What a child can do with good education is limited only by opportunity, attitude, and exposure! There are many successful initiatives in India that aim to increase school attendance in less privileged communities, but very few that enable children to discover where they can go from there. At VIDYA we work to fill this gap.
Our Beyond School Program augments the syllabus taught at government schools with classes on Computer skills, Life skills, and spoken English. We believe these are pragmatic skills that increase a child’s ability to communicate confidently, focus on tasks and take initiative in finding information– and it continues to help them once they have finished school.
The curriculum is devised using creative methods and innovative teaching aids are used for a better understanding of the subject. Structured evaluation and feedback received for the program have established a significant improvement in proficiency among the enrolled students in comparison to those students who did not enroll at the school examination level.
Corona has profoundly changed everything, and this past year has been unlike anything ever seen before. The schools were closed abruptly in March 2020 due to the pandemic scare. So, to ensure that our students do not miss out on the learning process, VIDYA teachers quickly adapted to the online teaching platforms and guided the students with the same. Many parents who were unable to use apps like Google meet or WhatsApp, were provided step-by-step guidance by us. We also formed WhatsApp groups for the teachers to send practice worksheets and children to send in their homework for correction.