Education  India Project #20996

Support 25 Transformative Evening Village Schools

by Agastya International Foundation
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Support 25 Transformative Evening Village Schools
Support 25 Transformative Evening Village Schools
Support 25 Transformative Evening Village Schools

Project Report | Jan 19, 2024
Operation Vasantha: Cultivating Bright Futures Through Evening Learning

By Naomi D Fernandez | Donor Relations Executive

Discover the transformative essence of Agastya International Foundation's Operation Vasantha, a dynamic initiative shaping the educational landscape for children. Serving as an after-school evening program, Operation Vasantha creates a secure and nurturing environment where children engage in diverse, interactive activities that fuel their passion for learning and foster holistic development.

Implemented in communities, this program stands out for its emphasis on hands-on learning, creative expression, and the cultivation of essential life skills. Trained facilitators, driven by a profound dedication to nurturing each child's potential, lead sessions that offer a supportive and stimulating atmosphere.
Covering a wide spectrum of educational enrichment, Operation Vasantha offers a holistic learning experience. The program encompasses various activities, including prayer and meditation sessions that instill a sense of mindfulness and focus. It extends further to provide homework assistance, ensuring that academic challenges are met with support. Engaging Agastya hands-on activities foster a practical understanding of concepts, while storytelling sessions stimulate creativity and imagination. Library exploration encourages a love for reading and research.Doubt clarification sessions are integral to the learning process, ensuring that students grasp concepts thoroughly. Human values and achievers interaction sessions impart important life lessons and inspire children through real-life examples. Extracurricular pursuits introduce a variety of activities, allowing students to explore and develop their talents beyond the academic realm. Open-ended questions are posed, promoting critical thinking and encouraging students to express their thoughts freely.

Operation Vasantha's impact extends beyond traditional learning paradigms, actively involving children in their own educational journey. Through its innovative approach, the initiative aims to make a lasting and positive impact on the lives of participating children, fostering a love for learning that transcends the boundaries of the classroom. Experience the transformative power of Operation Vasantha, where each day brings new opportunities for exploration, creativity, and personal growth.

Special Programs and Events:

  • Operation Vasantha goes beyond its regular activities by organizing special programs and events throughout the quarter, creating a rich and diverse educational experience for participating children.
  • Starting on October 1st, Operation Vasantha initiated the Swachh Bharat program across all OV centers, encouraging the village community to unite in a joint effort towards promoting cleanliness.
  • On the 2nd of October, Gandhi Jayanti was commemorated in various OV centers, placing a spotlight on the principles of peace and non-violence.
  • A notable event unfolded on October 7th as OV training unfolded at the Agastya Kuppam campus, sharpening the skills of facilitators and upholding a standard of excellence in educational delivery.
  • Between October 16th and 21st, OV students were granted a unique opportunity to explore the Agastya campus in Kuppam, expanding their perspectives through immersive experiences.
  • OVI made a significant visit to OV centers on October 23rd, imparting valuable instructions to volunteers. This involvement was reiterated on November 6th, underscoring the steadfast commitment to delivering quality education.
  • Children's Day, celebrated with joy on November 14th, resonated across numerous OV centers, adding a festive touch to the educational environment.
  • On November 21st, the distribution of tablets took place at the Doddakannahalli OV center, enhancing digital literacy among the students. Kuppam campus instructors visited the Kodathanapalli OV center on November 22nd, promoting collaboration between different centers. A parents' meeting was conducted on November 25th at the Chintharapalyam OV center, fostering communication between educators and families.
  • December witnessed various impactful events, including an awareness campaign about HIV/AIDS on December 1st and the celebration of Founder's Day on December 2nd across OV centers.
  • OVI's visit to OV centers on December 5th reinforced the program's commitment to regular engagement.
  • On December 16th, OV training was conducted at the Agastya campus in Kuppam, involving OV volunteers, instructors, and trainers.
  • Tablets were distributed on December 18th under the "We Learn" program at the Kodathanapalli OV center. A second-phase meeting for those who missed the initial gathering took place on December 23rd.
  • The month concluded with a visit from a media lab instructor to the Chintharapalyam OV center on December 29th, providing students with exposure to innovative learning experiences.

These special programs and events showcase Operation Vasantha's dedication to holistic education and community engagement.

During the vibrant month of October, our committed team expanded its influence across 76 Operation Vasantha centers in the vicinity of the esteemed Kuppam Campus, delivering an impressive 57,114 engagements. This not only highlights our unwavering commitment to community outreach but also showcases our dedication to making a positive difference. November witnessed sustained efforts with 67 centers, resulting in an admirable 46,896 engagements. As we delved into December, our endeavors expanded to 70 centers, affording exposure to 43,740 individuals. These numbers signify our relentless pursuit of our mission and the significant strides we've taken in broadening our influence.

Feedbacks

The OV center is helping me improve my knowledge of the science subject and is also enhancing my practical skills. As a financially disadvantaged student, I cannot afford to join private tuition. Additionally, during holiday times, it aids me in recalling my subjects through hands-on learning. This assistance is invaluable in improving my academic performance in future studies and higher education. - Student Feedback 

Operation Vasantha is a highly beneficial program. Many parents face challenges in sending their children for tuition due to various reasons, such as personal issues and the need to send children to town. Through the OV Program, I am supporting children in my village. It is also contributing to my personal growth by enhancing my knowledge and providing valuable experience in my teaching profession. Thank you, Agastya, for this tradition. - Volunteer Feedback

I am Subbu Dasamanapalli from the village. The Agastya OV center has been operational in my village for the past five years, proving to be incredibly beneficial. My daughter consistently attends this center and has been enhancing her science and English knowledge through various activities, including group activities. I witness active participation from all the children every day. During holidays, it proves to be a valuable resource for my children. Thank you, Agastya.Parent Feedback

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Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
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Ramji Raghavan
Bangalore , Karnataka India

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