Debasish Chattopadhyay ; Kolkata: Apr 13: UCMAS (Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System) an International organisation which offers whole brain development programme using Abacus & Arithmetic for children aged 4 – 13 years and having a network of around 100 Plus centres all over West Bengal since 2004, and having more than 10,000 plus children are already undergoing Abacus training all over West Bengal.
After West Bengal Government’s announcement of closure of Schools and Educational Institutions and subsequent announcement by the Prime Minister for a 21 days nation wide lock down due to the effect of COVID -19.
Under this extreme situation, children were completely detached from learning and parents were clue less about how to keep the children in house and more importantly keep them occupied.
Under these circumstances, UCMAS an International organisation was very quick to react positively and training the entire teachers of 100 centres for conducting online classes, and successfully started online classes for all its children within a couple of days of lock down. This initiative came up as a great relief for the parents, as it ensured to continue the learning process of children.
In these couple of weeks UCMAS introduced the teaching methods to keep the learning pace of children with an introduction of online listening exercise library with unlimited sums were made available with virtual audio support and was made available to all its children. As a result children are practicing Abacus Lessons on their own without troubling their parents. UCMAS online classes can be availed with the help of a Laptop, Desktop, Note pad, or even a smart phone. This has prompted thousands of positive feed back from parents all over the country and more importantly since children are practicing regularly now because of abundant time at home, their performances are also increasing day by day.
Many parents say that, their children are occupied with their practices, maintaining the protocols of Stay Home and social distancing is becoming easy to practice.
The whole experience was shared by N.Anand Head of Operations UCMAS, West Bengal.