Bharti Foundation, in partnership with Directorate of School Education, Jammu had conducted 4 days training session on Study Skills modules for 315 resource persons from 206 Govt. Schools who have now rolled out the series of modules thought virtual mode and reached to 11,522 from 161 High and Higher Secondary School students.
Despite the nationwide lockdown, Bharti Foundation ensured that the students continue to grow holistically. The team designed study skill modules covering four major aspects – Goal Setting, Time Management, Tackling Procrastination and Stress Management. These modules were then used to train the nominated resource persons from the Counselling Cell, DSEJ through virtual means, who further trained students across districts of Jammu.
Webinars were conducted for the nominated resource personnel from 13th to 16th May 2020. They further delivered these training modules to students engaging various channels, ensuring a vast reach across Jammu.
The modules were rolled out in a systematic manner; a weekly schedule for conducting webinar was given to each resource person. The training communication and material sharing was done through zone-wise WhatsApp groups, Google Docs were circulated to track progress at every stage. The modules were concluded by the Counselling Cell officials, under the direction of DSEJ to make this initiative sustainable.
The first & second phase of student training has been concluded while the third phase is currently ongoing.
Speaking on the success of this initiative, Director of School Education, Ms. Anuradha Gupta, Jammu said, “We wanted to ensure that our teams are able to continue providing high quality education to students across Jammu division despite challenging times. Education plays a pivotal role in the development of a country. We all are pooling in every possible resource to provide our teachers with best teaching techniques as a part of our strategy to raising the bar a notch higher each time to ensure that our students are at par with others across the globe.”
Mr Anil Bhat, Project Head , Bharti Foundation added, “It has been our constant endeavor to provide rural children access to quality education through innovative teaching-learning methodologies. Technology, especially when schools are closed due to COVID-19, have helped us in ensuring that students across rural area continue to stay engaged with education, while being at home.”
Bharti Foundation has been closely working with organizations to promote and enhance the quality of teaching and learning in rural schools and develop them as institutions of learning excellence. Through its education programs for rural India, the Foundation is currently reaching out to more than 2,70,000 students in close to 1,000 schools, including partner Government schools and Satya Bharti Schools, across 16 States and Union Territories.
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