400 Children With Cancer Across India Continue Education On Tablets

They are provided with tabs with in-built content and applications like Diksha, including Google Meet, Google classroom, Google drive, Zoom video conferencing App and MS office, with one year of internet connectivity.

India   |   24 Jan 2021 3:39 AM GMT
Writer : Rishab Shaju | Editor : Rakshitha R | Creatives : Rishab Shaju
400 Children With Cancer Across India Continue Education On Tablets

Image Credits: The New Indian Express

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to remain shut, many classrooms turned virtual. Lending a hand amid the stressful period, CanKids KidsCan, the National Society for Change for Childhood Cancer in India distributed tablets to around 400 children suffering from cancer across 17 hospitals in the country.

The society did this to help the children continue their education online.

Meena Abrol, Head of Education at CanKids said, "We are dedicated to educating young childhood cancer warriors to tackle any challenges coming their way with a positive attitude. For quite some time, the panel of experienced teachers at CanShala was brainstorming on many ways to create a link between kids and their classes so that their academic progress does not come to a halt because of COVID-19 induced lockdowns and other restrictions."

"We have provided tabs with in-built content and applications like Diksha, other state government educational apps and our own Non-Formal & Therapeutic Education Curriculum, including Google Meet, Google classroom, Google drive, Zoom video conferencing App and MS office, with one year of internet connectivity," she added, as reported by The New Indian Express.

Cankids Chairman Poonam Bagai also mentioned that the scholarship policy of the organization was revised in order to include the distribution of tablets. She also iterated how the universal push towards online education has provided the kids with cancer a great opportunity to be able to learn even during the time of their treatment.

Adding to her statement, she mentioned that from next year, efforts are going to be made to make sure that each and every child with cancer has access to a device so that their education isn't put a halt while undergoing treatment.

Gaurav Garg, a blood cancer survivor said that he lost four years of schooling because of cancer treatment. "I would have been in Class 10 this year, but am in Class 5. I don't want to miss even one day of school now," he said.

Also Read: Horrific! 40-Yr-Old Elephant Dies After Being Set On Fire In Tamil Nadu

Suggest a correction

    Help Us Correct

    To err is human, to help correct is humane
    Identified a factual or typographical error in this story? Kindly use this form to alert our editors
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Form Submitted Successfully
    Error in submitting form. Try again later

Contributors

Rishab Shaju

Rishab Shaju

(Remote Intern)

A passionate, confident, and energetic student, I am a workaholic with an interest in the field of Broadcast Journalism. I always make sure to meet my deadlines and can work well under pressure. Other than journalism, I am also interested in the field of Psychology and Literature. Timeliness and honesty are the two most important factors that define me. If not journalism, I would want to be a professor or a social worker.

Rakshitha R

Rakshitha R

Digital Editor

Rakshitha an engineer turned passionate journalist with an inclination for poetry, creative writing, movies, fiction, mountains and seclusion. Not a part of the social process but existential.

Rishab Shaju

Rishab Shaju

(Remote Intern)

A passionate, confident, and energetic student, I am a workaholic with an interest in the field of Broadcast Journalism. I always make sure to meet my deadlines and can work well under pressure. Other than journalism, I am also interested in the field of Psychology and Literature. Timeliness and honesty are the two most important factors that define me. If not journalism, I would want to be a professor or a social worker.

Next Story