The year 2013 saw our efforts take shape and evolve into a valuable and sustainable asset for the betterment of society - The School Transformation project. Under this initiative, we upgrade the existing school infrastructure beginning with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) amenities, build Digital Classrooms, and appoint full-time Fellows for two years to empower children in government schools. We make schools a better place for the children to learn and grow.
We strive to create systemic impact through a holistic approach that not only emphasizes infrastructure creation but also its sustainability. Once the infrastructural transformation is done, a dedicated core team from Yuva Unstoppable keeps a close check on the upkeep of the project and manages the day-to-day maintenance activity. This creates a 360-degree rehabilitation of the school campus and ensures a better learning environment for the underprivileged students of these schools.
We also facilitate capacity building and behavior change sessions among students which empowers them to maintain cleanliness and personal hygiene and be more compassionate, kind, and grateful towards life, in general.THE INFRASTRUCTURAL AMENITIES WE IMPROVE INCLUDE:
- Drinking water facilities
- Urinals and sanitation facilities
- Dish washing areas
- Sheds and Gazebos in play areas
- Proper black boards for classrooms
- Painted and well-kept walls and exteriors
- Learning aid through colorful wall paintings
THE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE SESSIONS WE CONDUCT INCLUDE:
- Health & Hygiene – Daily Routine Habits, WASH practices, and Menstrual Hygiene Management
- Mental Growth - Self-belief & Gratitude
As the Digital India movement took shape, making it inclusive for all sections of society was imperative. This could be manifested at the grass roots level through digitizing learning environments with Digital Classrooms. With tech-based education, students would now be able to cross the threshold from the pen and paper era and enter a whole new world of possibilities available at a single click. It would also serve as magical phenomenon to get students excited and interested towards academics.
On the 2nd of July 2015, YUVA created the first systematic and modular Smart class structure for implementation in Government Aided/ Municipal schools across India. A smart class or a knowledge class is an interactive learning platform. It focuses on traditional learning delivered through modern technology with a clear focus on improved outcomes. It responds to the needs of students, and facilitates the teachers to revolutionize the entire teaching - learning experience.
A typical Yuva Smart Class comprises of:
- An Integrated Learning Tool - Smart Board or K-YAN
- Interactive Multimedia Content
- Interactive Experiment and Concept Simulations
- Scientific and Educational Videos
- Teacher Trainings and Capacity Building
Most recently, YUVA Unstoppable in partnership with Google for Education serves “Future Classroom”, a solution, which is a digital learning zone for teachers, students and parents to experience 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. It helps the teachers to spend more time on enhancement of student learning in a collaborative environment using emerging technologies.
A typical Google Future Class comprises of: 1. Chromebooks 2. Chrome Management Console 3. Google Apps for Education 4. Digital Content 5. Teacher Trainings and Capacity Building by Google Certified Trainers
The criteria for selecting prospective schools for Digital Class include; 1. Dedicated extra space for setting up the digital classroom 2. Support of the school staff and their zeal to learn and adapt to the technology 3. Scope of proper scheduling within the school timings for each of Grade 6th, 7th and 8th 4. Enthusiasm in the students for the new method of digital learning
The former President of India, Dr. APJ Kalam quotes in his biography – ‘Wings of Fire’, “Catch them young and watch them grow”. We develop an array of courses and awareness interventions for the students of government schools by aligning our youth and their quintessential energy towards the cause. Quality education is the right of each and every child and core values such as equality, gratitude and compassion are imparted during our sessions. Value education helps children become better human beings and socially conscious leaders of tomorrow. It plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of these underprivileged children and ensuring they’re incredibly successful in times to come.
Our Fellows make a commitment for full time assistance as Yuva fellows to monitor, direct and implement all our educational activities on the field for two years in government schools. These Fellows are an army of self-driven and motivated individuals dedicated to serve the society and doing good. At Yuva, they are given the right resources and a platform to achieve their goodwill under the Fellowship program.
It is an empowering journey for the Fellows too. On the job, they develop traits of leadership. They become responsible, proactive and synergistic. They refine these qualities, steepen their learning curves and at the same time make a lasting social impact on the lives of students. They are uplifting the lives of the next generation. It is a synergy that benefits both the volunteer and the beneficiary.