A Shadhika Scholar Studying at Home
India has become the second largest Covid-19 affected country, where the cases are over 5.5 million and death numbers are more than 80,000. This whole pandemic is getting worse every day and everyone is facing a lot of challenges in this situation; like losing their job, depression, domestic violence, lacking a daily healthy meal and the changing education system to online classes.
However, we need to be more careful and take precaution as much as we can. No one knows when it will end and how life will be going but we need to accept this new normal life and go ahead bravely and carefully.
This new normal life isn’t easy for any student whether they’re in college or new to college. If they are 2nd or 3rd year students in degree college, they are struggling to pay fees, connecting and learning virtually because it never happened before in Indian education system, never included online classes and now adapting to this virtual class is difficult. Students who just cleared their 12th grade this year and want to enrol in degree college are finding many difficulties because of a delay in results for 12th grade and admission into college is based online, Indian students aren’t too familiar with that. They are missing proper guidance for selecting subjects and college from their school, they are facing financial condition because everyone is at home and they’re jobless. They are trying to get admission into any college in this time and want to fulfil this year with their hopes and dreams - they are scared of losing this year.
Young women are now facing a lot, they need to manage their time for everything like household chores, online lectures, self-studies and many more things. Being a girl in society is difficult. Parents are always trying to stop them from using a mobile phone (which is used for online classes), in this situation they always keep taunting girls about studying at home. Taking time to get involved in online lectures is challenging with many scholars because they do not have a big house, just one room where they are cooking, cleaning, sitting and studying. Sometimes they are not able to ask or to answer questions in their online lectures because family members are around. They do not have a quiet place and are hesitating because of parents. Even they are taking responsibility for their sibling’s studies as well, so in one family there might be only one mobile phone to access classes - their siblings are studying too, which is tough but they are giving their best.
Our scholars are self-motivated, they have their dream which is to work hard every moment and lead their life, negotiate often, manage their daily tasks and challenges and try to learn every day and every moment. NGO sites and their peers keep guiding them and trying to be more connected with them so they can feel much better and do well.
She knows who she is,
She knows the battle that she has to win,
She knows her strength very well,
She knows how to learn from her mistakes,
She knows how to stand when she falls down!