Educating J&K: Project Parwaaz

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Environment Setup

  1. Volunteers on-boarding: In the lockdown when social media scrolling on the surge, we call out for volunteers across India. Surprisingly, the response was much higher than expected. From less than 10 (pre-lockdown number) to 200+ (still coming up) requests, we’ve got during the lockdown. That’s the power of social media.
  2. Students on-boarding: Student’s self engagement was a vital factor in the success of this project (as this is remote teaching). As we hear from volunteer stories, we’ve got a big plus on this factor. But in the lockdown, onboarding new students is a major challenge though. As our team is constantly working on networking with local people with the help of volunteers.
  3. Resource Arrangement: Aligning the educator and student on study material (either NCERT or J&K State board). Currently, volunteers using e-copy of books as reference for teaching. Some challenges are still there in Resource availability like there are some students who don’t have books still willing to learn (vital factor :D), but kudos to volunteers who pulled this off with creativity, and unique methods of their teaching. As lockdown eases, we’re also in the planning of providing books to those students.

Community Growth

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NLP Engineer @LexisNexis India || www.impyadav.com

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NLP Engineer @LexisNexis India || www.impyadav.com

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