Covid also brought along with itself another major crisis for the country – a halt on education!
As the pandemic started spreading and the country went into lockdown, educational institutions were shut down to prevent students from getting and spreading infection.
Online classes started for children of private schools in urban areas, but a huge proportion of children living in the urban slums and rural areas of the country still remain deprived of education.
Being out of school for months is not just leading to children losing interest in education but also making them more vulnerable to trafficking, child labour, and other forms of exploitation.
Aarohan Education System:
Primary Academic Support System (PASS)
This program caters to the students who are enrolled in Schools at primary level i.e., class 1 to 5 between age group of 5 to 12 years. The main purpose of this program is to keep the children in healthy environment after school hours. Since the parents of these children go on work and there is no one to take care/feed at home when they go back home after school.
Supplementary education is imparted in different subjects - English, Hindi and Mathematics. In addition to academic support, the children are provided mid-day meal, stationery and school bags. The teacher student ratio is 1: 36.
The project is implemented in Malviya Nagar area and provides after school academic support to 180 students (Boys and Girls) from class 6th to 8th. The objective is to enable children to cope with the increased standards in academics, simultaneously, ensuring a solid foundation for their secondary education. Children are assisted with their course-work, homework and any area where they may need additional attention.
Special emphasis is laid on Science and Mathematics. It entails daily follow-up classes after school for Children divided class-wise and taught almost all subjects under syllabus. The Teacher Student ratio is 1: 19.
Aarohan’s Nursery School in Jagdamba Camp Slum, is for students from class one to fifth standard. Presently 180 students enrolled. The effort is to provide a healthy environment and a safe place away from the streets.
The methodology adopted is: Education through play way method.
Children are provided nutritious meals and engaged in activities like-drawing, painting, and dance every Friday.
Awareness and training amongst the parents on to care their children at early age for their healthy development Awareness on the importance of nutrition for healthy growth for pregnant mothers and children at early age.
Awareness on providing safety and protection of young children from violence and ill- treatment. Talks on effective parenting – about how to keep the child happy and engaged even in difficult circumstances.
All the Children of project Asha are provided with a nutritious snack, study, materials, stationery, School Uniform ,School Bags And bottles, warm cloths, etc.
For the children who are school drop-out and who have never been to school.
Prepare them as per their ability. Get them admitted in nearby government schools.
(AMBASSADOR PF HOPE)
Project strives to lay the groundwork for the class 10th Board Examination and continually assist and prepare the class 10th students for their board examinations. They are also counseled to choose one of the specialized streams from among Science, Commerce or Humanities based on their academic strengths and interests. The students (60 Boys & Girls) are from 9th, 10th classes.
Teaching methodology - Revision classes in Mathematics and Science on daily basis; attended to difficulties faced by students in particular subject/ topics. In addition to theory, children are also prepared to take their practical science examinations.
The Teacher student ratio is 1: 38
Shikhar Focuses on students studying in Class 11th and 12th who are academically inclined and are willing to pursue higher education- aspiring to reach Shikhar (Peak) in life. A total of 20 boys and girls are enrolled in the program.
Motivating the students to perform their best academically; career counseling and future prospects; and helping them achieve clarity on career paths.
The Teacher student ratio is 1: 10.