Kids corner zone at UP district jail makes learning fun for inmates’ children


AGRA:District jail here relies on extracurricular activities to “mentally and physically” prepare the children of its female inmates for the future. It has even set up a Kids Corner Zone on its premises, where the teachers even play board games like carrom and ludo with the children to keep them engaged in the classroom.
According to a district jail official, there are 146 women prisoners lodged in the prison. There are six kids aged between 0-6 years. Of these, only three are being educated at the zone in the district jail premises.
Besides, 41 youths aged between 18-21 years are being taught by the two teachers of the Basic Education Department of Agra, the official said.
“Three kids of the women inmates are being educated at the creche located in the district jail premises. There are a total of six kids with the women jail inmates. Two teachers from the Basic Education Department have been appointed to train these kids at the Kids Corner Zone,” PD Salonia, Superintendent at District Jail in Agra, told PTI.
“This zone has toys and carrom board and Ludo games, pictures on the wall etc for the kids. They are taught with the help of pictures of the fruits and alphabets, ” he said.
“The aim is to train kids with the help of alphabets, general awareness and make them mentally or physically prepared for the future,” he said.
Ritu Garg, a teacher at the jail premises said, “Curricular activities are also carried out to make teaching impressive.”

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