Short video hardsells facilities at govt schools in Karnataka – Times of India

By | July 8, 2021

MYSURU: One of the challenges faced by government-run institutions in rural areas is reaching out to communities and ensuring that they get better facilities. In Devagalli, a remote village in Hunsur taluk, a teacher has created a short video to encourage parents to admit their kids there.

This school is known for its various innovative experiments, and the 2 min 37 second video clip is hard selling the same on social media.

Shashikala G R, assistant teacher of Govt Higher Primary School (Devagalli), has uploaded the video on YouTube to attract students. The video, complete with visuals, explains the facilities available at the school having classes I to VII.


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Shashikala said the video is aimed at creating awareness on the school’s facilities among people in rural areas. “At present, 60 students are studying here, and we expect 15-20 fresh admissions,” she said.

Besides the video, a dedicated blog has also been created to spread the word.

According to Shashikala, their students were engaged in various activities through online platforms even during the two lockdowns.

Hunsur block education officer (BEO) S P Nagaraju appreciated the schoolteachers for being innovative. “They are keeping the students engaged in the learning activities via digital platforms and gadgets, etc,” he said.

School Development and Monitoring Committee (SDMC) chairman Thyagaraje Urs said the school teachers are working hard to keep their students active academically. “Villagers are also proud about the school and its teachers. It is the preferred institution for many villagers,” he said.

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