A nation progresses only if all of its citizens are well-educated. While the Indian Government attempts to deliver an effective education program, there are many implementation challenges.
Coaching for English, Maths and Science
Students struggle in English, Maths and Science, and these subjects are responsible for high dropout rates and fail rates. To help these struggling students, we have implemented a coaching program for 6th – 10th standard students. The program is in 10 schools and supports over 1,000 students. The impact of this program has been remarkable. In the last 12 years, the 10th standard passing rate went from 35% to 100%.
ITE (Integrated Approach to Technology in Education)
We have three different streams under this program (for different sets of schools):
- Basic Computer Training
A instructor based program, to teach the basics of computer operations and tools like Office, Paint, Email, Internet Search etc. This helps in eliminating the fear of using computers and familiarizes the students with the plethora of information available on the internet.
10 schools are enrolled in this program reaching out to over 600 students
2. Self Learning using Computers
Under this program, the emphasis is on self learning. School teachers are trained to create a lesson plan for self-learning from the school curriculum. Students have access to laptops and tablets and are encouraged to learn the lesson on their own by searching for information on the internet. The students present what they have learnt using Office tools.
This teaching strategy has the dual advantage of students learning on their own while getting comfortable with using technology.
10 schools are enrolled in this program reaching over 600 students
3. Tablet Based Education
This program is an off-shoot of the ITE project. Students are given access to tablets loaded with apps for learning Maths, English, Hindi and Science. Students are given the freedom to choose the subjects and topics as long as they cover all subjects over a 6 month period.
The tablets have made learning fun and interactive, allowing students to learn at their own pace.
9 schools are enrolled in this program reaching out to over 600 students
To encourage students to read, a mobile library with over 1000 books, magazines etc visits several schools for an hour each. The driver cum librarian distributes the books and also conducts activities such as storytelling, reading comprehension, creativity competitions etc.
12 schools are enrolled in this program reaching over 1,000 students
Teacher Training and Coaching
We have engaged with Adhyan to provide teacher training and coaching