In order to support the teachers and trainers in providing and continuing digital education service, Achieving Sustainability Towards Healthcare Access (ASTHA) has recently distributed IT equipment and teaching aid to 23 Community Paramedic Training Institutes (CPTIs) for improving their IT infrastructure.
Due to the pandemic and nationwide shutdown, the education system faced unprecedented crisis in Bangladesh. Many training institutes were introduced to the concept of distance learning for the first time and a good amount of the institutions was not well prepared to adopt to the ‘new normal’. CPTIs suffered more as there were inaccessibility of modern and expensive IT infrastructure and gap in the required expertise and know-how to conduct trainings/classes online. ASTHA has already oriented the institutes with the tools and techniques of conducting online classes at the end of 2020 and will continue to build their capacity during 2021.
Following the commitment to converting classes online in these circumstances, ASTHA has also distributed the much-needed IT equipment and teaching aid to 23 training institutes across the country. These IT infrastructures will further lead the training institutes to expedite the conversion towards distant and e-learning processes and recover their training quality. It will also motivate the CPTIs to invest in IT and e-learning technologies to swim with the tide of ‘new normal’ in future.
The distribution ceremony was held on March 14, 2021 at a hotel in Dhaka. ASTHA team members and representatives of CPTIs were present in the event.