Ruchika Social Service Organisation

The mission is to help the children deprived of normal conditions of life and create a society free from child labor, exploitation and abandonment. As the development of these children is worthwhile when they become active participants and positive contributors to their communities, it is aimed to provide joyful and innovative education, health care, supplementary nutrition, recreation, counseling, vocational training, rehabilitation and repatriation services to these children.
Mar 4, 2014

Progress Report till December 2013

Frienship education at Tarini Basti Education cen
Frienship education at Tarini Basti Education cen

We try not to be too eager to tell children that things are like this - we give them time: a truth they found out for themselves will stay with them and give them strength for entire life. NCF focuses on the life oriented education than traditional textbook centric Edn. RTE is implementing all over country since 2010. So the aim of the RSSO Education project was “materializing RTE for slum children in the age group of 6 to 14 years in Bhubaneswar through remedial coaching, empowering and mobilizing the community and sensitizing the school teacher.”

The slum children are provided with remedial coaching to ensure retention and to fill up the quality gap of school education and increase academic proficiency. Attempts is to be made to advocate with government school authorities to allow the remedial teachers to work inside the school rooms, so that they can impart special education to late starters, not starter, slow learners, academically weak children and children with specially needs inside the school which is to be helpful to prevent dropouts. In addition this year the organization is trying to form children’s groups in the slums and empower them to generate demand for quality education as part of its plan for sustainability.

RSSO believes that if the children trusted and cared for, growing of children usually know the right balance between challenges that they can undertake and when they need support, when given freedom, they learn that what is challenge for one of their peers need not be so for themselves. They learn to respect difficulties of their classmates, share in the happiness of overcoming them. Education it firmly believes is the one and only catalyst to improve the status of children, to give them a chance to improve their livelihood in the future and advance them an opportunity to upward social mobility. Therefore, RSSO seeks to ensure that a quality school education is imparted to all children within our target group of street and slum children.

Activities and Achievement

  1. Activities with the Community

Basti Education committees have been working effectively. They monitor the working of remedial centers running in their respective slums.

  • Monthly meetings of BECs are conducted religiously and resolutions are made unanimously.
  • Community awareness programme have been taken up the following responsibilities.
  • Community Mobilization
  1. Visit the family and discuss with parents about the children’s performance.
  2. Organize Community meeting & BEC meeting.
  3. Create Community Awareness
  • Work with Govt. School Teacher to ensure realization RTE prevision as follow.
  1. Greater involvement of communities in school development and management.
  2. Special Prevision for out of school children.
  3. Universal enrolment and retention.
  4. Creating a barrier free environment in the environment in the school.
  5. Enrollment at all times and no stagnation.
  6. Making school a punishment free zone.
  7. Admission in age appropriate class and special provision for filling the proficiency gap.
  8. Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation – CCE.
  9. Minimum facilities for sanitation ( separate toilets for boys and girls)
  10. 25% reservation in private schools for SC. ST and BPL students.

Activities with Children

  • To enhance the scientific outlook among the children and to identify their creativity in the field of science, a Science Exhibition was organized near our office premises at Samantarapur on 7th & 8th November2013. 100 science models were exhibited by 200 children. More than 4000 children visited the exhibition. In addition to science models, science quiz, science magic and cultural programs were organized by the children. Sri Anata Narayan Jena, Hon’ble Mayor, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation inaugrrated the exhibition. A number of dignitaries Dr. R.N. Ray, Chairman, National Children’s Science Congress, Sri W. Bliung, IAS, Addl. Secy. Deptt. Of Sc. & Tech. Dr. A.M. Srivastav, Director, & Dr. S.K. Patra , Asso Prof. Institute of Physics, Dr. C.R. Misra, Scientist, Kalinga Foundation Trust , Sri S. Pattanik, Dy. Director, Planetarium in first day ceremony. Closing function the Chief Guest ws Sri Bijyashree Routray, Hon’ble Minister, Deptt of Forest & Environment, Odisha and Sri Bhabani Charan Pattanayak. Chairman, Kalinga Foundation graced the occasion as Guest of Honour. They also encouraged the children and appreciated the programme.
  • Dr. Bhagyadhar Boi, Sr. Scientist, Regional Reserch Laboratory, Bhubaneswar, Dr. Chittaranjan Mishra, Eminent Scientist were present in the program , and graced the occasion as Guest of Honour. They also encouraged the children and appreciated the program. Four numbers of Science Project on “Energy Source” has been selected for State Level Science Congress held as Khurda.
  • Evaluation and Assessment – Six Competency based tests have been completed. About 80% children have completed all competencies as planned.
  • 20 children of Ruchika remedial centers of Kancha Sahi, Sriram Nagar, Adeikhala B, ICPS Bhubaneswar Station, have participated in State Level Children Science Congress held at B.J.B. High School Khurdha.

 

C) Activities with Schools

        School Management Committees have been constituted in all the nearby Govt. Schools. Near about 50 numbers basti people of our intervention are nominated as the member of Govt. School SMC. Our teacher are meeting the members of SMCs and educating them about the RTE, explaining them various provisions laid down in the RTE and how these provisions can be realized for the children.

  1. RTE Sensitization

The teacher maintains good rapport with the School teachers. They help the teachers and Head Masters have to learn a lot on RTE – 2010 and plan to implement it. They have to come out of stereotype mind set and dynamically advance opportunities for the children to learn in a free and enjoyable environment. The Cluster Educators will be given responsibility to work with the government.

  1. Orientation on success methodologies.

Ruchika has experimented a number of success methodologies of teaching. To make the learning creative and enjoyable it has adopted two new strategies. All methodologies of teaching and assessment need to be replicated in government schools the innovated ideas and skills need to be transferred to government schools.

  1. Support Service

The organization is continuously providing support service to identify children with special needs, plain to address the needs of these children, prepare effective MIS systems to monitor the progress assist them to make effective teaching learning materials (TLM) for the schools, support them to initiate Child Right Cells in the schools. Train the teachers on Right of the Child and prepare plan of action to prevent child right.

  1. Co – Curricular Activities

The organization also has developed expertise in organizing different co curricular activates for the slum children. The schools in the targeted area will be helped to organize different sports activities, talent search programme, science exhibition, Math camps, English camps, Shaitya Sansads and other creative programs for the students.

  1. Other activities done during this quarter

o   05 numbers of Teachers’ training were done.

o   09numbers of Teacher meeting were done

o   03 Numbers of staff meeting were done

o   One supervisory training was done

o   Base Line Exam was analyzed by all the teachers of remedial centers and steps have been taken up to improve the children’s development.

o   11 Numbers health camps we are done

o   70 Numbers health checks-up we are done.

o   27 Numbers of community empowerment meeting we are done on RTE-2010.

o   A Science exhibition (Little Scientist) has conducted

o   A State Level children Science Congress (Participated by children) has done

Outputs and Outcomes:

Outputs

  1. Those children enrolled into the remedial centers, all are studying in the government schools.
  2. The mission runs smoothly with expertise and well settled remedial teachers.
  3. 80% students have been completed all competencies in Math and English.
  4. 103 Basti Education Committees have been constituted and monthly meetings are conducted regularly.
  5. All the records of the project are in place.
  6. Base line assessment has been conducted.
  7. Intensive training materials have been supplied to the schools as per need.

Outcome

  1. The academic proficiency of the targeted slum children have increased to greater extent.
  2. Dropout rate in the school has been checked almost completely.
  3. Children are attending the school happily because all their home task are done in the remedial centers and all their problems are solved.
  4. A positive Eco friendly environment has been created in the slum to love there center and to be interested in study.
  5. Govt. School teachers are gradually   accepting our teachers and appreciating the methodology that Ruchika Social Service Organisation adopts in Pedagogy.

We sincerely express our heartfelt gratitude to our supporters for their magnanimous gesture towards the children living in oppressed and deprived of their minimum basic right to go to school.

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Nov 25, 2013

Progress Report till September 2013

Frienship education at Narayan Basti Education cen
Frienship education at Narayan Basti Education cen

RSSO believes that the most basic education instills a sense of confidence, purpose, and insight that is necessary for successful and productive participation in any society. Without at least functional literacy, children and adults lack the ability to adequately support themselves in a legitimate profession or trade and thus often fall prey to all forms of exploitation, corruption, and abuse.  Education it firmly believes is the one and only catalyst to improve the status of children, to give them a chance to improve their livelihood in the future and advance them an opportunity to upward social mobility. Therefore, RSSO seeks to ensure that a quality school education is imparted to all children within our target group of street and slum children.

The aim of the project was “materializing RTE for slum children in the age group of 6 to 14 years in Bhubaneswar through remedial coaching, empowering and mobilizing the community and sensitizing the school teachers”.

 

The slum children are provided with remedial coaching to ensure retention and to fill up the quality gap of school education and increase academic proficiency. Attempts is to be made to advocate with government school authorities to allow the remedial teachers to work inside the school rooms, so that they can impart special education to late starters, non starter, slow learners,  academically weak children and children with specially needs inside the school which is to be helpful to prevent dropouts. In addition this year the organization is trying to form children’s groups in the slums and empower them to generate demand for quality education as part of its plan for sustainability.

 

At present total number of 3430 children are studying in the 164 centers.

 

 

1.     Activities and Achievements

a)     Activities with the Community

 

·         Basti Education Committees have been working effectively.  They monitor the working of remedial centres running in their respective slums.

·         Monthly meetings of BECs are conducted religiously and resolutions are made unanimously.

·         Basti Education Committees has been taken up the following responsibilities.

i.              Take responsibility of remedial centre.

ii.             Monitor the work of remedial teacher and activity of the remedial centre

iii.            Help solving problem in running remedial centre.

iv.            Communicated with RSSO officials regarding the issue of remedial center.

v.             Ensure all children in the slums are going to government schools.

vi.            Ensure all needy children attend remedial centre.

vii.           Help  organizing  periodical  programmes

viii.          Take policy decisions on the  management of remedial centers.

ix.            Nominate members of SMC.

x.             Motivate parents to visit school and see progress of children.

xi.            Visit school and help school teaches to ensure RTE in school

 

 

b)    Activities with Children

·         Remedial coaching has been conducted with full force. The teachers are provided with training on the new methodologies, strategies of education, multi-grade teaching skills, remedial coaching skills, record maintenance and adolescence psychology.  Inclusive Education, Child Protection Policy, Capacity  build –up workshop.

·         Children are regularly counseled to attend the government schools. The teachers take initiative to visit the home of the child if any child is absent from the school. It has been noticed that the children’s attendance has be increased  better than previous year 2012-13.

·         Re-integration of drop out children in to the school has been conducted. 

·         Evaluation and Assessment – Competency based tests have been completed. About 80 % children have completed all competencies as planned. Education Initiative   Bangalore has conducted the base line assessment in August – 31 to Sept. 7 2013. The result is good and being enclosed for reference.

 

c)     Activities with Schools

School Management Committees have been constituted in all the nearby Govt. Schools. Near about 50 Nos basti people of our intervention area are nominated as the member of Govt. School SMC. Our teachers are meeting the members of SMCs and educating them about the RTE, explaining them various provisions laid down in the RTE and how these provisions can be realized for the children.

 

i.              RTE Sensitization 

The Remedial teachers maintain good rapport with the Govt. School teachers.  They help the teachers and Head Masters to learn a lot on RTE -2010 and on implementation of it. The government teachers supported to come out of stereotype mind set, and provide dynamically advance opportunities to the children for learn in a free and joyful environment. The Cluster Educators will be given responsibility to work with the government schools.

 

ii.            Orientation on success methodologies.

Ruchika has experimented a number of success methodologies of teaching. To make the learning creative and enjoyable, it has adopted two new strategies. All these methodologies of teaching  and assessment need to be replicated in government schools. The innovated ideas and skills needs to be transferred to government schools.

 

iii.           Support Services

The organization will provide support services  to identify children with special needs, plain to address the needs of these children, prepare effective MIS systems to monitor the progress assist them to make  effective teaching learning materials (TLM) for the schools, support them to initiate Child Rights Cells in the schools. Train the teachers on Rights of the Child and prepare plan of action to prevent child right.

 

 

iv.           Co curricular Activities

            The organization also has developed expertise in organizing different co curricular activates for  the slum children. The schools in the targeted area will be helped to organize different sports activities, talent search programs, science exhibition. Math camps, English camps. Sahitya Sansads  and other creative programs for the students.

 

v.             Other activities done during this quarter.  

  •  
    • 6 nos. of Teachers’ training were done.
    • 11 nos. of Teachers’ meeting were done
    • 4 nos. of staff meeting were done.
    • One supervisory training was done.
    • One Base Line Exam was done in the month of August -31 to Sept 7 in all centers.
    • A capacity building of Basti Education Committees was conducted.
    • Two numbers of community empowerment on RTE 2010 meetings were done.
    •  

 Outputs and Outcomes

Outputs

  1. Those children enrolled into the remedial centres, all of them are studying in the government schools.
  2. The mission runs smoothly with expertised and well settled remedial teachers. Another two most experienced senior staffs Mr. Ramakant and Mr. Kartikeswar has joined the team as Project Manager & CPS expert.
  3. 80 % students have been completed all competencies in Math and English.
  4. 102 Basti Education Committees have been constituted and monthly meetings are conducted regularly.
  5. All the records of the project are in place.
  6. Base line assessment has been conducted.
  7.  An intensive training plan has been done for the teachers.
  8. Teaching learning materials have been supplied to the school as per need.

Outcome

  1. The academic proficiency of the targeted slum children have increased to a greater extent.
  2. Dropout rate in the school has been checked almost completely.
  3. Children are attending the school happily because all their home task are done in the remedial centers and all their problems are learning problems are solved.
  4. A positive Eco friendly environment has been created in the slum to love there center and to be interested  in study.
  5. Govt. school teachers are gradually accepting our teachers and appreciating the methodology that Ruchika Social Service Orgnisation adopts in Pedagogy.
  6. Like every year a Base Line examination held in Sept. 2013, for all the students of Remedial Education program which was assessed by a new third Party viz. Education initiative Bangalore. We are happy to share with you this success story. Detail Assessment result in enclosed here with.( RSSO Base line Assessment Results -2013)

 

Jun 4, 2013

Progress Report for the period 2012-13

Friendship education
Friendship education

RSSO firmly believes that education is the one and only catalyst to improve the status of children, to give them a chance to improve their livelihood in the future and offer them an opportunity for upward social mobility. So the aim of the project was “materializing RTE for slum children in the age group of 6 to 14 years in Bhubaneswar through remedial coaching, empowering and mobilizing the community and sensitizing the school teachers”.

The slum children are provided with remedial coaching to ensure retention and to fill up the quality gap of school education and increase academic proficiency. Attempts are to be made to advocate with government school authorities to allow the remedial teachers to work inside the school rooms, so that they can impart special education to late starters, non starter, slow learners,  academically weak children and children with specially needs inside the school which is to be helpful to prevent dropouts. In addition this year the organization is trying to form children’s groups in the slums and empower them to generate demand for quality education as part of its plan for sustainability.

 

At present total number of 3246 children are studying in the 162 centers.

 

RSSO believes that the most basic education instills a sense of confidence, purpose, and insight that is necessary for successful and productive participation in any society. Without at least functional literacy, children and adults lack the ability to adequately support themselves in a legitimate profession or trade and thus often fall prey to all forms of exploitation, corruption, and abuse.  Education it firmly believes is the one and only catalyst to improve the status of children, to give them a chance to improve their livelihood in the future and advance them an opportunity to upward social mobility. Therefore, RSSO seeks to ensure that a quality school education is imparted to all children within our target group of street and slum children.

 

1.     Activities and Achievements

a)     Activities with the Community

·         Basti Education Committees have been working effectively.  They monitor the working of remedial centres running in their respective slums.

·         Monthly meetings of BECs are conducted religiously and resolutions are made unanimously.

b)    Activities with Children

·         With intensive work of the teachers and cluster educators 2802 children are retained in the government schools, more percentage of which are girls. On the other hand less percentage of girls have been dropped out during the academic year 2012-13.

·         Remedial coaching has been conducted with full force. The teachers are provided with training on the new methodologies, strategies of education, multi-grade teaching skills, remedial coaching skills, record maintenance and adolescence psychology. 

·         Children are regularly counseled to attend the government schools. The teachers take initiative to visit the home of the child if any child is absent from the school. It has been noticed that the children’s attendance has be increased remarkably.

·         Re-integration of drop out children in to the school has been conducted. 

·         To enhance the scientific outlook among the children and to identify their creativity in the field of science, a Science Exhibition was organized at our office premises at Samantarapur. 100 science models were exhibited by 200 children. More than 4000 children visited the exhibition. In addition to science models, science quiz, science magic and cultural programs were organized by the children.  Mrs. Usha Padhi, IAS, Commissioner Cum Secretary, Deptt. of School and Mass Education inaugurated the exhibition. A number of dignitaries like Sri Narayan Chandra Jena, IAS, Director, Elementary Education, Smt. S. Gomathi, Program Manager, Concern Worldwide, Sri Bhabani Charan Pattanayak, Freedom fighter and Ex. MP (Rajya Sabha), Dr. Bhagyadhar Bhoi, Sr. Scientist, Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar, Dr. Chittaranjan Mishra, Eminent Scientist were present in the program, and graced the occasion as Guests of Honour. They also encouraged the children and appreciated the program. 

·         Evaluation and Assessment – Competency based tests have been completed. About 80 % children have completed all competencies as planned. Indus Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi has conducted the End line assessment during March 2013. 

c)     Activities with Schools

The teachers maintain good rapport with the school teachers. Whenever they are allowed, they demonstrate in the school with innovative methods. The school teachers are helped to conduct co-curricular activities. The test results of the students are shared with the government school teachers.

School Management Committees have been constituted in all the nearby schools. Our teachers are meeting the members of SMCs and educating them about the RTE, explaining them various provisions laid down in the RTE and how these provisions can be realized for the children.

Our four teacher working as Education ambassador, they are covered 15 to 18 govt. school and report to BRCC following schools are follow the RTE norms or not. 

 

d)    Other activities done during this year.-

  •  
    • 14 nos. of Teachers’ training were done.
    • 11 nos. of Teachers’ meeting were done
    • 18 nos. of staff meeting were done.
    • One supervisory training was done.
    • One Base line examination was done in the month of August-2012.
    • End line examination was done in the month of February-2013.
    • An exposure visit was organized to Kalupada Aurobinda Integral School.
    • A capacity building of School Management Committees was conducted.

 Outputs and Outcomes

Outputs

  1. Those children enrolled into the remedial centres, all of them are studying in the government schools.
  2. The mission runs smoothly with expertised and well settled remedial teachers. Another two most experienced senior staffs Mr. Ramakant and Mr. Kartikeswar has joined the team as Project Manager & CPS expert.
  3. 80 % students have been completed all competencies in Math and English.
  4. 30 Basti Education Committees have been constituted and monthly meetings are conducted regularly.
  5. All the records of the project are in place.
  6. End line assessment has been conducted.
  7.  An intensive training plan has been done for the teachers.
  8. Teaching learning materials have been supplied to the school as per need.

Outcome

  1. The academic proficiency of the targeted slum children have increased to a greater extent.
  2. Dropout rate in the school has been checked almost completely.
  3. Children are attending the school happily because all their home task are done in the remedial centers and all their problems are learning problems are solved.
  4. A positive environment has been created in the slum to send the children to school.

This time Ruchika's students have also achieved excellent result. The students of Remedial Education program were assessed by a third Party viz. Indus Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi in Feb 2013 (End line Assessment). We are happy to share with you this another success story. Thank you verymuch for continuing your support to bring smile in the faces of these children.Details of the success enclosed here with.

Govt. school teachers are gradually accepting our teachers and appreciating the methodology that Ruchika adopts to teach the children.

We sincerely express our heartfelt gratitude to our supporters for their magnanimous gesture towards the children living in oppressed and deprived of their minimum basic right to go to school.

Just like a lotus born from the mud, a valued citizen to the society can be from slum, hence we need only to cherish them into blossom. Let us join hands to flourish these little flowers through our petite supportive steps towards them. 


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