Sopan- Instilling confidence through personality development
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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While under the Right to Education act, many children attend Government-run schools in the city of Chandigarh, these schools do not have the capacity of pay individual attention and give support to the students who lag behind in academics. Factors like high student-teacher ratio, illiterate parents and their minimal support among others are responsible for this. In such an environment, it becomes necessary for an entity to act as a Surrogate Parent to these children and impart supplementary classes, personality development, skill enhancement and familiarize them with digital learning which their counterparts in the privileged areas of the nation have easy access to. Chandigarh Administration, in the year 2007, provided Hamari Kaksha with some space in Govt. Nursery School, Sector 7-A, Chandigarh to carry out our operations and teaching/training programs after the classes. Hamari Kaksha thus proposes its project Sopan, which is an attempt to instill confidence among these disadvantaged children through personality development, communication skills and computer-aided learning.
Hamari Kaksha aims to utilize the classroom they have at their disposal in Govt. Nursey School, Sector 7-A to conduct their afternoon classes for 60 children between the age group 8-16 in different batches. A well-designed and holistic syllabus covering various aspects of personality training through poems, verses, extempore, story-telling, graphics, presentations and basic computer operating skills, paint and a few other basic tools can work towards opening them up and being confident to speak-out when presented to different situations. This project will be achieved with the help of a couple of computer-savvy motivated teachers cum trainers. Continuous evaluations and tests would help Hamari Kaksha assess the progress of the children in particular and Sopan in general. Expected Impact: Most of these children come from economically weaker sections of the society, living in slums and outhouses, are first generation learners and usually non-performers. On the other hand, their counterparts at other places have easier access to better coaching and modern-day progressive and digital environment.
Availing these basic necessary skills to them might prove to be the first step towards avoiding them grow up as misfits in the society and stand on their own feet. These fledglings who are now vulnerable to a bleak future will gain some confidence through Sopan and emerge as better honed individuals. This project acts as our pilot towards promoting and expaning the reach of Sopan in the coming years.
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