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l VIVEKA TRIBAL CENTRE FOR LEARNING UNIT OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA YOUTH MOVEMENT QUARTERLY REPORT FROM JULY TO SEPTEMBER 2015 SUBMITTED TO ASHA FOR EDUCATION, BOSTON CHAPTER

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lVIVEKA TRIBAL CENTRE FOR LEARNINGUNIT OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA YOUTH MOVEMENT (quarterly report from july to september 2015 SUBMITTEd TO ASHA FOR EDUCATION, BOSTON CHAPTER )

Swami VIVEKANANDA YOUTH MOVEMENT

Viveka Tribal Centre for Learning, Hosahalli

REPORT FROM the Month of july to september 2015

Goal: Quality Education, focusing on values, literacy, numeracyand appropriate vocational training through joyful, experiential and child centered learning processes for children in H.D.Kote taluk in the age group of 6 to15, particularly girls.

Location:

Hosahalli,Beeramballi post, Heggadadevanakote taluk

Mysore district - 571116, Karnataka state.

Project Beneficiaries: All the children of tribal colonies of H.D.Kote Taluk

Support from TITAN:

Target: 117 High School children for the year 2015-16, all belonging to Indigenous forest based tribal groups.

Objective:

The objectives of this collaborative intervention of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement and TITAN Co Ltd., are as below:

Provide quality and value based education from classes I to X adopting child-centric, joyful, and experiential learning processes.

Facilitate holistic development of children covering their social, emotional, physical and psychological needs by additional soft skill training.

Provide pre-vocational training in electrical, mechanical and agriculture to the students of Classes VI to X.

Counsel, provide career guidance and support for students during and after passing their class X.

All the above at the existing functioning Viveka Tribal Centre for Learning, at Hosahalli, Beeramballli Post, HD Kote Taluk, Mysore District, Karnataka.

A Brief Summary: This is a narrative report of various activities conducted by Viveka Tribal Centre for Learning (VTCL) from July to September 2015. The report briefly describes about activities related toSchool academics, Cultural Programs, Celebrations, Exposures, Visits, Guests Talk, Training for Teachers, Meetings etc.

Anecdote:

A SEED of English

Though it was found tough to learn English at the beginning of May, students gradually improved their listening skills by the second month and started to speak out little. By this third month we found a spectacular change in class 10 children when compared to earlier days, they reached the stage to perform a small drama by name A SEED completely in English conversation without the dialogue papers in their hand.

Today, our confidence level is doubled by looking the learning interest and speed of our children, which is igniting and inspiring us to take even more better steps in our teaching criteria and helping students to enlighten their future and also to guide them in their higher studies.

1. Academics:

By the beginning of July Formative assessment-1 has started, each child is concentrated to pick up her/his level from what they were before. This assessment gave the statistics of improvement in their studies after the convergence with the new children who are from ST Category. (Annexure 1 FA 1 1st to 10th std).

In order to measure the proper growth and health issues in children, Health checkup for each student were done as part of care for the health and nutrition of a child.

Case Study:

Being the 8th child to their parents, Manjula is from ST category who has got 9 siblings (1 boy & 9 girls) with her in the family. Manjulas family is very much backward in its socio-economic condition. She got admission to high school in VTCL this year from Jakkhalli government school, though she is averagestudent in her studies, her talent is not limited, she caught the sight of physical educator with her running performance, she is trained with nutrition foods and dailycoaching before and after school hours for running. When this girl completed in sports, she won first prize in taluk level and selected for state level in 3000-meter running race. Manjula when enquired expressed that she has a dream to reach National level, and in studies to become an Engineer.

2. Exposures/ Visits:

VTCL provides exposures for both teachers and students which provideopportunities to enhance their knowledge and experience, mentioned below are details of exposures done in three months.

On 3rd of August, All students of 8th class were taken to the farm of Mrs.Suma at Gendathur to know about instant medicines available around us for minute problems that we may face in our daily life. Mrs. Suma is practicing medicine learnt from her grandparents. She explained the use of different plants for different scenarios.

Following, 9th class students were also taken to N. Begur to find out medicinal plants around homes and school.

On 26th of September, students were taken to Excel soft pvt ltd, Mysuru along with the budding teachers. There was an experiment exhibited as part of the occasion of celebrating International Light Year, more than 50 experiments related to light has been conducted. Following the visit, all were taken to National Museum to know about historical evolution and Big bazar for showing the innovation in marketing strategies.

3. Celebrations:

VTCL celebrated various events of National importance and Festivals. These events provided many opportunities for students and teachers to experience the spirit of nationalism, recall and understand various works done by national leaders and our Ancestors, their values, ideology about nation and outlook towards life.

Following are the key events celebrated at our school:

On the 25th of July, with the support Mr.Rakesh, an artists team from Mysore, visited the school and voluntarily performed Bharatanatyam dance at Annapoorna hall, all the staffs and students enjoyed the show.

On the 14th of August, Parents mela was arranged as part of Independence Day celebration. Students progress report, Kites Hoisting, and cultural activities were arranged at the occasion.(Annexure 2 - Parents Mela )

On the 15th of August, Independence Day was celebrated along with the parents, children and all the staff. A video show about struggle for the freedom and cultural activities were the beautiful add on for the wonderful event.(Annexure 3 - Independence Day)

On the 29th of August, around 135 students including teachers from Bharatiya Vidyabhavan, Mysuru, visited our school and celebrated Raksha Bandhan by sharing Rakhi tags and performing cultural events with our high school students and staff.

On 5th September, The Teachers Day has celebrated by VTCL at VSOE, Sargur premises. (Annexure 4 - TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATION)

On the 17th of September, Ganesh Chaturti festival has celebrated in the school by installing idol of lord Ganapa at Annnapurna hall. The special sweets distributed to all the students in order to add joy to the festive celebration.

4. Guest/ Resource Person Visits:

Many people visit VTCL either to share their knowledge or to give their helping hands throughout the year, following are the details of visitors:

On 24th of July, staff of Hongirana school from Shimoga District visited the school to compare their education system with ours. They also told that they wouldlike to support for two children of our school and provide free education from next year.

On 04th of August,Resource Persons Sri. Kiran,Katte Hunsur Govt higher Primary School.H.D.kote. Sri.Harsha, Govt higher Primary School, Gandhi Nagar, H.D.Kote, shared their knowledge by conducting the program through Vignana Vahini at VTCL campus. The subject was on the topics Circles and Nuclear Energy. All high school students enjoyed the workshop.

In themonth of September, SVYM has organizedanOrientation programforAssistants/Executive Probationary officers of Central Secretariat Serviceof various Ministries from Govt of Indiaon"UnderstandingNGOsandDevelopment".Aspartofthe

trainingprogram,theparticipantsvisitedallcentersofSVYM including VTCL and VTTRC in 3 batches. The details are as follows.

Batch

Date of Visit

No of Participants

Batch-1

1-Sep-15

79

Batch-2

3-Sep-15

33

Batch-3

5-Sep-15

89

5. Co-Curriculum:

School never misses the chance of participation in co-curriculum activities, which creates the stage for exposing the creativity along with the learning activities, here are some of the participations of VTCL in these three months.

From 6th of July to 11th of July, VSOE has arranged different programs like street play, Video show, Collage work and Drawing Competition. Around 60 students from 12 schools around Sargur were participated. Our 10 Students participated in the Drawing competition about traffic rules and Rajappa won first prize in high school section. Suresh.M.R won 3rd prize in HPS section.

By the end of July month, Entrepreneurship Development Program from I Create India has conducted for 10th std students. The Objective of the workshop is to ignite the skill of converting the ideas and strengthenthe students in business strategies, criteria of marketing and Advertisement, choosing best suitable area for implementing business, Money Management etc., Also preparing the Presentation on their Ideas and competing in District, State and National levels.

(Annexure 5 - Entrepreneurship Development Program)

On the 21st of July, the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore with the support of Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports, Karnataka announces a week long Introductory Movement Workshop in Bengaluru. Auditions to select participants for