Despite the closure of primary and secondary schools due to Kovid-19 in Maharashtra, a teacher of Zilla Parishad School in a remote village of Jalna district, through online studies, ensured that there was no obstruction in the education of their students.
Online learning has become the need of the hour since the lockdown was implemented due to Corona virus in March 2020, due to which schools and teachers have to use various technologies to reach the students. In a colony of Dahifal of Paharur tehsil, a teacher in a government-run school, Pentu Maisonwad, faced the challenge of providing the necessary equipment and internet to his students.
Maisonwad (38) said, “It was very difficult for us to buy and operate the equipment because there is a network problem in the village. It was also difficult to buy an ordinary phone away from the parent’s tablet. I explained to parents and local residents that time cannot be wasted and there should be no hindrance in studies. ”
Maisonwad said that thanks to the contribution of the local people. All 27 children in primary school (class one to four) now have tablets. Three dongles have been installed to provide internet facility to children. Classes of various subjects are being taken through apps like Google Meet and WhatsApp.
Maisonwad, with the help of his colleague SU Gaikwad, has organized “nukud” classes and is teaching children in the premises of a temple in the village. Various officials including District Education Training Institute Principal Dr. Rajendra Kamble, Block Education Officer Dr. Prakash Manet visited the village and appreciated the efforts made by the teacher. Dr. Mante said, “Earlier, Maisonwad used to work in Zilla Parishad school in Jaipur village of Mantha tehsil and there he used new methods of education.”