The Jungle Jamboree at the Akansha School within the Sitaram Mill Compound Mumbai Public School was a filled with excitement as the KG and 1st standard students performed for parents, teachers, and community members at their end of year showcase. The event highlighted the culmination of a year of learning with students performing skits, songs, dances and poems – all in English – showing off all they had learned over the course of the year. A group of parents performed a special dance to show their appreciation for the teachers and staff.
After the performance, guests were invited to visit the classrooms where students waited at learning stations to answer math and reading questions from the guests. A year ago, these young learners hardly spoke a word of English. These interactive learning demonstrations showed that after a year of hard work, the students are now able to converse confidently with guests in English and apply their learning to different situations, not just recite memorized material. The students from impoverished neighborhoods in India are well on their way to a quality education to prepare them to reach their highest potential in life. The event highlighted the rigor, high expectations, joy and community involvement that makes this school an outstanding educational opportunity for undeserved students in the neighborhood.
Down the road, the 3.2.1 School was conducting teacher orientation as it prepares to open its doors to 120 KG and 1st standard students. With your support, the school was able to secure a reputable math curriculum from the TERC Company.
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