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Hyderabad: Miracle Foundation India resolving education disruptions in remote areas

Hyderabad: Miracle Foundation India resolving education disruptions in remote areasMiracle Foundation India is making efforts to keep the children engaged in educational activities during lockdown
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Hyderabad: Considering the situation of covid-19 where a large percentage of students are going through disruption in their studies due to no access to wifi and phones.

Hyderabad: Considering the situation of covid-19 where a large percentage of students are going through disruption in their studies due to no access to wifi and phones. Miracle Foundation India, an international non-profit organization strategically planned to execute educational activities for children with existing resources in Telangana.

Miracle Foundation and CCI (child care institute) have teamed together to conduct brainstorming and education programs to cover the syllabus of children's education. Around 771 students are in CCIs and the rest have gone to their families as the country observing lockdown. It has 17 child care institutions in seven different states of India and children from vulnerable regions, orphans and who need support for education are being helped in Telangana by Miracle Foundation.

"With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown, Miracle Foundation India is making efforts to keep the children engaged in educational activities. They are being encouraged to read in the library of the CCI, classes are being conducted remotely by coaching teachers, and computer classes are being held online by the computer instructor through skype or zoom. Whereever possible, aptitude testing, career counseling, and Life Skills Education sessions are also continuing online. Additionally, children are also being encouraged to play more outdoor games and various corporate volunteers are conducting remote sessions on various topics," said one of the Youth Ambassador from Miracle Foundation lndia.

In several activities, social staff and graduate childrens are helping to educate kids (below 10th standard), whereas, one of the CCI is conducting coaching and spoken English class. These activities follow regularly across CCI institutes. Additionally, coaching teachers are in touch with the team to guide them on activities that could be conducted for the children and encourage coaching teachers to conduct Skype calls. Other classes like computer, revision, library and English have also been followed by staff as per the syllabus. The computer instructors attend a regular webinar on "teaching online" which was organised by NIIT Foundation to teach children in a better way.

"The unforeseen circumstances which resulted in the lockdown have come down harshly on everyone. Efforts have been directed to engage the children in a variety of activities. They are brushing up on their studies, playing outdoor games, reading in the library, attending career counselling sessions, among other things. Our corporate volunteers are also conducting activities which are of interest to the children remotely. The idea is to keep the children occupied in a fruitful manner," Nivedita DasGupta, India Country Head, Miracle Foundation India.

In this period of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, no person from outside is allowed inside the CCI and nobody from the CCI is allowed to step out. Hence, wherever feasible, we conduct the coaching classes, LSE sessions,aptitude testing and career counselling remotely for the children in the CCIs. As of now 771 children are in the CCIs and rest have gone to their families.

The organization has grown exponentially and has presence in 7 states (Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tripura) including Telangana. The organization has been honored with the highest possible rating by independent charity watchdog Guidestar, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Charity Aid Foundation and Darpan.

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