Let us Empower Each Child

India is a demographically young country. Among this young cohort, the country has a major skills gap. We are no strangers to the fact that education is the foundation of a young mind to realizing their potential. However, we were informed of some alarming facts that compelled Indus Net Foundation into existence –

Our country still has 1st generation learners. Every 200 students out of 500 in government schools do not go to school regularly. Whether or not you pass or fail, you are promoted to the next class. This means that even if you don’t know how to write your name you are in the next class if you are of the right age. This has led to some of our students not even knowing even Bengali alphabets and numbers. We observed that attendance is directly proportional to performance. The students (and the parents) who do not come to school regularly lack awareness. These students are the ones who are performing poorly. They are usually first generation learners who don’t know how to read and write the alphabet and numbers (both English and Bengali).

Our country still has 1st generation learners. Every 200 students out of 500 in government schools do not go to school regularly. Whether or not you pass or fail, you are promoted to the next class. This means that even if you don’t know how to write your name you are in the next class if you are of the right age. This has led to some of our students not even knowing even Bengali alphabets and numbers. We observed that attendance is directly proportional to performance. The students (and the parents) who do not come to school regularly lack awareness. These students are the ones who are performing poorly. They are usually first generation learners who don’t know how to read and write the alphabet and numbers (both English and Bengali).

We believed there will be a day when students across rural Bengal will have a library membership, they will be able to look up words in the dictionary or Google and get their work done. To realize this dream Indus Net Foundation and Krishworks (incubated by IIM Calcutta Innovation Park) launched the Project Learn Read at Karimpur Girls High School, Nadia, Where we provide a sound and activity based pedagogy of learning whereby students get to play and participate in group activities, language drills, audio-visuals for lessons, chain activities and role-plays. The focus is not only on the children but also on teachers who are provided training on soft skills, the curriculum and training to help them cater to every type of student that is present in the digital classroom. The training is imparted by means of both online and offline mechanisms.

OBJECTIVES:

  • English learning at the heart of our program
  • Growth of children teachers collaboratively
  • raining children of today to become leaders of tomorrow