Dharamshala: Amidst the Wuhan-originated COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown has been imposed all across India which has affected normal functioning of life. Schools are also closed during this time in accordance with the law, leaving students at risk of losing their valuable learning time as a result.
Realising this some educators in our community have begun providing online classes for students to keep them on track. Mr Dawa, a senior school- Maths Teacher at TCV Gopalpur who uploads learning material online said he does it so that his students do not suffer in their studies due to the lockdown and added, he was further motivated by the positive feedback he had received for this initiative on Facebook where the contents are posted regularly: https://www.facebook.com/bhu.dawa.52
TCV Ladakh school is leading other Tibetan schools on this front, the teachers are providing daily online lessons for senior school students to make up for the suspension of regular classes.
They are available on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfdfqZsYKUTYmzqKONMMJ0g
Munsel, based in the USA, is a collaborative initiative founded by 3 Tibetan-Americans- Delha, Ngodup and Norbu in 2017 to serve as a Tibetan language learning platform for Tibetans in the West, holding weekly 10 minutes lecture videos and 50 minutes live discussions with authentic native speakers as guides: https://www.facebook.com/TheMunsel/
The Department of Education, CTA has also prepared online learning resources for primary school children and has advised parents and guardians to keep their wards engaged in studies during this break.
With the available resources at their disposal, students now have the benefit of studying from home utilising these learning materials.