By: Shere Azam
Science Fuse is a social organization that seeks to increase interest in science among Pakistani children.
In view of the Corona virus, the organization has launched a series of webinars on issues for students to get an education.
Parents can not even think of providing education to their children, either to feed them or not to educate them. In rural areas, getting education for girls is considered as a disability.
Even girls do not leave their homes without any need. In these areas, the desire of girls to get education remains only a desire, In Baluchistan province Women’s education is the lowest percentage, in all provinces from generation to generation especially girls were deprived of education and pushed into poverty.
The agenda of Science Fuse is not only to teach students to write but also to understand science experimentally so that students can know personally that they can also experiment on what is happening in their daily life, we have only conceptual education.
Given that most children do not understand the meaning of science, then they have difficulty in practical life and higher education.Science Fuse is now highlighting education-related issues from its platform in its webinars on other important issues related to education as well as science.
Closed More than five months after the closure of educational institutions, the focus has shifted to online education.
Chalk & Duster model has been transformed into a technology-integrated education system.
Teachers were forced to move from real classrooms to virtual classrooms in a very short time.
Before advancing towards online teaching method, the ground realities based on modern technology and class system related to education of the country were completely ignored.
Lack of access to smartphones, internet and other facilities has made it difficult for students to study online and most of the teachers are unfamiliar with online education.
In developed countries, every student must have an ink notebook, laptop or desktop computer. In addition, high speed internet is provided free of cost in his hostel house and classroom.
Most of our students are also deprived of computer, laptop or desktop computer and Wi-Fi internet facility. One hundred percent of the students in government schools, 50 percent of the students in government colleges and universities come from poor families who cannot afford to buy laptops or even low quality smartphones.
Or they use smartphones that are not capable of running online classroom applications at all.
The implementation of online education guidelines by the Higher Education Commission and the Ministry of Education without any preparation and provision of facilities has been a source of mental turmoil and anxiety among students, teachers and parents.
Because I belong to a rural area of Kashmore which is at the confluence of the four provinces.
Kashmore district seems to be the border of the four provinces, so I am well aware of the problems of rural areas of Baluchistan and Sindh. If we talk about education, it is very difficult to get education in these backward areas. Residents say there are already so many problems.Some families believe that girls should not be educated after a certain age, Attitudes towards girl’s education vary widely in different communities in Sindh and Baluchistan.
In some families girl’s education is subject to community pressure and cultural standards. Girls face serious consequences when families go against community law to educate girls.
However, some conservative families also support the growing trend of girls education While many families and girls see security as an obstacle to continuing education.
They cover a wide range of security issues such as sexual harassment, kidnapping, crime, conflict and attacks on education.
These issues will be highlighted by Science Fuse in its phased webinars.Science Fuse is not just an institution but a reflection of a new way of thinking.
Anyway, if we want to empower a nation, it will be necessary to connect the children of that nation with modern education and resources.
Education should prepare today’s children for tomorrow’s happy life.The participants of thee webinars are Journalists, teachers and education specialist who are reporting problems there.