ASU launches ‘cell phone outreach project’
Dimapur, July 20 (EMN): Angami Students’ Union (ASU) held a short programme to launch the ‘Cell-phone outreach project’ as well as felicitate the tribunal general at its headquarters in Kohima on July 20.
The project was initiated keeping in mind the challenges and barriers faced by students and families coming from economically underprivileged sections following the shift to remote learning due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, an update from Asu stated on Tuesday.
Speaking on concept of the project, the union education secretary Thepfurüya Theunuo stated that non-availability or limited cell-phone pose a grave challenge for those students while for a family of more than three or four school going students, the problem arose when the classes or exams are conducted at the same time.
He pointed out that Asu of 2021-23 tenure has come out with a small-scale project of distributing cell phones to the targeted students.
“It is not a mere project of distributing cell phones, but with the interest to help those who are genuinely in need, goal-driven and sincere in their studies,” he added.
During the programme, Asu also elected new tribunal general and members headed by Neizokho Belho as tribunal general along with Vizokho Zashümo and Abei Thepa as members.
The union president, Bisevi Nakhro, chaired the programme, while Rev. Zakiebeinyü Peseyie, said a prayer. The word of gratitude was delivered by its general secretary Mhalevilie Medoze.
It informed that 30 cell phones were distributed in the first phase through sponsors and benefactors. ASU would continue to identify needy students and cater the same.
Meanwhile, the union has fervently appealed to the students not to misuse the cell-phone which could hamper their academic learning but to remember the purpose and make the best use of the resources. Asu further congratulated the successful students of HSLC and HSSLC 2021 examinations and wished the best in their future endeavours.