In the month of August, September and October rhymes, conversation, vocabulary etc were taught online as usual and quickly recapitulated when children attended physical classes at Education on Wheels. Teachers put emphasis on writing skills mainly in case of both preschool and primary class children. New topics were introduced through story-telling and by using teaching aids. Teachers use teaching aids in the bus as well as uploaded new topics by using handmade teaching aids.
For assessing their class standard ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) test was taken for all primary students on basic reading and math skills. It has been noted that CR students are on the higher plane than the national average.
Student attendance is almost 100% in the EOW classes. Maintaining all protocols, the classes are happening regularly from July end till date. We are amazed to note that children love to attend the classes even if it rains incessantly and their area remains waterlogged.
Physical classes have started for the senior students maintaining all Covid protocols. Dry ration distribution for the all the students is done every month. We are providing data recharges to the students for continuing their online classes.
Covid vaccination is being carriend out for all adults in 20 slums. For the people who are below 18 years of age, PCV, HPV and influenza vaccination is being carried out. Normal clinic operations are ongoing in all the 4 clinics.
Apart from these, health awareness sessions and ration distribution, hygiene kit distribution and medicine distributions are going on for all of the Calcutta Rescue registered patients. We have partened with Citi Bank for distributing dry ration to 50000 housholds by December, 2021.
Our handicrafts unit is providing skill training to poor women so that they can start their own entrepreneurship endeavours in their communities to make their both ends meet.