The education program is focused on giving supplementary education to school going children. These children all go to Government or Private Schools but have no one at home to help them as parents are illiterate and do not have the money to pay for tuitions.The need to help them is immense as being unable to cope with the school curriculum, was resulting in a lot of drop outs and the girl child often being most impacted.
Quality education is our priority. The emphasis is on understanding rather than memorization. The teachers are trained to use innovative methods and teaching aids.
Apart from ensuring the children pass out of school with the best possible results, we also support them while they pursue further education or vocational training. This enables them to get jobs and stand on their own feet.
They are trained in partnership with Unnati foundation to acquire job oriented skills and are placed in reputed establishments. We also conduct classes of the Arts like drawing, painting, craft, dancing, singing, etc. which enriches the children.
Adult Education: This came into being quite interestingly – some of our children’s mothers approached us with the desire to learn some basic things because they were embarrassed at how much smarter their children were seemingly becoming relative to themselves. These women are being taught to read and write and also some elementary Math.
Capacity Building of our Teachers: We work with various organizations to keep enriching our program. Our teachers have been trained by JodoGyan in how to teach math with special equipment that makes learning much more effective.
We also run a small teaching program for 10-15 middle-aged ladies. This came into being quite interestingly – some of our children’s mothers approached us with the desire to learn some basic things because they were embarrassed at how much smarter their children were seemingly becoming relative to themselves. So we appointed a teacher, for 2 hours every day, to teach them reading and writing (in Hindi) and some elementary math.
Workshops are regularly held for the teachers of the pre-school groups. Primary section teachers have benefited from the guidance of an experienced teacher trainer. Our teachers also attend teacher training sessions conducted by professionals. Ours aim is to ensure that we teach using new and innovate methods. Teachers are always encouraged to make their classes interesting and help to ensure better understanding. Such programs are held on an on-going basis.