Lighting candles of hope in Uttarakhand.
For the first time in Uttarakhand in collaboration with The Hans Foundation, KEF organised
a workshop for 100 primary schools from Kapkot block in Bageshwar. The training
specifically focused on exploring newer and interesting teaching methods as well as working
on the need identified through them. Clarifies Saurabh Rai (PM) “The aim is to bring
qualitative changes in the government schools and students to create a teacher and student -
friendly atmosphere.” Coordinated by Vivek Rana (PM) with 20 fellows coming from
different states of India carrying diverse learning backgrounds, the workshop included
various activities for teaching of skills, learning through mutual contact, participation in
decision making. This resulted into guidance and enhancement of qualities.
The workshop includes participation of HT’s who multitask the school responsibilities and
somehow lead the community as well. Nima Bisht (G.P.S. Banshe) responds “I believe that a
child should have a free atmosphere to learn so that they come ahead confidently to perform
and participate actively, which I personally couldn’t do in my school days.” The workshop
also involved activities like yellow hat, life sharing, need analysis which encouraged
enthusiasm among the HT’s who are looking forward for more. “This workshop includes
empathic situations with regard to students and this is why it is going to be helpful for us in
future” replied Ganesh C. Pandey (G.P.S. Jagthana). It was not only a learning atmosphere
for the HT’s but a platform to introduce fellows who are going to work with them for the next
2 years. “ KEF is providing us a platform to learn while we work. The diversity in our team is
creating a mini India in Bageshwar and I believe we are going to be the change makers
throughout the journey and contribute for the transformation of all our expectation”
responded Linita Rane a fellow coming from Mumbai.
KEF is looking forward for more such interventions that will lead to change.
- Linita Rane