Mumbai: Lido Learning urges students to opt for online tutorials as schools across the world are being shut down due to the Coronavirus outbreak. March-April is deemed as exam season across India and schools shutting down during these crucial months can highly impact students’ academic growth. To support students during this sensitive period, the ed-tech platform has increased its trial period from 7 days to 14 days.
As the epidemic spreads across the world (Covid-19 has now reached some 80 countries) by the minute and has even actively been detected in India, governments are scrambling to tighten prevention efforts. There have been over 97,000 confirmed cases so far across the globe, and owing to its increased rate of spreading, officials are even considering cancelling the Olympics 2020.
UNESCO announced last week that 13 countries have closed their schools, affecting 290.5 million children, while 9 other countries have implemented localised closures. Schools and universities in Italy have been on lockdown and many international students have been asked not to travel back to their hometowns. Therefore the epidemic is a global problem calling for a global response.
The Delhi government took stock of preparedness in the city announcing the closure of all primary schools till March 31 as a precautionary measure for coronavirus. While a situation like this is out of citizens’ control, one cannot stop their lives indefinitely. Many individuals have been shifted to work-from-home to prevent the spread of infection in the workplace.
Similarly, for a student, learning and regular schooling is the need of the hour and although individuals should stay at home to avoid the Covid-19, one shouldn’t put a halt to their schooling.
Talking about the present situation, Founder and CEO Sahil Sheth said, “The recent measures taken by the Delhi government to shut down schools has put a stop to children and parents’ lives as well. However, a child’s education need not be jeopardized in the process, as online tutoring platforms like Lido provide immersive learning experiences with online tutors that students can interact with from the comfort and safety of their home. It’s a no-brainer solution that not only helps students learn effectively but also helps take pressure off parents for home-schooling their children in the process. To cope with this hostile situation we have extended our free trial period to 14 days to accommodate students in the best way possible.”
Founded in April 2019 by second-time edtech entrepreneur Sahil Sheth, the learning platform caters to students from Class 5-9 offering live online classes and personalized content for Maths and Science, with English coming shortly soon. They also offer students the option of learning course content in Hinglish to make them more comfortable.
Within a year of operations, Lido has gained tremendous traction in Northern India and is expanding rapidly to the rest of the country. Given its futuristic platform, engaging content and highly skilled teachers and mentors, Lido is expected to disrupt the existing K-12 edtech industry through a massive improvement in quality while being affordable to the everyday Indian.