Balvatika: Education for Underprivileged

Bhavyata Foundation with its expert team of educators and panel of experts in child education is dedicated to nurturing healthy and empowering childhood to the neediest and unprivileged children in urban Mumbai. Bhavyata Foundation has taken up the operations of 5 Balwadis (preschools) from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation since September 2018. We have embarked on increasing the productivity at the Balwadi by the convergence of nutrition, curiosity-driven learning and experiential tools for toddlers from age 3-6 years. Our intervention in the education of preschool children in underprivileged sections of society covers the following subjects and topics for communication for the all-around development of the children.

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Donate for Education at Preschools

We have designed a special model for the children which focuses on experimental learning. This helps them to develop in a holistic way from an early age physically, mentally, intellectually and morally. Effective teaching through Language and Literacy, Speech and Information, Craft, Picture and Object visualisation, Social Skills, Coherent Communication, Acting and Roleplay, Phonetics, Dance, Music and Creative Skills effectively aids child development

Donate for Child Nutrition

Without proper nutrition, a child cannot focus on learning which hampers her overall growth, physically and mentally. Under Balvatika, we provide nutritious meals every day in 5 Balwadis. A prominent rise in the attendance and the enrolment graph in the Balwadis was seen. It has risen by 23% due to the positive involvement of teachers in child-centric development by means of education. In our interaction with the staff and parents, we found parents satisfied with the progress of their children.

Donate Toys And Books Library

The special education model designed for the children aims to teach them by experiencing with the help of educational toys rather than only reading from books. We use a pedagogy that is student-centric, inspiring curiosity and responsibility to learn. We have embarked on increasing the productivity at the Balwadi by the convergence of nutrition, curiosity-driven learning and experiential tools. We need your help to enable these kids to learn in the best possible way.

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Early Childhood Care & Education

The Foundation of life begins with early and robust education in preschools.
BMC Balwadis (Preschools) run by Bhavyata Foundation with the convergence of nutrition, curiosity-driven learning and experiential tools for toddlers from age 3-6 years.

Bhavyata Foundation, with its expert team of educators and panel of experts in child education, is dedicated to nurturing healthy and empowering childhood to the neediest and unprivileged children in urban Mumbai.

At Bhavyata Foundation, we plan to tackle this concern at 3 levels:

  1. Experiential Education with emphasis on learning by interaction with teaching aids.
  2. Pedagogy is student-centric, inspiring curiosity and responsibility to learn.
  3. Quality Teacher training Models to create Efficient Teaching Models.

Our intervention in the education of preschool children in underprivileged sections of society covers the following subjects and topics for communication for the all-around development of the children. Effective teaching through language and literacy, speech and information, print activity, picture and object visualization, 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.

Shaping up early childhood in Municipal Preschools

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. The children are mostly from the disadvantaged families of informal jobholders, daily wage labourers and low-income households, where the least attention is paid to their child’s nutrition as well as education.
Bhavyata Foundation, in association with the Somaiya College of Nutrition, had conducted a Health and Nutritional Assessment of Balwadi Children. Along with it, a survey of parents was conducted to gather information about the Nutritional availability and food habits of Balwadi children at home.

According to a detailed report on State of Municipal Education in Mumbai, December 2015 by Praja Foundation, a worrying trend is visible in the state of education in public (municipal) schools in 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%.

There is a prominent rise in the attendance and the enrolment graph in the Balwadis operated by Bhavyata Foundation. It has risen by 23% due to the favourable environment and positive involvement of teachers in child-centric development, employing means of education. In our interaction with the staff and parents, we found parents satisfied with the progress of their children. With co-operative inputs to teachers of the preschools in regards to innovative and exciting ways to improve child development, the results have been showing up in active participation in learning systems.

Pre-Schools & Academic Year 2018-19 2019-20 Increment in Attendance
Ramabai Nagar Municipal School 45 51 13
Sainath Nagar Municipal School 18 25 39
Kavade Math Municipal School 25 27 8
Shivaji Nagar Municipal School No. 2 63 63 0
Sitaram Mill Compound Municipal School 22 30 37

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