Balvatika (Shaping up early childhood in Municipal Preschools)
According to a detailed report on State of Municipal Education in Mumbai, December 2015 by Praja Foundation, The state of education in the public (municipal) schools in country’s economic capital, Mumbai. In the last five years, enrolment in schools run by MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) has dropped by around 40,778 students, an aggregate drop of 9%.
Under the flagship of Lessons for life initiative, which focuses on experiential education, Bhavyata Foundation has taken up the operations of five Balwadis (preschools) from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation since September 2018.
Bhavyata Foundation with its expert team of educators and panel of experts in child education are dedicated to nurture healthy and empowering childhood to the most needy and unprivileged children in urban Mumbai.
At Bhavyata Foundation, we plan to tackle this concern at 3 levels:
- Experiential Education with emphasis on learning by interaction with teaching aids.
- Pedagogy which is student centric, inspiring curiosity and responsibility to learn.
- Quality Teacher training Models to create Efficient Teaching Models.
Our intervention in education of pre school children in underprivileged sections of society covers the following subjects and topics for communication for all round development of the children. Effective teaching through Language and Literacy, Speech and Information, Print activity, Picture and object visualisation, Social Skills, Non conflicting communication, Respecting children emotions, Arts and Crafts, Acting and Role play, Dance and music, Family and Society support and Creative Skills help to tackle the concerns productively.
We shall be in need of many teaching aids, educational and infrastructural support and administrative and evaluative supervision for achieving key outcomes of this project.
The expenses to be incurred are of three types:
Common educational resource and administrative expenses
One time resource costs per Preschool
Recurring annual costs per preschool