Jun 26, 2020

Thanks for the support

Operation Vasantha has been impacting the lives of disadvantaged rural children since 2009. This highly interactive and empowering initiative addresses the problem of school dropouts. It also aims to educate families on the importance of education and engage dropouts and other children through interactive activities and fun learning sessions. These activities include parents counseling, health and hygiene camps, and education on ecology.

Local college students are trained and given support from Agastya to teach children in their villages. These individuals willingly spend their evenings educating and inspiring weaker students and school dropouts from their villages.

Reach and Benefits

  • 1 Operation Vasantha center reaches out to 30 children, operating for 200 days a year, the program will generate close to 6,000 child exposures* in a year.
  • Volunteers living in the villages with educational qualifications of graduate and postgraduate who are an innovative thinker and interested in teaching will be chosen for the Operation Vasantha program. They will be provided with a scholarship.

Operation Vasantha program aims to educate families on the importance of education and engage dropouts and other children through interactive activities and fun learning sessions. The program includes the following activities.

  • Helping children to complete their homework
  • Fun learning activities to the children between the ages of 7-11 have learning outcomes that shape a child’s logical, reasoning, deduction, analytical, motor, estimation and experimentation skills.
  • Multi-pronged approach: Mobile Science Lab reaching out to students in remote areas during the day and evening sessions being reinforced by Operation Vasantha program.
  • Activities related to Arts and crafts
  • During summer holidays, we will conduct summer camps to the children.
  • Local college students are trained and given support from Agastya to teach children in their villages. These individuals willingly spend their evenings educating and inspiring weaker students from their villages.

       Project Benefits:

  • Stimulates child’s inherent curiosity.
  • The program fosters critical thinking and creativity through hands-on science and provides a strong and dynamic learning resource base for rural children.
  • The instructor is a local hire has a greater sense of ownership and responsibility towards his/her community.
  • The sessions consist of multi-grade beneficiaries, which facilitates inculcating of soft skills such as collaboration and teamwork
  • Exposes children to topics such as logic, analysis, synthesis, imagination, estimation Measurement, design, scientific principles at a young age.

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May 12, 2020

Thanks for the support

Reading is a mind’s journey into a world of endless possibilities. But children settled in rural parts of India are far kept from the magic of books, due to lack of resources and opportunities. Through our Community Library Program, we aim at building local libraries that are overflowing with all genres of books, driving every child’s imagination to new horizons.

With your support, Agastya collected 20,100 books in Kuppam Library, collected 11,550 books cataloging. Digital library contains Collection of e-content which comprises 1800+ e-Books, and 1500 + videos as on 31st March 2020.

Activities Conducted:

Building Vocabulary in their Mother Tongue and English, Sentence formation and story writing through “Pop-Up books” making, Comic story writing (recognize the difference between Original Text & Dialogue), Origami paper crafts (Different caps, figure puppets, gift box, and miniature book), Characterization, Dialogue narration & roll play through Mouth Puppet, Book Research through the activity “Pop-Up books and Book Club Activity.

Community Library programme and Maja Box programme: Book based Activities: Conducting story-based activities and origami activities in the centers.

Book Circulation: Children can borrow books from their community library.

During the last quarter, we reached 1,246 students exposures through Kuppam library and achieved 492 student exposures through community library. Children who visited library were the part of all the above activities. In Digital Library Activity, we reached 2,784 children exposures in the quarter January – March 2020.

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Mar 3, 2020

Thanks for the support

Operation Vasantha has been impacting the lives of disadvantaged rural children. This highly interactive and empowering initiative addresses the problem of school dropouts. It also aims to educate families on the importance of education and engage dropouts and other children through interactive activities and fun learning sessions. These activities include parents counseling, health and hygiene camps and education on ecology.

Local college students are trained and given support from Agastya to teach children in their villages. These individuals willingly spend their evenings educating and inspiring weaker students and school dropouts from their villages.

Objectives:

  • Child development
  • Create open platform for experiential and hands on learning
  • Encouraging questioning and sharing of knowledge.
  • Dropouts mainstreaming.
  • Community participation and ownership of OV center.
  • Develop a sense of social responsibility in the community and children of the village /area.
  • Providing an opportunity to local youths for mentoring children.

Desired Outcome:

  • 1 Operation Vasantha centre reaches out to 30 children, operating for 200 days a year, the program will generate close to 6,000 child exposures* in a year.
  • To counsel/involve school dropouts and trying to bring them into mainstream.
  • Volunteers living in the villages with educational qualifications of 10th Standard, 12th Standard, graduate and postgraduate who are innovative thinker and interested in teaching will be chosen for the Operation Vasantha program. They will be provided with scholarship.

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