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  project name ~ Shikshamitra

category ~ Education - Child

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Shikshamitra

  NGO

 

Swanirvar

  Category

 

Education - Child

  District

 

Calcutta

  State

 

West Bengal

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 160000

 

  Year Approved

 

2010

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Padmapriya Jagannathan
Sucharit Katyal
Anand Kumar

 

San Diego
Austin
Houston

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

This project aims at developing an alternative model to existing secondary schools regarding learning goals and targets ( curriculum), methods (pedagogy), materials, learning avenues much more diverse and in conformity to the ideals of sustainable and just society.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

1) Survey of students revealed the very important role played by Shikshamitra in making learning enjoyable to students 2) Innovative experiments in teaching techniques (Open zone learning, analysis of films, group exams etc) are being well received by the students and kindling the creative side of students and teachers 3) Shkshamitra called to provide training in Math and science education to 20 teachers from nearby schools. Also conducted creative writing workshops for primary schools nearby. Being asked by Vibha to consult for 2 other NGOs

 

  Goals

 

 

Shikshamitra Open Learning Center (OLC) aims to motivate children to become: * Lifelong, independent, motivated learners * Balanced , happy , creative persons * Socially-politically-culturally - ecologically sensitive , just, responsible , active humans. Become a resource center to provide training to other NGOs and Government schools to make meaningful interventions in education

 
 

  


 
 
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