Give a smile to 3000 slumchildren to attend school

by Ruchika Social Service Organisation
Give a smile to 3000 slumchildren to attend school
Give a smile to 3000 slumchildren to attend school
Give a smile to 3000 slumchildren to attend school
Give a smile to 3000 slumchildren to attend school
Give a smile to 3000 slumchildren to attend school
Give a smile to 3000 slumchildren to attend school
Give a smile to 3000 slumchildren to attend school
Give a smile to 3000 slumchildren to attend school

Project Report | May 2, 2016
Comprehensive statistic for 2015-16

By Surya Narayan | F.R.O.

Health camp at Laxmisagar BhoiSahi Remedial Centre
Health camp at Laxmisagar BhoiSahi Remedial Centre

In response to the growing rate of drop outs from the formal school system Ruchika started Remedial Education program in 2009. Presently it reaches out to 3500 children with 105 primary and 67 elementary remedial education centers spread across 105 slums of Bhubaneswar. Paul Hamlyn Foundation supports the organization to operate in 10 slums with 10 Primary Remedial and 10 Elementary Remedial Centers.

 

Remedial Education

 

Remedial education is designed to bring students who are lagging behind up to the level of achievement realized by their peers.  There are a number of reasons why a student might need remedial education which are given as follows.

 

  1. Some students attend schools of poor quality, and don't receive adequate grounding in Math, English and other core subjects to prepare them for higher classes or for life.
  2. Some students may have transferred in and out of schools or missed school a lot, creating gaps in their education which contribute to lack of knowledge in core subjects.
  3. Students may also have learning disorders and other issues which have impaired their ability to learn.

 

Hence remedial education is imparted to the needy students keeping in view of their deficiency in the core subjects. Individual attention is paid to the students to identify the deficiency and plans are made to empower the child to acquire necessary knowledge in that subject.

 

Enrolment

 

During this period attempts were made to enroll the students in government schools and at the remedial education centers. The list of Remedial centers and enrolment of students in the centre by the end of March 2016 is 444.

 

a)    Activities with the Community

  • 10 Basti Education Committees have been working effectively. The members of this committees monitor the work of remedial centres running in their respective slums.
  • 60 Monthly meetings of BECs have been conducted religiously and resolutions are made unanimously.
  • 31 community meetings have been organized.
  • In each ‘community meeting’ the communities have been sensitized on RTE and Child Protection Policy. They are also being convinced to visit the govt. schools and Ruchika Remedial Centres regularly to monitor the progress of the children.
  • The activities of community are being followed up by the Cluster educators regarding the above issues.
  • 8  Mahila Sikhshya Mandal and 1  Yuba Mandals has been constituted.   The members were sensitized and are made aware of physical education, mental education, sanitation, Child protection policy and above all about RTE act

Activities with the Children

  • Very low percentage of students have been dropped out during the academic year 2015-16. A survey will be conducted in July 2016 to know about the detailed progress of the children.
  •  The Remedial teachers are provided with training on the new methodologies, strategies of education, multi-grade teaching skills, remedial coaching skills, record maintenance and child 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 is noticed that the children’s attendance has been increased remarkably.
  • Evaluation and Assessment – Competency based tests have been completed. About 80 % children have completed all the competencies as planned. Grey Mater Indiahas conducted the End line assessment during March 2016. Results are awaited. 
  • Five Balaka Mandal and Five Balika Mandal has been formed. President and Secretary were selected. The members of these Mandals were made aware of RTE, Child Protection Policy (CPP). They also realized on these issues and promised to take necessary steps by convince their parents to demand quality education in schools as well as sensitize  the govt. schools teachers on the issue. 

Outputs and Outcomes

Outputs

  1. 444 children enrolled into the remedial centres. All of them are studying in the government schools.
  2. All 20 remedial teachers and other staff as proposed are in place. The project runs smoothly. 
  3. Most of students have completed all competencies in Math & English.
  4. 10  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 in the month of March-2016.
  7. Teaching learning materials have been supplied to the Remedial centers as per need.

Outcome

  1. The academic proficiency of the targeted slum children have noticeable changed.
  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  centres  and all their learning problems are solved.
  4. A  positive  environment  has been created in the slum to send the children to school & demanded quality education in govt. schools.
  5. Govt. school teachers are accepting our teachers and appreciating the friendship  joyful teaching methodology .
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Ruchika Social Service Organisation

Location: Bhubaneswar, Odisha - India
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