The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) right this moment launched a brand new app for psycho-social wellness of scholars of lessons 9-12 in the course of the pandemic. Making a departure from the present apply of counselling by way of toll-free quantity throughout the nation, the board has designed this facility for the convenience, comfort and utility of scholars and fogeys throughout the protected residence surroundings.
The new app will concurrently cater to college students and fogeys from CBSE-affiliated colleges in numerous geographies internationally. The reside counselling periods might be carried out freed from value, thrice every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by educated counsellors/principals. This yr, there are 83 volunteers out of which 66 are in India and 17 positioned in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nepal, Oman, Kuwait, Japan and the USA.
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The college students and fogeys can select any of the 2 slots – 9:30 am to 1:30 pm or 1:30 pm to five:30 pm and join by way of a chatbox. The CBSE ‘Dost For Life’ app is out there on the Google Play retailer and may be simply downloaded on any android telephone initially. The board will prolong this facility for different telephone customers in the end of time.
CBSE has additionally introduced out a handbook that discusses the interaction of faculty, household and group for the psychosocial well-being of scholars at totally different developmental levels. It has devoted chapters on coping with the present pandemic and COVID applicable behaviours. The handbook is out there at cbse.nic.in.