‘Online Classes’, a term now familiar in every home with children in it around the world.
Scenes from how Indian children are coping with being taught online.
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IMAGE: A student makes notes as he attends an online class at his home after the Gujarat government ordered the closure of schools and colleges across the state, March 17, 2020. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters
IMAGE: A teacher takes an online class for her students at a school n Ahmedabad, March 17, 2020. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters
IMAGE: A teacher takes an online class for students at a school in Ahmedabad, March 17, 2020. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters
IMAGE: And it’s not just school and college. Fitness too has gone online. Anmol Gupta, a fitness trainer, rests as he leads an online fitness class from his home in New Delhi, April 14, 2020. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
IMAGE: But there are parts of India where online education hasn’t quite arrived yet.
A girl, who has missed online classes due to a lack of Internet facilities, sits on the ground in a circle drawn with chalk to maintain safe distance as she listens to pre-recorded lessons over loudspeakers in Dandwal village in Maharashtra, July 23, 2020. Photograph: Prashant Waydande/Reuters
IMAGE: This is how a schoolroom in this village looks like, with children sitting on socially distanced circular chalk marks. There are more children here who have missed their online classes due to a lack of Internet facilities. Dandwal village in Maharashtra, July 23, 2020. Photograph: Prashant Waydande/Reuters
IMAGE: Children have to walk a great distance to attend school in Dandwal village, July 23, 2020. Photograph: Prashant Waydande/Reuters
IMAGE: But it is not just in India’s villages that online education hasn’t been possible.
In India’s capital Delhi, under a flyover, Satyendra Pal, a college student, conducts an open-air class for children from a slum who don’t have access to the Internet and miss their online lessons, July 8, 2020. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
IMAGE; Children fold theit mats after attending Satyendra Pal’s open-air class.
“Padhega nahin India, toh badhega kaise India?” asks Pal.
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