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Last Updated Thursday January 18 2018 07:02 PM IST

In a first, BRC sets up virtual classroom for differently-abled boy

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Kuttiyadi virtual school As part of the project, two cameras each were installed at Ujaykrishna's home and the school, besides a computer and internet connection.

Ujaykrishna suffers from immunodeficiency syndrome that prevents his body from fighting infections and diseases, confining him to his home.

Kuttyadi: The Block Resource Centre (BRC), Kunnummal, has won laurels by setting up a classroom at home for a disabled student.

Ujaykrishna, 13, son of Kayakodi Aakal Mangayil Udayakumar and Jalaja, has been provided a virtual classroom by BRC, Kunnummal, in cooperation with Kayakkodi KPES High School.

Ujaykrishna, who suffers from immunodeficiency syndrome that prevents his body from fighting infections and diseases, was otherwise confined to the four walls of his house.

Since the disorder makes him easy prey viruses and bacterial infections, he was unable to attend classes in the school.

With the intervention of BRC, Ujaykrishna can now continue his studies through the virtual classroom at his home. This is for the first time in the state that such a facility has been provided to a needy student.

As part of the project, two cameras each were installed at Ujaykrishna's home and the school, besides a computer and internet connection.

A virtual classroom typically costs Rs 50,000.

The Nadapuram Muslim Education Trust provided the funds for setting up the classroom for Ujaykrishna. The works for setting up the classroom at Ujaykrishna's house and the Kayakkodi school have been completed.

Now, Ujaykrishna can study from home as classes progress at his school. The virtual classroom also provides an avenue for clearing doubts.

The project will soon be inaugurated, says head teacher KP Kamala. The project is spearheaded by the school's computer teacher VV Safeer, BPO Vinodan and BRC teacher Navya.

Ujaykrishna hopes to write the SSLC exam at the school. The teachers and the school and the BRC are working towards fulfilling his dream. His only sister Avanti is a class 4 student.

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