Jammu, September 21: To sensitize Principals/ Headmasters and staff members about the various guidelines and processes related to reopening of schools, the Directorate of School Education Jammu in collaboration with Bharti Foundation organized a webinar, here.
Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta was the chief guest at the online event which was followed by over 25 thousand people live and subsequently by thousands more on various social media platforms.
While addressing the participants, Anuradha Gupta pointed out that organizing a webinar at this time has its own significance when the schools are partially reopening on the 21st of September, 2020, and that too in those areas which do not fall in containment zones. She told the participants that this reopening is only for 9th to 12th class students and that too on a voluntary basis. She asked the Heads of Schools to come up with a personalized plan about the level of achievement of students and their personalized needs. She also asked them to prepare a plan of action about the blending of online and offline education of students so that a collaborative effort can be made to minimize their study loss and maximize their learning. All SOPS issued need to be followed in the schools.
She appreciated the collaboration and efforts of the Bharti Foundation for extending their services whenever they are required.
Binu Nair, Chief of Program Operations Bharti Foundation, and Sandhya Tandon, Head of Quality Bharti Foundation conducted sessions on the Reopening of Schools.
She gave the formula of three Ps—Preparation, Prevention, and Participation and asked the HOIs to categorize every activity to be conducted in schools under these three categories.
Resource person, Sandhya Tandon discussed the preparation for reopening of schools, school days and class structure, school operations, stakeholders’ roles, and responsibilities, and school administration governance and finances.
Queries raised by participants were also addressed by the resource persons as well as by the Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta herself.
Romesh Sharma, Incharge Counselling Cell DSEJ moderated the webinar while Anil Bhat, Project Head Bharti Foundation J& K presented the formal vote of thanks. Technical support for the webinar was provided by Team Bharti Foundation and Sohail Wani (DSEJ).