The NMMC officials are said to have been inspired by e-learning centres and playschool concepts of the VMC. They are planning to adopt these concepts in Mumbai.

A team from Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) will visit e-learning centres and playschools in the city on Wednesday. The team will also visit ‘Anjaneya vagu' in One Town to study the steps taken by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) to make the Vijayawada a malaria-free city.

The NMMC officials are said to have been inspired by e-learning centres and playschool concepts of the VMC. They are planning to adopt these concepts in Mumbai, says VMC environmental engineer Smitha Bhanu, who is coordinating the NMMC team visit.

The team will also study the implementation of welfare schemes through Urban Community Development (UCD) wing of the VMC, she says. The corporation is running playschools with a view to providing kindergarten education and baby care to the children of public health workers. Many of the PH workers are found to be neglecting the education of their children.

The PH workers also find it difficult to leave their children back home while they are on duty. The children are deprived of education as none of them is available at home to take care of them when their parents are away at work. As a solution to it, the VMC is running playschools.

The VMC is also maintaining six e-learning centres in the city for the benefit of the 10th standard students.

The students are taught their subjects with LCD projectors and computers at the e-learning centres.

M.K. Baig High School in Ajithsingh Nagar, CVR High School in Governorpeta, Kowtha Subba rao High School in Poornandampeta, CSM High School in One Town, GDET High School in Patamata and MC Urdu High School in Arundalpeta have e-learning centres.

Nearly 1600 students studying in VMC run schools make use of the e-learning centres on normal days. During summer, about 200 students are being taught data entry and other tools, according to Deputy Educational Officer Durga Prasad.

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