We really love what Vijay Jain.. a teacher in a Secondary School in Mediya Dindor village (Banswara, Rajasthan) did with our idea of using Goonj’s School Kit as a motivational tool for learning.. Goonj strongly believes that children should never be made a victim of charity.. instead we reach school material kits as reward for learning activities children take up.
Vijay Jain – a dedicated teacher, was deeply bothered by the lack of basic infrastructure and the general teaching practices at his school.. He found that students were engaged in rote learning, limited only to textbook syllabus. To address all these issues comprehensively he got in touch with Goonj.Under our ‘School To School’ initiative, he held a ‘Measurement Mela’, where the kids came out of the classrooms to measure rice/water to understand gram-kilograms/liters-milliliters conversions and other outdoor activities, teaching them basic mathematical conversion in a fun way!
Children were also taken out for a hiking experience to a neighbouring hill, where they identified different herbs and learnt about their significance. To encourage this learning process, each student was rewarded with carefully designed ‘Goonj School Kits’ comprising essentials like stationary, books, toys and brand new shoes.
Months later Mr. Vijay beamingly reports a transformation in how the students continue to take part in such learning activities, even without a reward. They have also started to take more ownership by forming various clubs in school!!
Every child deserves to learn only in such way.. about dignity and achievement..
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