Education  India Project #21705

Para Teacher in Govt school for Child Education

by Gram Vikas Trust
Para Teacher in Govt school for Child Education
Para Teacher in Govt school for Child Education
Para Teacher in Govt school for Child Education
Para Teacher in Govt school for Child Education
Para Teacher in Govt school for Child Education
Para Teacher in Govt school for Child Education
Para Teacher in Govt school for Child Education
Para Teacher in Govt school for Child Education
Para Teacher in Govt school for Child Education
Para Teacher in Govt school for Child Education

Dear well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch.

Santosh (Name Changed), one of our Para Teachers, who have really done an amazing work to teach the children of his school. Due to pandemic situation schools are not open yet, and government has started online education for all the students from class 1 to 12. The online education is given through television, smart phones, virtual classes, and some hard materials for the children who are staying in the interior villages where the people don’t have smart phones or television.

As we all are aware about the situation that the Indian rural people are still facing difficulty to purchase the smart phones, and/or television, or we can say that the people are not aware about the proper use or operate if they have the resources. Many families have smart phones but due to network issues they don’t able to join in virtual classes or not able to download some lengthy videos. The main fear in this situation is the children will not able to concentrate or engage in studying if this situation last for longer time.

These issues are common in Indian villages, and we are aware that at local level many efforts have been made by different volunteers to overcome these situation. In Bharuch district Santosh has done something innovatively to engage the children of his school. Due to lack of resources students were not able to engage in studying, and parents were started taking children to the farms or engaged them in other activities. Santosh and the government teachers started taking different initiatives to engage the students. The teachers were not able to stay all the day in the village, so Santosh has prepared faliya (street) wise youth, who are having smart phones. The class teachers prepares notes, lessons, videos and day wise homework and shares with the youth daily on the whatsapp on the earlier day. The next day the youth volunteers sit with the faliya children for one hour in a day and teach them.

This small initiative has change the village situation, where before three months children were not engaging in studies and parents have also started engaging the children in other activities. Teachers had used different strategies to engage the students but the faliya wise strategy was the best. Santosh has worked as a mediator in the whole process, in selecting the youth, train them and engage them in. The whole village is appreciating this efforts, parents are also now happy as every day the children are getting some homework.

The main idea was to engage the children in studies, because this long vacation due to pandemic will lose the interest of rural Indian parents and children from studies.

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Dear well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust.

In this report GVT wants to share the update of our warriors of education, who have helped the students in continuation for their learning in this critical time. This warriors have not stopped in getting education of the children of their villages. These are our Para Teachers, who have worked hard in this pandemic situation, and supported the school and children in learning.

The Government of Gujarat is everyday broadcasting the TV transmission program for class 1 to 12 on daily basis, also the government teachers are supporting with Text books, and other materials to engage children in learning. The program by Government is well planned and enhancing the learning at home. But at some point of time it is difficult for the children who are most vulnerable, and do not have access to TV or mobile, some interior faliya/street where no mobile network are usually available and other socio-economic factors.

Being such critical situation our Para Teachers, are engaging children on daily basis, through different ways and mediums. In initial time the Para Teachers was supporting the school teachers in visiting the home of interior streets for the awareness of Home Learning program by government. Later they have started to call each students and ask about the lessons they have learned today, and support them in difficulty in understanding, in some of the interior faliyas the Para Teachers were sitting with few children’s and help them in learning. Whatsapp group call is also one of the tools where some awareness talks by our Para Teachers are being delivered. Discussion with children and students on regular basis, have helped in creating a healthy environment of learning in the villages.

The efforts from government teachers and Para Teachers were really helpful in this critical time. GVT is working closely with the Para Teachers and also train them wherever required, both Para Teachers and government teachers are working hand in hand for the continuous learning of the children, and trying to reach till the last child of the village. At GVT, we are learning while we are doing, your valuable thoughts or ideas which can help us in reaching out to the children effectively are welcome.

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Dear well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch.

As the schools are closed and students and teachers are not able to come to the school, our Para Teachers have innovatively connected with all the children. Most of the Para Teachers are staying at the village level only, where they are teaching. But due to lockdown they are unable to meet the students or do not able to gather them at any place.

Initially GVT thought that our Para Teachers should engage the children in street, and spend some time with them doing some teaching or some games, so that the children can feel refresh and also the lessons can be revised. But due to safety measures GVT drop this idea and shared with the Para Teacher to remain at home only till lockdown ends.

One of Para Teachers, share with us about help the children virtually. Gujarat Government shares some of the assignments to the parents’ numbers and children to study from that assignments. Our Para Teacher observed that the materials is reaching with the students but the students some time does not able to do it at their own, they need some support in solving the assignments. The government teachers are not able to reach out with all the students. So our Para Teachers started approaching some of the students over phone or whatsapp application. They started calling some of the children daily and supported in government program.

Our 12 Para Teachers, are daily in connection with the children and parents as well. They helping the children in study well. We believe that the major gap due to pandemic will ruin the child’s education if parents or teachers do not support them on right time. We have taken a simple step, which might helpful for the children in continuing their study after the pandemic gets over.

GVT is also trying in some of the other villages, where our Para Teachers are not there but the local youth can help some of the children, the cost of the phone bill will be bare by GVT. Some of the government teachers have also shown interest in this and giving the names of the youth for the support. You can also help by donating to our project which will support the children who is need.

Note: Due to the pandemic situation, we are not forcing our staff to click images.

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Dear well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch.

It is observed that most of the children after school and before school do not touch their note books or any other reading-writing at home. Parents also do not motivate their children to go through with their learning in the school on the day. In our school, where Para Teachers are placed the attendance remains good, only few of the children do not attend school, due to some unavoidable reasons like illness.

The parents have understand the importance of regular sending their children to school which help the children in their learning. But the major concern is the children some time do not do their home works, or revision at home, and the parents also not ask their children to do so.

GVT’s Para Teachers are belongs to the same village where they are teaching, so at few of the village the Para Teachers have started evening gathering for the children, where the nearby street children come at one place and have some games and sit some time for their homework. Few of the elder children, parents and youth also support the children in giving some time to the children who needs some more practice in reading, writing.

The evening time for study helps the children to remember the whole learning which they have learned in school. Also improves their confidence to attend the school on the very next day. As many of the children hesitate to attend the school because of their incomplete homework given by school teachers. The gathering for study really change the scenario of the village, the children in different streets coming together and studying together. Parents also feels proud and encourage their children to sit for some time and study in groups.

Some little steps in children’s learning can change their future. The interest of the children in learning is the prime responsibility of the parents, which we are encouraging.

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Dear well-wishers,

Regards from Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch!

The festive seasons has just begun, the villages are covered with the lights and children are busy with sweets and crackers. The first term examination is also completed and vacation has started so there is not worries for children to enjoy the vacation and festivals.

In this season of festival our Para Teacher will be celebrating Diwali with the children in the villages only. Most of our Para Teachers are from the same village where they are teaching. But as a Para Teachers it will be their first Diwali. At GVT we have organized a celebration cum learning module where children will come and enjoy the learning experience with different celebrations. It will not be much load for the children as the break is needed.

GVT has observed that after the Diwali or Summer break most of the children do not able to remember the learnings which have taught to them. They just forget it and teachers need to re-teach some of the lessons to remember the earlier teachings. It becomes difficult for the teachers as they have to put extra efforts and time for it.

The Para Teachers will support the students of class 3 to 8 to bridge the gap, which will help both the teachers as well as students. After the Diwali, our Para Teachers will spend one hour everyday with the students and will organize different games and spend some time for the teaching learning. It will be done in the school campus only. GVT has also planned to engage parents in such activities to build their understanding about the importance of learning. The parents will support in cleaning the school, sending their children with Para Teachers for study, help children in sitting at home for some time for reading or writing.

The simple steps in encouraging children and parents will mark some change for the bright future at large. Let us come together to educate the nation. Also let us make more leaders of tomorrow for the bright India

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Gram Vikas Trust

Location: Bharuch, Gujarat - India
Project Leader:
Ramesh Kasondra
Bharuch, Gujarat India
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