By Digital Empowerment Foundation
Published on: Nov 18, 2022
Although we are aware that the education sector has been affected immensely during the pandemic, it is rare to find it prioritised under relief programs. This is an example of such initiative which is also a reminder of what needs to be looked at far more seriously at the moment.
While the rest of the world is busy in getting back to normalcy and resuming work with the pre pandemic pace, the education field still struggles to fill the huge gap and stress that has been created. The mental and physical constraints during the pandemic have affected the health of young children creating stress along with the gaps in learning and development. This cannot go unaddressed unless the society braces to accommodate long term implications of sustained mental stress among the young children.
Digital Empowerment Foundation has prioritised this as a relief measure. DEF has actively been involved in the Covid relief programs and is currently implementing the third phase of Covid Digital Emergency Relief Program (3.0). Under this, a new digital literary batch was started with 25 students of Madrasa Ishaatul-Uloom in Ghazipur city district of Uttar Pradesh. This is an effort to emphasise on digital education along with the religious education that the Madrasas facilitate, hoping to see better flexibility in the learning.