Children lack essential academic competencies because of a lack of institutional resources. The COVID pandemic has exacerbated these problems, which has led to tremendous learning loss, and could lead to mass dropouts in the near future.
Critical Thinking is a programme that supports students between the ages of 10-16 with academic and co-scholastic digital content.
The 12-hour digital programme is self-driven and offers experiential activities with offline resources where possible. These resources build reasoning, comprehension and data collection skills while also building foundational capacities in languages and science.
The programme tracks the participation of students in the learning activities, with student assessment and feedback measuring the absorption of content.
Essential academic competencies across classes 6-9, delivered online using interactive tools via DIKSHA platform
Builds reasoning, comprehension and data collection skills
Encourages interaction with immediate environment and local communities
children impacted across India
children reported enhanced skills and knowledge
children in Odisha and 89% children in Chhattisgarh found the resources helpful