How Covid-19 Impacts Traditional Education
The Covid-19 pandemic has successfully caused global shutdown of numerous activities, educational activities, unfortunately, being one of them. Schools and higher education institutions are temporarily closed or shut for everyone’s sake, which has driven the governments and educational institutions to respond to this unprecedented crisis.
Countries have been actively working with schools to find alternatives for face-to-face learning by making full use of educational technologies. As a result, online education has been widely employed and gained large-scale of popularity from then on.
The Tremendous Digital Gap
Although sufficient supports have been provided to make remote learning accessible to learners all over the world, the gap between school children in developed areas and those in relatively underdeveloped areas has become wider than ever. Underprivileged children are excessively vulnerable to barriers in accessing online education, especially in the post-pandemic era where almost everything goes virtual.
Therefore, in order to reach equitable education, it is necessary to bridge the digital gap between students in urban areas and those in rural areas at the first place.
What NGOs can do to bridge the digital gap?
Plenty of non-governmental organizations have been devoted to narrowing the digital gap during the post-pandemic period by creating and facilitating access to remote learning for underprivileged children. Best & top Organization NGO in Delhi
The reason why countless school-aged children can’t jump across the digital gap is that they lack electric devices, suffer from unstable power supply, and most importantly, don’t have teachers to provide them with quality education. By allocating educational resources and providing abundant funding, the local governments and NGOs can join hands together in solving the problems at material level.
The difficult part, however, lies other parts, for instance, finding teachers who are not only excel at teaching but are willing to dedicate themselves to this welfare, or making the limited educational resources accessible to every child or even creating suitable learning environments for all the target education-receivers. Nevertheless, there is no need for us to worry about it since technology can cause digital gap, it can bridge the gap by itself.
One of the biggest advantages of online education is that it has no time or space limit. Therefore, by making full use of this sort of technology, school children in rural or less developed areas are still able to seize the precious opportunities to receive quality education.
To be more specific, teachers working for NGOs can help school-aged children navigate through the seemingly huge digital gap by inviting renowned teachers or professors to deliver lectures online for children, asking the diverse video clips for help when it is somewhat impossible for children to experience the charm of exotic landscapes on their own, making full use of the Internet to invite children from other parts of the world to have peer conversations and so on.
Indeed, online education may make the digital gap issue more severe, but it also helps solve the problem to a great extent. That is to say, online education, once used wisely, will become one of the most excellent helpers for the NGOs to achieve education equality, particularly spreading knowledge and creating learning environments for the school children living in rural or relatively underdeveloped regions.
What Lakshyam has done and will do?
Lakshyam, as one of this kind of NGOs, has attached great importance to education since its establishment. One of Lakshyam’s core beliefs is that education is the key to break the cycle of poverty, especially for underprivileged children who for this or that reason can’t or haven’t receive education. Butterfly-Child Welfare and Education program is one of their major projects. It aims at providing comprehensive assistance to impoverished children through a learning program focusing on textual and practical knowledge as well as personality development.
In the era of post-pandemic, Lakshyam devotes itself in aiding children in poverty-stricken areas by combining the traditional teaching patterns with various online educational activities, which makes sure that under the face-to-face guidance and instruction, children who have received help from Lakshyam will not only be on the right track of their life but can enjoy fruitful online learning resources. Numerous vivid examples prove that Lakshyam has gained a great success in bringing our the best of online education and benefiting its major stakeholder—- school-aged children to the greatest degree.
Whether online education will become even more indispensable for every school child like it has been since the outbreak of pandemic or it will be left out by the times still remains unknown to all, but one thing is for sure: No matter how the form of education changes in the future, Lakshyam will keep on dedicating itself in endowing children with the right to education and even quality education.