The Board of Directors of Indian Schools in Oman has opened a round-the-clock tele-counselling service for students and teachers across the country.
The hotline counselling service aims to offer free, confidential and non-judgmental support to students in despair due to personal or academic concerns. According to the press statement issued by the board, a team of qualified counsellors with expertise in tele-counselling has been put in charge of promoting and protecting the wellbeing of every person who makes a call for advice and help.
Speaking about the initiative, Dr Baby Samuel, Chairman, Board of Directors, Indian Schools in Oman said: “Our school counselors have a lot more to offer when it comes to the emotional health of our children. Under this programme, they go the extra mile in supporting the students, reflecting their dedication to their profession and children.
“This is now more critical than ever as children seem to be not able to cope with the kind of pressure they undergo. At the same time, we would like to reiterate that this is not a one-stop solution but rather a first step towards getting the right help.”
According to Baby Samuel, tele-counselling could rescue any child who is in desperate need of a patient hearing of their woes. “The helpline is for the students and faculty members of the Indian Schools in Oman. Parents can also have access to the line, but only in relation to the problems of their wards studying in Indian Schools,” he added.