The Gujarat Model: Managing Learning Continuity During COVID-19

As Gujarat, a state on the western coast of India, geared up to address coronavirus (COVID-19) related emergencies, its authorities knew that 25-30% of students had limited or no access to remote learning devices. Reaching the unreachable was a challenge. Rapidly responding, the state prepared detailed guidelines to ensure that no student was deprived of education. Learning support was provided at the local levels (villages/hamlets/habitats), pairing students with and without devices; promoting peer learning; creating a mobile bank; offline learning; home-visits by teachers and field staff; providing access to online…

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