Join us in bridging the learning and developmental gaps in classrooms | Milaap
Join us in bridging the learning and developmental gaps in classrooms
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    Samait Shala

    from Ahmedabad, Gujarat


Join us in bridging the learning and developmental gaps in mainstream classrooms |Samait Shala
The Problem Statement:
Although Primary school enrollment is at an all time high in India (92.3%, 2013), learning levels are consistently low. As shown from the most recent ASER report (2018), there are still only about 50% of standard 5 children who can read a standard 2 level text. The reading levels of class 3, which was assessed by the ability to read Class 2 textbook is only 27%.
Due to various factors such as, teacher skills gap and the continued use of traditional teaching methods, the current system isn’t supportive in ensuring all children in the classroom are participating in learning. These struggles are further exacerbated in low-income households, are choosing to educate their children in English medium schools. Thus forcing children to live in a non-native language which they typically have very limited exposure to. Children who are not able to succeed in primary school will eventually be forced to drop out of the system and contribute to the country’s already high dropout rates.

A. Systemic Intervention Program (Whole school Intervention)  
B. Svavriti (Activity based learning kits)

A. Systemic Intervention Program (SIP)
Samait Shala works to make class room space inclusive for children with all abilities. Through our Systemic Intervention Approach, over a 3 years period we have deep focus on students learning outcomes, building capacity of in-service teachers, empowering parents and stronger implementation of the same on ground.

B. Svavriti Program:
Svavriti means self-reliance and that is exactly what this project aims to develop in our students. Every child is born different and has different abilities. However, most of the learning that happens in mainstream classrooms is skewed towards linguistic learners. This excludes the students who may take a little more time to grasp and understand new concepts. These students more often than not are termed “slow learners” at best and this becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Through Svavriti, we want to break this cycle by providing all students with opportunities to re-engage with learning outcomes in a more visual and engaging method every week.
Currently, Svavriti designs whole class reinforcement learning material, aligned to the NCERT learning outcomes for the respective grades. The learning kits are designed to be:
 - Self-explanatory with children friendly instructions
 - cater to multiple intelligences such as linguistic, visual and kinesthetic
 - promote peer learning among students
Svavriti strives to make learning kits for Grade 2 to 5. The learning kits are placed in the mainstream classroom. The students use these kits once a week in pairs or in small groups. We provide the school with a 32 week plan of how to use the kits in the classroom. Monthly support is provided to teachers to brainstorm and address their queries on effective utilization of the learning kits.

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