In a first-of-its-kind initiative, non-profit organisation Cross the Hurdles has launched online courses to eliminate, or at least reduce, the disparity in access to quality education for children with severe and multiple disabilities.

Under this programme, a student would be able to receive lessons in the comfort of his/her home from a specialised online virtual classroom.

All a student would require is a computer with high-speed internet connection, a microphone and a headset to participate in the sessions with teachers for customised lessons.

Taking upon the responsibility to share knowledge and learning with the less privileged section of the society, the group has launched an online platform to impart education in six subjects — English, mathematics, science, Hindi, Sanskrit and social studies.

Students with disabilities could join the classes.

Abha Khetarpal, president of the NGO said, “Those who are not attending any school at present would be imparted basic knowledge about various subjects.  Those who have joined some institution could avail of extra coaching right at their home”.

According to Khetarpal, the new programme could be very useful for those with severe disabilities who were not able to attend regular school.

Source: Times of India