Knowledge Hub for Education & Learning

KHEL Center Patna

The Challenge

Lack of proper nutrition slows down their learning and understanding which hampers their mental growth.Their learning level is low they are not enrolled in their respective class according to their age.Irregularity & School timing is also a big challenge.

Overview

The KHEL Model (Knowledge Hub for Education and Learning) envisages establishing open learning spaces for socially and economically disadvantaged children and youth. KHEL does not limit itself to helping the child acquire basic literacy but focuses on holistic learning so that the child grows intellectually and not just mechanically as often happens in the context of schools/institutions serving the underprivileged.

Open Learning Space

The project includes supplementary/remedial education to address the issue of basic literacy and adoption of child friendly methods of learning and context specific education to enhance their intellectual well being. For the children’s intellectual growth focus is on use of creative arts – learning through theatre, drama, music, group discussions, movie screenings, and book clubs. The centre also plans to offer the youth skill development training in areas of their interest.

Teaching-Learning Processes

We endeavour to create transformative learning space for children through a conducive co- learning environment. The pupil teacher ratio stands at 25:1. Classroom teaching learning methodologies include the teacher learner reversible role and students guiding each other. Weak children are supported through peer group learning which motivates the child.

Community Mobilization

Community visits, interacting with the parents and mobilizing them to send the children to the centre regularly.Parent Teacher meetings- Parent Teacher meetings were organized almost on all Sundays at the door step of the children. A few visit the center when called.

Children attending after School Programme

Youth enrolled in computer training

Students in business English course

Start year

Bal Sansad

September saw hectic activity with Bal sansad Candidates filing their Nomination papers for various ministerial Posts .Elections were held on the 5 th of September & the 2nd Bal Sansad took their oath on 7 th of September 2014. 

 

Open House Meeting

Open House Meeting organized Each Month. The meeting Chaired by the Prime minister of BAL Sansad. In open House meeting are to review previous work & next planning, Progress of Math, Computer, English, Hindi & also discuss any problems in center & Open Suggestion Box and discuss issues. 

 

Peer Learning

Peer learning is an educational practice in which students interact with other students to attain educational goals. This will promote thinking and healthy environment at centre.

Our Processes

Knights in shining armor

Sanjana Kumari belongs from Bind Community. She is thirteen years old. She is reading in class seven, lives in slum area in Tesh Lal Verma Nagar, near railway track Patna. Her Father’s name is Sri Bhushan Bind and her mother is Meena Devi. They both work as daily wagers.She has four sisters and two brothers, is the eldest child of her parents and has to shoulder a lot of responsibility, taking care of her siblings while her parents are away for work.There is no literate person in her family. She is a first generation learner. Due to heavy responsibility, she had to drop out of school after class 5th, but three years later when her siblings could manage themselves she tried to continue her study but was not happy with the school environment.

In 2010 with the opening of Diksha Foundation Sanjana’s community was encouraged to attend school. It was a golden opportunity for Sanjana when she joined Diksha Foundation. A survey was carried out by Diksha Foundation and it came to light that there were quite a number of children who were school dropouts. Team members of Diksha Foundation encouraged children to join school and as a result of the teams motivation children like Sanjana got re-enrolled in school. She liked the teaching methodology of here. She is interested in dancing, drawing, singing & painting.She wants to be an ideal teacher and wants to spread the light of knowledge in her community and everywhere.

Member Child Rights Alliance

Kundan comes from a very simple family. His father’s name is Sri Babulal Bind and his mother’s name is Sharmila Devi. Kundan has two brothers and three sisters. He is the eldest of his siblings. His parents work as daily wagers. His family has migrated from village for their livelihood and shifted to Patna. They reside beside the railway track in Lalu Nagar area. Kundan started going to a nearby school and continued studying their till class 5. Thereafter like other children of his community. He had to leave school and return back to his grandparents in the village. Kundan had to discontinue school because of lack of money and the distance of the school. He also started working as a child labourer and did not attend school for two years.

In 2010 with the opening of Diksha Foundation kundan’s community was encouraged to attend school. It was a golden opportunity for kundan when he joined Diksha Foundation. A survey was carried out by Diksha Foundation and it came to light that there were quite a number of children who were school dropouts. Team members of Diksha Foundation encouraged children to join school and as a result of the teams motivation children like kundan got re-enrolled in school. Kundan realised his mistake and promised that he would not bunk classes and would attend school regulary.

During this period “Save The Children” organisation invited a participant for the children’s Alliance and luckily kundan was selected as representative for Diskha Foundation. Interacting with other children he learnt a lot about the rights of children. And till date he continues to attend workshops & Seminars organised by “Save the Children”. Whatever Kundan learns he makes sure that all his friends know about the same. Inspired by all this exposure kundan is now an active participant in the teacher learner reversible role. He is proving to be a good teacher and an enthusiastic learner.

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