A school in Maharashtra’s Solapur city has found a new way of imparting education to students who are unable to afford smartphones for online classes. The school painted walls of houses in the vicinity of schools with lessons from textbooks.
Over 300 outer walls of various houses in Nilamnagar area of Solapur have been painted with simplified lessons from textbooks of various subjects of Classes 1 to 10.
Nearly 1,700 students from nearby areas study in the primary school and its secondary section Shri Dharmanna Sadul Prashala. Many students come from poor families as their parents are labourers, mostly working in textile units of the district are studying in the govt school.
The lessons painted on the walls include introduction to letters, numbers, word and sentence formation, grammar, mathematical formulas, general knowledge and lessons from various other subjects. The school is also conducting online classes for students who have smartphonesor other gadgets at home.
Nearly 1,700 students, mostly from Nilamnagar, are enrolled in the primary and secondary sections of the school. The lessons painted on the walls are not only benefitting them, but also students from two to three other schools located nearby.