Teachers of Aarohi Bal Sansar recently attended a ' Research Based Training' organised by Madhuvan Ashram, Ramgarh. This training was attended by twelve other schools from the nearby areas.
Some of the highlights of the workshop were
The best part about this week long training was the routine which included Yoga, Meditation, Self Reflection and Shramdaan. It is important for a teacher to revisit and reinforce personal goals everyday, leading to self-growth.
Holistic Development- It is important that a child, not only grows physically but also becomes mentally and emotionally healthy. Hence certain exercises around improving and understanding senses, expressing emotions and building imagination were conducted.
Activity based learning- Making abstract subject like mathematics interesting and relatable through various exercises were taught. Scientific understanding could be done extremely well through facilitating simple experiments from around the child's environment.
As per the government guidelines, we are looking forward to resume classes at Aarohi Bal Sansar from Aug 18, 2021. The team is excited to meet the students.
Because of the worldwide pandemic schools have been shut since March 2020. Various mediums of teaching like whatsapp videos and chats, video and audio calls, home visits, google tools etc. were tried and tested during this period. Finally, after much planning, deliberation and as per the government guidelines, Aarohi Bal sansar resumed its functioning from the last week of february. The school reopened to a fun-filled science event for kids. First few days of school were dedicated to preparing science activities. Celebration took place on ‘Science Day’. A Kids 'Theatre and Dance festival' also took place at Aarohi amphitheatre. Kids from Happy Children’s Library, Village Seem put up some performances- Indian classical dance and theatre. The kids went through a series of process-oriented drama classes stretched over a period of four months. Various exercises on body language, voice modulation etc. were conducted under this initiative. On the day of culmination, the kids presented themselves confidently in front of an audience from the community.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, education has been indirectly affected in many parts of the world, especially rural areas. Various online teaching trials and initiatives have been witnessed. Aarohi ‘s education team also conducted an e-learning intervention starting April 2020. Having run the project for six months, an online rapid assessment was conducted by the team to study the challenges caused by the epidemic, measures taken towards them and efficiency of the intervention, focusing on Himalayan learners from surrounding villages.
Here are some highlights from our study reflecting our e-learning initiative during the period Jul-Dec 2020.
Looking forward to your support and collaboration towards narrowing learning loss in the Himalayas.
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