centre in Haryana started by BharatCares. The centre enabled her to continue her education and provided a hybrid model of learning for the holistic development of her career.
Eleven years old Om Shankar Kasbe, is a student of 5th standard. He joined the Digital Learning Center at Ramtekdi, Pune in February 2021. He stays with his mother who had lost her job during the COVID crisis. His father passed away in his early years. He has two younger siblings who are 6 and 10 years old. Due to certain financial constraints, it was getting very challenging for him to continue with his school education. However, these problems were resolved when he enrolled at the Digital Learning Centre, Ramtekdi, Pune. Learning through digital devices (tabs and monitors) enabled him to think and learn beyond the conventional methods. He says that at the centre he can learn at his own pace. Furthermore, it enabled him to think imaginatively. Om was provided the opportunity to thoroughly involve and actively participate in the learning sessions to better understand the concepts and theories. The hybrid model of learning further fuelled his imagination and expanded his mind to think creatively. Om loves to attend the classes regularly and aspires to become a software engineer one day.