“Learning that blossoms imagination and creativity can transform the world.”
In February 2014, we chose Sai Baba mandir site to be the location for the Learning workshops. The comparatively clean environment, quiet and spacious premises of the mandir and it’s proximity to the community made it an ideal location for our center. Our program focused on involving the ragpickers’ community children, to participate in the workshops.
In the learning workshops, students are taught basic cleanliness habits and to follow a proper attire (full clothes with sandles/shoes) while participating in a class. The daily routine of the workshop includes discipline, interactive learning sessions and teaching of language and mathematical skills. On weekends, extra-curricular activities such as dancing, art and craft, sports (cricket, kho kho), aerobics, and audio-visual sessions on importance of environment, etc are organized. In our workshops, it is ensured that we have a student teacher ratio of maximum 5:1. Students are given worksheets regularly for practice.
On a monthly basis, parent-teacher meetings are conducted where the parents are notified about their children’s progress and their queries are answered. Also, we discuss ways in which team Jugnu and their community can come together to ensure quality education for their kids.
“Education needs to be multi-dimensional with creativity, capacity building, awareness, and human values.”