IT for Change's teams for Education and Prakriye, regularly bring back insights and learnings from their time on the field. Notes from the Field documents these insights.
Has the Pandemic Deepened Inequalities in India’s School Education?
by Nayana Kirasur
IT for Change’s field center, Prakriye, builds supportive techno-social systems to further socio-political empowerment of marginalized women and adolescent girls in rural areas of Mysuru district, Karnataka, India. The Prakriye team has been undertaking Covid relief work since the beginning of the pandemic and has gained on-field insights on the impact of school closures. This article weaves findings from Prakriye’s fieldwork with theoretical insights from academics and educators to elucidate the impact of school closures on students in rural Mysuru.