Underpinning the very objective of its project, “Education for all”, Prayas Nepal, through its incessant support, has assisted students, particularly those appearing for SEE examinations, in their lesson and learning. In rural areas, there are certain issues that are holding schools back from achieving both equity and equality in education that all students deserve. Moreover, several cases of students taking their own life out of despair were reported: the major reason being very limited to no access to proper services for education support. Another severe problem was high student dropout rate since frequent lockdowns and closure of schools had hampered student’s studies. Considering the potential issues, virtual learning, through “Education for All” was initiated on 2074 B.S. (2017 A.D.). to mark the correct use of technology within learning as an agent for empowering learning as well as to address educational inequities.
To address the issues of digital divide in rural areas, the facilitation of online classes through “Education for All’’ for the students of 7 different schools; namely: Shree Sindhupurana Secondary School, Sindupalchowk, Shree Setidevi Secondary School, Ramechhap, Shree Sunkhani Secondary School, Dhading, Shree Kewalpur Harihar Bhojkumari Secondary School, Dhading, Shree Bhimsensthan Secondary School, Okhaldhunga, Shree Sarada Secondary School, Shree Janajagaran Secondary School, Shree Saraswati Secondary School, Kavre, Shree Prakash Secondary School, Dhading.
Having known the positive outcomes of the virtual classes, online classes were also provided for the students of grade 8 and 9 in all the three schools from the year 2076 B.S. (2019 A.D.). The students were provided lessons by a group of experienced tutors for the respective subjects through a hub via live broadcast. The organization not only bore the responsibility of providing virtual classes but also managed Internet and other technicalities.