“Karona, Thodi Masti, Thodi Padhai”: FUN AND LEARN with External Partnerships

When the country was being cocooned into its first lockdown, everyone soon realized the massive impact such a shutdown would have on the learning of children. Schools and colleges were shut, learning institutes were closed, and while initially, the children enjoyed the long sleepy hours and ‘padhai-less’ days, the dreariness of nothing to do soon caught up with them. It is no secret that, while a break from school and work feels refreshing at first, a prolonged disturbance in daily schedule can be mentally and physically taxing. With no attendance to maintain, no workplace to go to, and no evening gatherings to attend, maintaining continuity in daily activities became challenging, sometimes even leading to extreme idleness and sense of despair.