With education as the entry point and pivotal for all LTPCT interventions, we work towards ensuring inclusive and quality education for children in the community we work.Equally important for us is measuring learning outcomes to understand progress made and areas for improvement....
LTPCT focuses on holistic development of chidren. The programme includes building a foundation during early childhood and remedial classes for Maths and English in adopted schools. LTPCT also supports sports in Secondary schools and promotes science in seven states, sparking curiosity, nurturing creativity and instilling confidence in economically disadvantaged children and Government school teachers. LTPCT collaborates with ICDs, Block Development Offices and partners like Pratham, Agastya and Magic Bus to implement the programme
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
SPORTS FOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
PROMOTION OF SCIENCE
To ensure the development of motor, socio-emotional and cognitive skills of 3 to 6 year old children and prepare them for schooling and learning, several activities are conducted at Anganwadis in Talasari. These are executed along with our implementation partner – one of India's most renowned NGOs in the field of education – Pratham.
Pratham has trained and appointed instructors, who support the Anganwadi Sevikas in 25 Anganwadis at Talasari on a daily basis. In addition, Anganwadi Sevikas from another set of 50 Anganwadi Centres are being trained at the block level for replication of good practices from model Anganwadi Centres.
Early Childhood Education teachers visit local communities to orient mothers with Pratham's work in detail, familiarise them with programmes and invite them to work on group activities, which can later be conducted with their child at home. This is done to connect the mothers to one another, and involve them in their child's preparedness for school education.
With a view to enhance Language and Mathematics learning levels amongst students from Stds. 1 to 7 who are lagging behind in studies, a 30-day Advanced Competency Camp is conducted, where subjects such as Language (Marathi) and Mathematics are covered. The objective is to create a learning environment in which children could learn independently with their peers and in groups with a spirit of curiosity.
To promote excellence in sports in schools, Magic Bus India Foundation is implementing a sports programme in 23 schools in Talasari Block, covering 8421 children studying in Stds. 6th to 10th in Zilla Parishad schools and Secondary schools, by conducting sports activities like kho-kho, kabaddi, long jump, athletics, etc.
The Trust has partnered with Magic Bus Foundation which runs the unique Sports for Development (S4D) initiative. The programme is modelled around an Activity Based Curriculum that uses games to teach children about education, gender, health, and key issues affecting them. The games are designed to help children excel in building physical, social, and personal skills.
LTPCT has partnered with the Agastya International Foundation to implement a programme on Science on Wheels. The programme brings imaginative and innovative, hands-on science education, project-based and peer-to-peer learning to schools, towns and villages in seven states.
Agastya uses the hub-and-spoke model, wherein three Science Centres act as hubs where experiments are exhibited for students and teachers from nearby schools and localities. At the same time, 13 mobile science labs equipped with models and experiments based on the school curriculum, act as spokes, arousing the interest of rural students in science. The program also entails conducting science fairs, teacher training sessions, training of Young Instructor Leaders (YILs, or student mentors), and exposing rural communities to the amazing world of science – from anatomy to astronomy.
The objective of the digital programme is to bridge the digital divide and enable tribal children, teachers and communities to experience technology and computers in the remote villages of Talasari, Navsari & Surat.
LTPCT, in partnership with SAP India, L&T Institute of Technology, Pratham Infotech and Hope Foundation came together to mitigate challenges of the digital divide in rural India. The programme aimed to reduce the gap in access to digital education among disadvantaged communities by giving them a 'Touch and Feel' experience of the digital world, to begin with.
SAP India and LTPCT collaboration is strong partnership model to address digital inclusion issue in remote areas.