The goal of this project is to enable the kids at the Jeewanie child Development Centre to recuperate their English and IT skills to a point where they can succeed in school and hone these skills that will prepare them for post-secondary education or to enter the workforce. The main objectives of this project are listed below:
- Empower kids to pursue their dreams through motivational and capacity building programs.
- Provide a measurable increase in English reading, writing, listening and speaking.
- Provide a measurable increase in computing skills so they can keep up with their classroom peers.
- Foster a sense of paying it forward through value education workshops.
The above objectives will be realized as follows:
Empowering kids to pursue their dreams through motivational and capacity building programs.
At the beginning of the year a goal setting workshop will be carried out, where we will teach the kids how to set SMART goals and why goal setting is important to help achieve long term dreams.
These goals will then be revisited midyear to check if the kids are working towards achieving them. If the goals seem redundant or they have already achieved a major part of them, the old goals will be revised or reset.
A Career Day will be carried out to introduce different professions and give the kids an opportunity to get detailed insight about their fields of interest.
We will also host a Talent Show to allow them to showcase their abilities.
To break the cycle of Physical, mental and emotional stress by enabling children to become self sufficient through education and practical skills training.
Providing a measurable increase in English reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Develop a well designed, engaging and effective curriculum so that children are not bored. This could be done by:
Supplementing the activities in the text by adding engaging texts on the same theme. These could include written texts, photos, video clips, infographics, etc.
By engaging an outside individual to hold Bi-weekly english tuition classes - payment to be decided
The objective is that the students will increase their grade by one to two grade levels by the end of the school year.
Foster a sense of paying it forward through value education workshops.
We will carry out a series of workshops under the theme of Value Education focusing on Respect, Teamwork, Self Esteem and Giving back to their community.
A ‘Buddy Program’ has been introduced where we have paired up the girls and have requested them to get to know their respective Buddy and try to be their for each other during times of need. This program is to teach them empathy and how being there for someone else is a worthwhile and rewarding experience. In this program, we supply them with materials needed to make a Birthday card for their buddy, etc..
Providing a measurable increase in computing skills so they can keep up with their classroom peers.
We hope to equip the center with five computers and teach them basic computing skills such as the use of internet, email and the MS Office suite. Utilizing these computers will also provide an opportunity for them to improve their language skills through assisted English practice software.
With the aid of Sr. Shanthini, we will set up a time-table so all girls get an opportunity to develop and improve their IT skills.