Everything from text books to chatting with a teacher can be done online, so why not move school study halls to the web? A recent survey predicts that 2012-2013 school year will see the rise of online study halls by students who want to enhance their education with digital content and more online collaboration.
When the village heads of the Keezhamattaiyan village near Sholavandan asked the 90-odd students from six city colleges to remove their footwear before entering the village, they were surprised. Wearing footwear is banned in the village for all the castes, in respect of the village deity. Students participating in ‘Heritage 2012’, organised by the Tata – Dhan Academy, were exposed to many such local practices as part of the two-day programme which was inaugurated on Saturday.
She was like any other homemaker till she happened to see an advertisement that called for volunteers to assist visually challenged students. Ms Padmavathy Anand resigned the Central government job to take care of her two children.
But after a few years when the kids were able to manage their own, Padmavathy decided to do her bit to society and volunteered as a scribe and a reader for visually impaired students. “I joined Prerana Helpline Foundation that works for the visually challenged students. It has been eight years now and all the students have become my good friends.
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