Kozhikode: The teachers as well as parents of KPE Higher Secondary School, that introduced virtual classes for the first time in the state for paraplegic children, enrolled in their register, hoping that the state government would include the project as part of their policy, so that hundreds of special children across the state can benefit from it.
The project, envisioned by the Block Resource Centre (BRC), Kunnummal, received the support of the Muslim Educational Trust, which came forward to fund the installation of a camera at the school to telecast it for a paraplegic student,
Ujay Krishna, at his home. “His father came forward with a laptop, so that he could access it at home. Whenever, there is an interruption in power supply or internet, there is no problem because the footage can be stored for as long as one month,” said BRC programme officer K.V. Vinodan.
He says that usually, teachers would be hesitant to allow shooting in their classes but here they were happy to allow it. “Once the government makes it a policy, it would be beneficial for more students, whose parents may not be able to take them to schools,” the official added. They are planning to inaugurate the virtual class project in January, and invited Education Minister C Raveendranath to do so.