The above quote rightly indicates that our modern schooling is not able to give us right education. Today's education system does not prepare us to face daily challenges of life. Hence every year many students commit suicide due to artificial pressure induced by today's education system. The right education is supposed to increase confidence in students not decrease. Education is supposed to be fun not a burden.
Why there is a need for a new educational system?
Dr. A.P.J. Kalam once said : “In decades, India will need 300 to 500 million employable skilled youth and there is a need to completely change the university education syllabus and secondary school education syllabus. In schools from 9th to 12th std, 25 % of the time has to be allotted for skill development programme”.
Education systems across the globe.
The most practical & experimental way of learning proposed by none other than Mahatama Gandhi. According to Gandhiji , an excellent education must have coordination of 3H i.e ( Head, Hands and Heart ) leading to overall development of Mind, Body and Soul.
Nai Talim from primary grades exposes the students to the right environment in which the base of learning is practical skill, which is taught in scientific manner.
Nai Talim is real and practical form of PBL (Project based Learning)
All subjects Mathematics, Science, Geography, economics, accountancy, and management are taught naturally in the process of productive work.
This brings me to question that what is excellent education ? Since every person has a different mindset and a way of working , hence the components of excellent education are bound to differ according to the individuals. Hence over the years I have build my own understanding and ways to provide ‘Excellent Education’.
I have been working on this project at theoretical level since an year. And since 5 months I had been doing field visits to Alternative schools and institutes in Delhi/NCR and Udaipur ( Rajasthan ). I need support for doing research on this project. The amount will be used to cover costs occurred in past 5 months and for the future research work and tools required . We will be visiting 15 locations in India to do case studies in Nai Talim and Alternative schools. Hence what ever amount gets collected in this fundraiser will be used to cover cost occurring in coming months such as food, accommodation and travel cost to sustain this project in future.