Online education in government schools not only keeps children confronted in educational activities but also supports their parents.
A resident of a remote village in Mudabidri, Naveen Naika. who used a basic mobile phone for the past 14 years. He switched to a smartphone two days ago. The smartphone is used not just by his two children, but also by three other members who live in the same area.
He shared, There was never any interest in using a smartphone, but I had to buy it because my children’s online education was at stake. They study in class 7 and 2.
Now, Navina has learned to receive and do calls. But when he asked if he would learn more about smartphones, he replied he is not keen to learn more about smartphone use because it’s not beneficial to me.
Saramma, an inhabitant of Kupetti and mother of two had never tried a smartphone, but now she owns one and is learning to use it.
Thanks to online classes in the Covid-19 pandemic women like Saramma and scores of seniors in Dakshina Kannada who never used smartphones or the internet before are presently lagging towards digital literacy.
Vinoda, a resident of Belthangady taluk, is a relieved mother who bought her first smartphone a few months back. It has worked in this epidemic, where her children studying in classes 8 and 10 have continual education.
Vinoda, who spends her life bidding, said that she is capable of browsing the Internet and using social media. Smartphone usage has come as a savior many times. It has made many of her tasks a lot easier.
Many bought their first smartphones with their savings. There are many people who have mortgaged their valuable goods One of them is Shobha Pujari, an inhabitant of Puncher in Moodibidri. With the sacrifice, his two daughters – Tejaswini and Yashaswini are able to continue their education.
She said, her daughters are teaching her how to work. She makes sure that they are not used for any basis other than study.