Unbelievable! Teachers swim in flood-hit school to save documents

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Teachers swim in flood-hit school building to save student records

Teachers at Kuttamangalam SNDP Higher Secondary School at Alappuzha, Kerala, showed amazing courage when they decided to swim in their flood-hit school building just to ensure safety of school records.

Over 40 SSLC books, service books of teachers, attendance register and other registers were kept at a shelf which may have collapsed due to the rising waters. In order to safeguard them, five teachers including the headmaster decided to undertake this mission.

Source: Mathrubhumi


‘World of Wheels’ to spread computer literacy among schoolchildren

A bus equipped with 20 computers and an internet was recently flagged off by Madhya Pradesh education minister Kunwar Vijay Shah recently. The bus, called ‘World on wheels,’ is worth Rs 1 crore, and would be used as a mobile computer lab. It would visit schools in different villages to help schoolchildren learn computers.

People would also be able to update their Aadhar cards here. The bus has a large screen for video conferencing where villagers can learn about health, agriculture, development and online bank transactions. It is also fitted with solar panels to ensure continuous supply of electricity to the computers.

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Hyderabad, has provided 40 such buses to State Open School Education (SOSE). The aim of the project is to create awareness about digital literacy among people, esp., schoolchildren.

Source: The Times of India

 


Ex-students and English language save school from closure 

From two to 62 students! This was possible because the Government Higher Primary School, Bada in Byndoor, Udupi, decided to introduce English in its curriculum.

The Kannada medium school, though 95-years-old, was on the verge of closure due to lack of students. Seeing its dismal state, some of the school’s ex-students decided to do something about it. They began by forming an association. One of the steps taken by the association was to introduce two English subjects (English grammar and general knowledge/ moral science) and contributing two teachers. In just a year, the school managed to enroll 24 students.

While introducing English did boost the school’s prospects, the association is also working on improving other facilities. For example, it has installed a water purifier and a tempo to ferry students.

Source: The Times of India

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