Project Vivek Vidya is a Mobile Education Service catering to the underprivileged communities. The 105 communities/villages in the rural, tribal and urban segments had low level educational achievements, and had limited access to quality reading and learning materials. Project Vivek Vidya was designed to offer reading and learning materials through direct input supports. The project intends to inculcate and promote children’s reading habits along with other competencies to set them on a successful academic path. Overall project approach has been to build cognitive and non-cognitive competencies to ensure children continue with their learning process and to reduce the drop out numbers. The project is currently implemented with a coverage of more than 9,000-plus children in the age group of 6-15 years. More than 40 trained staff members, 120 trained Vidya Sathi (local community women) in Roha (Raigadh District of Maharashtra), Nandesari (Vadodara District of Gujarat), Maval (Talegaon in Maharashtra) and Urban Clusters of Pune city (Pune, Maharashtra) and Jeedimetla (outskirts of Hyderabad, Telangana) are active participants of the programme. In the academic year 2022-23, we added two new locations, namely Savli (Vadodara District of Gujarat), and Dahej (Bharuch District of Gujarat).

  • Inclusion of salient features of National Education Policy 2020 in the curriculum and academic streams like vocational skill building activities, group activities, activities and exercises based on modern skills.

  • This year, basic English learning sessions were introduced with an aim of building, improving, and enhancing functional and spoken English skills of Vidya Sathis and also of Grade 3 to 8 children. Students are taught English language instilling confidence to pursue advanced English in future. Professional trainings and workshops were conducted to Vidya Sathis equipping them with English proficiency, which would be passed on to the young children.

  • Sustainability: Community-based 120-plus local women were trained through subject experts about various concept like, “Classroom Management”, “Art of Story Telling Techniques”, “Literacy and Numeracy Concept”, “Development of Teaching Learning Materials”, “Importance of Art and Craft in Education”, “Vedic Maths” and 21st century skill sets.

  • Vocational Skill Building Activities (as per the New Education Policy 2020) took a new leap this year with the exposure of Vocational Skill Building Sessions for the students of Grade 5 to 8. The idea behind the initiative was to link with new National Education Policy 2020 and introduce the children to various vocational skills and to prepare them for future challenges. Approximately, 900-plus children learnt various vocational skill concepts in their areas of interest like, diya making/painting, rakhi making, paper bag making, kitchen garden etc.

  • Objective

    To improve the school readiness among children by improving their developmental profile to help optimal learning when they start school.

    Key Activities:

    • Undertaking and regularizing the pre-school education sessions by trained ECE counselor as per the well-designed, planned modules of the Government.

    • Undertaking activities focused on 10 School Readiness Indicators ( Figure 1)

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