The lockdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to school closure across the country. While children are not physically attending school, many state government education departments have been proactive in developing technology solutions to engage children and teachers through online platforms. Moreover, they are using existing communication channels such as WhatsApp and SMS or radio/ television to share resources and engage with teachers and children.
In this context, many state governments are engaging with Pratham to design outreach leveraging:
a) Digital content from prathamopenschool.org and the Pradigi App
b) WhatsApp and SMS content for specific age and grades
c) Radio and IVR content