The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a new mobile app for psycho-social wellness of students of the board-affiliated school students during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new app ‘Dost for Life’ has been designed for students of classes 9 to 12 and parents and can be used for counseling sessions from May 10 onwards.
The App will simultaneously cater to students and parents from CBSE-affiliated schools in different geographies across the world.
The Board will conduct live counseling sessions free of cost thrice a week on Monday, Friday, and Wednesday by trained counselors/Principals.
This year, there are 83 volunteers out of which 66 are in India and 17 located in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nepal, Oman, Kuwait, Japan and the USA.
Students and parents of CBSE affiliated schools can choose any of the two-time slots: 9.30 am to 1.30 pm or 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm and connect through a Chatbox as per their convenience.
The app will also provide students information on suggestive course guides after 10+2, tips on mental health and well-being, a corona guide, and also rap songs.
‘Dost for Life’ app is available on the Google Play store and can be easily downloaded on any Android mobile initially.
The CBSE will scale up the initiative and extend this facility for other phone users in due course of time.