Expanding Learning Beyond classroom
The closures of schools have likely to widen the learning gap between children from lower-income and higher-income families. School closures in response to COVID-19 have shed light on various social & economic issues, including digital learning, food, insecurity, and homelessness. The impact is more severe for disadvantaged children and their families, causing interrupted learning, compromised nutrition, childcare problems, and consequent economic cost to families who could not work.
As per the rapid assessment done by ARCH in 100 schools where we are operational since past three year, it was realized that many students are not going to come back even after the school reopens. Students from 8th to 12th grade are more vulnerable to drop out due to their usefulness at home and work sites. ARCH has committed itself to support their education and ensure their safe return in the school after the school reopens and fully operational.