Let us read one such child’s story
Every child irrespective of their caste, ethnicity, and geography has the right to quality education and to reach their highest potential. In 2018, we initiated an organized effort with a focus to engage with students from marginalized communities and create a contextual learning environment for them. We do this by focusing on three areas – providing opportunities for experiential learning, exposure to diverse pedagogical practices to develop critical thinking skills, and ensuring the emotional wellbeing of students.
We managed to have three times more children come to school during the first month of our partner school reopening in comparison to the previous academic year
45% of teachers started planning their classes with lesson plans, quarterly themes, and academic year plan
We started the 'Dialogue Series' webinar where eminent speakers from the field of child welfare and education like Udayan Vajpeyi, Rakesh Senger, and Rajesh Utsahi talk on the larger discourse on education and the implications of COVID on children. It was streamed on Upkram’s YouTube channel which has 1.6k views and has helped educators and others to reflect and learn about best practices which were also shared by the Teachers of India portal
What do we want to achieve?
During COVID we are currently able to reach 200 children regularly and want to extend the reach to 600 more children by taking our work to two more villages through our weekly offline foundational learning program to ensure their education is not discontinued due to the closure of schools, lack of digital access and COVID restrictions. Also, keep them away from dropping out of school altogether, engage in child labour, and subject to child marriage and abuse.
Join us in creating opportunities!
Working in tribal regions comes with its challenges. Starting from manpower to the availability of resources. We want to raise Rs.15 lakh to sustain and create learning opportunities for 800 Students from marginalized communities in Chopan block to continue their education during COVID-19.
The cost of our program involves
Set of three workbooks along with a stationery kit, 1500 more books to our existing children's literature collection, and a dedicated team that lives the mission of bringing smiles on children's faces and support their social-emotional wellbeing.
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