“Hello! My name is Sahas and I am studying in Class 6. My sister’s name is Samanvi and she’s studying in Class 1. Because of Covid 19 pandemic, we are staying at home for the last one and a half years.
Right now, we are doing homeschooling. My aunt, who’s a doctor teaches me half of the syllabus which will be taught to us in school at home itself. I also have my parents to help me out.
In India, there is certainly no awareness regarding homeschooling. Well, it’s an advantage for me personally doing homeschooling. I do homework and ask my friends for the notes and syllabus. However, I will be writing the exams by end of the year in school. In homeschooling, I am the only student in the class and I could study much better. So I took the official permission from my school (The Creek School). I meet my friends once every couple of days to play but now because of the Covid situation, we are restricting ourselves mostly to home.
Samanvi and I do fight but in the end, we come along with each other. I want to help her out within my possibility. I am close to both my parents. They are more like friends to us. They always encourage us and when it comes to academics, they don’t force us to get good grades or marks. They always want us to learn the subject conceptually. They also encourage us to provide life skills. Earlier, we used to go out for field trips once a month, but ever since Covid struck, we aren’t going much out of the city. We are following all the Covid precautions.
Right now, all the educational institutions are functioning by conducting physical classes but I feel they should continue to do online school for some more time and provide skill-based education for the children. I believe a comprehensive learning methodology will provide for the overall development of the students, however, offline classes are also good too as children will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and also play together outdoors.”