Jalandhar, July 24, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The student-teachers of Innocent Hearts College of Education, Jalandhar visited the slum areas in the Jalandhar district with the objective to spread awareness amongst the slum dwellers about the precautionary measures against Covid-19 and to guide them on importance of vaccination.
The main purpose of these visits was to make the slum dwellers conscious about the benefits of wearing masks, Covid vaccine, maintaining social distancing and frequent sanitization.
The students-teachers elucidated that “Hygiene is Two Thirds of Health” so good personal hygiene should be practiced by slum dwellers which includes washing hands with soap before eating food, drinking uncontaminated water and food resources. People were motivated to get vaccinated and vaccination is to be taken twice was highlighted.
The student-teachers guided slum children about Covid-19 precautionary measures. They distributed masks and sanitizers to them. The problems related to their education were discussed with their parents. Importance of literacy was also explained to them. The status of teaching-learning process of these children during pandemic was also assessed.
This was an initiative for social welfare and the student-teachers felt confident that they could individually educate people in the slum areas. They thanked Principal Dr. Arjinder Singh and staff members for motivating them. All student-teachers prepared a report on their experience and also recorded their visits in their Field Engagement files.