Promoting Quality Education
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Right to Education widely ensures children a right to free and compulsory education but what it fails to account for is “Quality Education” that requires creation of infrastructure and environment conducive to a learning environment.
Shramik Bharti’s education interventions are aimed towards holistic development through innovation in learning process, enhancement of infrastructure and capacity-building of stakeholders. We worked in Uttar Pradesh in the districts of Barabanki, Fatehpur, Chandauli & Bhadohi; and in Punjab in the districts of Firozpur, Amritsar and Taran Taran, to improve teaching learning atmosphere in government schools. Our interventions are based on needs-assessment insights and projects are designed to adopt innovative learning tools and techniques and adapt to the current challenges in Indian education system.
We aim our efforts to promote education in a multi-pronged way by inculcating the habit of reading and curiosity, and promote sports to incorporate physical and social skills amongst the children by engaging children. To engage the students, art workshops are organized to inculcate aesthetics and abstract thinking amongst the children. Developing kitchen gardens within the school premises for growing safe & fresh vegetables for children allows better nutrition to be incorporated in the mid-day meals.
Minor infrastructure work such as floor repairing, toilet repairing, hand pump platform and soak pit construction, hand wash unit, flag hosting platform repairing, repairing of kitchen floor and cemented blackboard have to be carried out to ensure the sustenance of a learning environment. Ensuring infrastructure capacity aids interventions related to preventions of drop-outs in primary education institutions. Water purifiers were installed in 2 schools and Water Tanks for drinking water were installed in 5 schools.
Joyful Learning is part of our initiative to enhance the capacities of teachers and volunteers through workshops through innovative teacher learning materials, exposure visits and support through the education volunteers. Shramik Bharti invests in participatory approach with the communities we work in to ensure the sustainability and incorporating the local context within the project purview.
Workshops for teacher training were organized to enhance the skill of teachers and volunteers in innovative teaching learning tools and techniques. These workshops emphasized and trained the participants on making Morning Assembly in government schools joyful and constructive, learning innovative and interesting methods of teaching especially of Hindi so that children from class 3 to 5 in government schools be able to read and write Hindi properly and organizing games and sports activities in schools and developing the schools as ‘Model Schools’. Theatre workshops were also conducted to capacitate teachers and volunteers in performing arts.
Shramik Bharti collaborated with Playground Ideas to build playground in two government primary schools in the districts of Fatehpur and Bhadohi of Uttar Pradesh. This engaging and innovative initiative was built by repurposing old tyres and locally available materials to promote fun physical activity among rural children.
Library set up was done in 21 Government Schools in Uttar Pradesh. For developing innovative TLM (Teaching learning Material) discussions were initiated with designer and printer for designing and printing books for story and poems for children. The walls of libraries in schools were converted into TLM by doing wall writing. Libraries were provided with more books. Sports material such as Chess, Ludo, carom board and outdoor games material Cricket Kit, badminton rackets, shuttles and footballs, Volleyballs were provided to 33 government schools in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab for engaging children in physical activities.
40 Aanganwadi centres in Uttar Pradesh & Punjab were also improved to facilitate improved learning atmosphere for pre-school goers.
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