Swanirvar is working for the overall quality improvement of 60 Shishu Shiksha Kendra (SSK) of Deganga Block. We are giving inputs since 2011-12. Till 2013 our major inputs were to give extensive hand held trainings and workshops with the teachers. We had given training to them on – Bengali, English, Mathematics and EVS for class I-IV. We also did Teaching Learning Material (TLM) development workshops on the above subjects and workshops on Art and Crafts with the teachers. Moreover they also got our developed TLMs on Bengali, Math and English.
From 2013-14 we also gave classroom inputs to the students. Presently, most of the schools were doing innovative and excellent activities with the children.
|Students of Class IV with their leaves|
Reports of some innovative activities in SSKs given below.
Uttar Kaliani SSK:
The teachers of this SSK got extensive trainings from us. One of the teacher, Baby Palit got orientation on EVS from our staff. She started innovative activities in her school. She asked the 33 students of class-IV to collect the common and locally available leaves found to their home and surrounds. The students collected these and pasted in their exercise books.
After that she asked them to write a few lines on these trees from which they collected their leaves. Also asked them to write the importance of these trees/ fruits/vegetables/flowers etc and its use in their daily life. The students enjoyed the activity and they also collected the information for their elders. They made a complete register of plants available in their areas. These also help them to understand the utility of different plants.
One of the students, Saniara Khatun who was mentally retarded actively participated in the entire leave collection process. She also made her register beautifully and also collected the information of the trees from her neighbors. When we visited that school she come out with her exercise book and explained to us how she made this.
Inspired by this, the students of Class-III were also making these register and collecting information under the guidance of their class teacher.
|Saniara with her note book|
Paschim Changdana SSK:
One Retired British teacher, Margarate Flanagan innovated different techniques to teach English to the weak children while she worked in Swanirvar. Our staff got trainings from her and also spread these ideas to the SSK teachers.
Usha Paul, one of the teachers of Paschim Changdana SSK started English class with the weak children. She was using locally available vegetables, fruits and materials to teach them. The students enjoyed the class joyfully and they also doing very well in that subject. Presently, many of them could do basic communications with the visitor and shown their interest in English. According to them, they felt scared in English class but presently they were enjoying this session very much.
|English Class with vegetables|