Students with no access to mobile phones attend online classes at the centre
Financially weak students from classes I to X can now attend online classes at a mobile phone library launched by the Mumbai civic body.
The Free Digital Online Mobile Education Library, launched by the Mumbai Municipal and Private Urdu Teachers Union, provides 10 smartphones and free WiFi facility to all enrolled students. More than 20 students are availing themselves of the service at present.
“Many students do not have mobile phones or there is only one mobile phone in the family. So, we initiated the idea of a free mobile library class,” the in-charge of the centre said.
Classes are held from 8am to 3pm and safety measures followed for COVID-19.
The Free Digital Online Mobile Education Library provides 10 smartphones and free wifi facility to all enrolled students.
Aisha Ahmed, a Class X student who lives in a chawl near JJ Hospital, is happy to be able to attend classes. “We have only one mobile phone at home,” she said.
A student of Class III, whose father works as a cleaner, has no internet connection at home and was unable to attend online classes till she joined the centre.
The online mobile library will expand to Bandra and Sakinaka areas soon.
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