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  project name ~ Swanirvar KKB 2012

category ~ Education - Child




  Project Name


Swanirvar KKB 2012






Education - Child



North 24 Parganas



West Bengal

  Budget Approved


Rs 499860


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Shiva Arunachalam


Bay Area









The Kishor Kishori Bahini (KKB) project is Swanirvars "attempt to develop an alternative rural secondary school curriculum." Secondary school curriculum in India has an "urban bias". It prepares students only to take exams and hope for admission to one of Indias hard-to-get-into institutions of higher learning. KKB seeks to develop an alternative curriculum that would teach students skills useful for life in Indias villages.





Garbage bins are present in almost all classes Childrenís cleaning committees are coming up for cleaning classrooms and the school Going outside the school for Environment classes to do ecological studies and pollution monitoring Surveys and analysis are being done of garbage at home , village demographics , birds , insects , herbs, fuels , livelihoods, tubewells, water bodies, domestic animals, crops, markets, electricity connections & appliances, use of water etc Group work, use of work cards , quizzes, framing of questions by students started in Environment classes and have percolated into other subjects Wall news magazine is a wall space with environment and other news being put up by teachers and students Crucial school information can be seen in the office and teacherís room walls Several schools have a student managed school garden Intensive organic kitchen gardens are coming up in many studentís after having learnt in school Handicrafts are being made in many schools through their rejuvenated work education classes News reading in school assembly has started in some schools instead of only singing the same national anthem everyday A singing group is coming up in one school . Work Education teachers training and network started in July 2008 Math Teachers training started in June 2009 English Teachers training started in November 2009 Exhibition is being held in many schools with science demonstrations , making of handicrafts from waste , anti superstition shows etc. Own nursery for seedlings , planting of trees in school , a small school garden are activities which have started in 2009.





Develop alternate curriculum for rural schools



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