KEEPING STUDENTS LEARNING
CSN created a series of learning packs for students – booklets with learning activities and games which students can use at home with minimal support. They are cheap to produce and easy to distribute.
They have proved so popular that they have been made freely available to other education organizations, and local government, across Nepal. So far they distributed to around 13,000 students in 12 municipalities.
Online learning is often presented as a simple solution at times like these. It is not. There are practical and educational challenges, but the CSN team has found ways to overcome them.
At the peak of lockdown, when students could not even come to school to collect learning packs, CSN teachers gave students assignments by phone and later collected and marked them.
When possible, CSN staff have also managed face-to-face classes, with small numbers of students and strict safety measures in place.