Rajasthan Teachers Travel on Camel To Students’ Houses

Amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, teachers in Rajasthan travel on camel back to teach students. Watch our latest video to learn more.

Amid the second wave of the novel coronavirus, schools are shut all across India. Online classes are the new way of teaching. However, there are lakhs of students who are not able to attend online classes, as they do not have mobile, laptops or internet. In a similar case, in Rajasthan's Barmer city students staying in remote villages in the desert do not have proper internet access for online classes. This is why teachers are traveling on camels to the homes of students in hot desert villages so the students' education does not suffer. Director of Rajasthan Education Department, Saurav Swami said,"Out of 75 lakh students, many do not have mobile phones. So the state government decided that teachers will go to their homes once a week for class 1-8, and twice a week for class 9-12" Principal of Government Higher Senior School, Bhimthal, Room Singh Jakhar said, "A few teachers are really working hard to ensure students get regular notes on time. A few of them are Muknaram Dhaka, Biharilal Dhaka and Birmaram Bana. We have selected 100 students to be reached. I salute and thank this team of teachers. This should be continued further.”