CBM in association with Montfort Centre for Education and district authorities of West Garo Hills District, Meghalaya India established Project E-JigyAsa at 3 Government schools in the area. The Project was launched through an e-inaugural on 24th September,2020 in the presence of Shri Ram Singh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills, Tura, Smt. C. J. Sangma, District School Education Officer, West Garo Hills, Tura, Tibor van Staveren, CBM Director Programme Delivery Asia & Americas, CBM Dr. Sara Varughese, Country Director & Managing Trustee, Siân Tesni, CBM Global Advisor for Education · Community Based Inclusive Development Initiative and Dr. MNG Mani, CBM Education Advisor.
Due to the pandemic, billions of students in India have been affected especially the ones residing in rural parts of the country as they lacked the basic infrastructure to continue their education through the e-model. To address these issues, this project aims to create a learning environment where children can maintain physical distance from each other, wear masks, have sanitized hands, and continue learning in a safe space. CBM through their support has provided the schools with smart TVs, TV accessories, Inverters for power back up and cupboards. The teachers of the schools will be using the infrastructure to develop videos, audios, and access readymade materials from You-tube and other online platforms ensure education for all children including children with disabilities. A rare feature of the project is that all children of the village can attend these classes even if they are not enrolled in a particular school.