The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown caused our daily lives to come to a standstill. But even amidst this, our JAAGO students didn’t stop learning and getting an education. With a fine combination of the best teachers, technology & contents, JAAGO Foundation is focused to provide the best learning experience for each and every student. With their teachers’ help, now our children are continuing their studies from their respective homes. Recently we have completed their assessment and distributed the report cards, maintaining social distancing, to their parents. Time slots were allocated in a way where not more than 1 teacher and 5 parents were allowed at a time. Our Digital teaches were also connected throughout the whole time.
To make a difference in the lives of these underprivileged ones, since the lockdown started, JAAGO came up with an innovative approach to providing education to our students. Apart from the Digital Education system, through the “Tel-Ed” initiative, JAAGO is now operating classes over the voice messaging service and short messaging service. The aim of the initiative is to maintain each student’s link with formal schooling and reduce the rate of student dropouts. We hope this will ensure that once things get back to normal, students returning to the classroom will not be overburdened with the process of having to familiarise themselves with the curriculum and the learning process all over again. Currently, as students are studying through the phone, there is no way of checking their Homework during the whole TEL-ED project. So Parents were requested to bring the Homework copies of students with them. They were requested to come with some additional time as teachers would be checking those Homework copies. Teachers talked to the concerning parents to extend their cooperation for improving the attendance and result of the student.
Along with the parents, our sponsored parents are also getting report cards of their sponsored children. We want to pay our earnest gratitude to them and everyone else because it is the constant love & support of everyone which enabled our students to continue their education amid this pandemic. We are optimistic that we will overcome this situation together. The contribution and support of our great sponsors, donors, and wellwishers to JAAGO are helping us educate our children & shape a poverty-free nation with equal rights for all. And thus, we can move forward with our goal of making this world a better place to live.
JAAGO Foundation is a non-profit organization with a vision to eliminate poverty through education. Today, JAAGO Foundation supports the education of 3500 children across its 11 branches all over Bangladesh. We all know, to eliminate poverty and illiteracy forever from this country, there can be no alternative other than education. Over 31 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, with a good chunk of this percentage living in the village. Their status and the distance they are from our teachers should not deny them the right to a good future. Digital schooling has helped us outreach a hand to children all over Bangladesh, and it will continue to help JAAGO give children the tools to unlock their potential and chase their dreams.