RTE: The forgotten slice in the education cake

Although most schools in Bengaluru have stopped admitting children in the Right to Education (RTE) quota, the children who remain in schools under this quota struggle. Bengaluru: RTE quota children in Bengaluru’s private schools struggle to learn, adapt and face several other problems. These have only worsened after school closures during the pandemic. Parents are […]

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From field to screen but no gain

Online school sports classes are not as effective as pre-pandemic offline sports classes. Online school sports classes during the pandemic have become stressful and ineffective, according to parents, students and coaches in Bengaluru. “The main problem with the concept of online sports classes is that it is unsupervised—I worry for her safety because I am […]

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Mental healthcare will burn a hole in your pocket

With high expenses, several parents in Bengaluru shy away from mental healthcare sessions amid the pandemic. Bengaluru: High consultancy fees amidst the pandemic have made mental health counselling options inaccessible for several parents and children in Bengaluru. Archana, a mother of two, approached several psychologists for her son at the beginning of 2021. At least […]

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“Over 90% children don’t get mental healthcare”: study

Studies show over 90 percent of children and adolescents in India suffering from mental disorders do not receive treatment. Mumbai: Around 90 percent of children and adolescents in India with a mental health disorder are currently not receiving any treatment. Child and Adolescent Mental Health is the fundamental right of children. In India, one-third of […]

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