FOREFRONT School Education Project Report
October 17, 2020 (FY20 Q3)
FOREFRONT’s progress toward the completion of its project is divided into two axes: construction/architecture and education. Together, excellent implementation in these two areas will make FOREFRONT School a high-quality educational opportunity for children in rural India who otherwise lack access.
Construction of FOREFRONT elementary school is officially completed! Over the past quarter, final touches were placed on the entryway and the utilities so that the school can be fully operational. Further, FOREFRONT purchased furniture for the classrooms that will house its first class of kindergarten students. The furniture was arranged to allow for social distancing in accordance with local COVID-19 regulations. Please see pictures of the final school and classrooms attached.
During this quarter, FOREFRONT also finished hiring the teaching staff who will educate and care for its first class of students. FOREFRONT hired Divya Sunny Mulupuri as the Lead Teacher of the elementary school’s inaugural class. Margaret D’Silva as an Associate Teacher. Both Divya and Margaret have a passion for the education of women and girls and bring over 5 years of combined experience to FOREFRONT school. From Oct 5, 2020 to Oct 9, 2020, FOREFRONT provided training and professional development for these teachers, led by School Administrator Lucy Yashoda. During this training, teachers were familiarized with the operations and structure of FOREFRONT school and the curriculum they will be using for the school year.
FOREFRONT also continued to carry out recruitment of its first class of students in the villages and communities surrounding Kolluru. FOREFRONT received over 80 applications and has officially accepted 21 students to date. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, FOREFRONT school will only be able to accommodate six students at a time to attend in person. As a result, FOREFRONT will open two slots per day, morning and afternoon and place students into small rotation groups to maximize the instruction provided to the children.
Lead Teacher - Divya
Associate Teacher - Margaret
Teacher Training 1
Teacher Training 2