Single Teacher Schools
Even after 74 years of independence, Education remains a distant dream for millions of children in India, those in rural and remote areas are deprived of Primary Education. Considering the magnitude of poverty and illiteracy, it is the responsibility to address these issues and improve the quality of life of the children in rural areas through education. In Tamil Nadu, though there are Government Schools in most villages, the drop outs ratio is also high. Villages and tiny hamlets in the remotest corners of Tamil Nadu have no access to proper roads. Hence, Education has to be taken to the doorsteps of the children. Such a step will improve the overall literacy rate and ensure that every child, irrespective of the background, will get good Education which alone will alter the destiny of the children, leading to self-sustenance and economic liberation. To ensure all village children are provided free quality primary education, Swami Vivekananda Rural Development Society has established Single Teacher Schools in 1057 villages of Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chengalpet, Ranipet, Coimbatore, Vellore, Thiruvarur, Thiruvannamalai, Mayiladuthurai and Nagapatinam districts in educating village children.
Identifying educated women from the village and training her as teacher. Children between the age group of 5 and 12 years are enrolled and classes from 1st to 5th std are conducted. The schools runs between 5.30pm to 8.30pm. The curriculum includes Tamil, English, Maths and Science which is based on State Board Syllabus. Classes are conducted from Monday to Saturday every week. Children are also taught value based education, discipline, hygiene and elementary yoga with the focus of character building. Every school is provided with Blackboard, Solar Lamp, Syllabus, Notebooks, Library books, Educational charts, Pencil, Chalk Magic Slate, Eraser, Medical Kit and Sports kit. Monthly teachers meeting is conducted in which teachers are trained and updated in the monthly syllabus. Annual training is also conducted as 3 day program. Special training is provided for teachers where guest speakers are invited and share their knowledge with teachers.
Village children are enrolled in the schools and given quality primary education. The children are able to Read, Write without any difficulties, all the children of Single Teacher Schools are given Quality Primary Education. As the school is run in their own village, they show keen interest in learning as many of their hardship is nullified and they continue their education without dropouts. They mingle with each other, develop companionship which gives them the feeling of oneness with no Caste conflict. With the advent of Single Teacher Schools in the villages the village women are provided employment. They are self employed. She commands respect among villagers by virtue of her conduct. Teachers (Women) Self-esteem has raised as our 95% of Teachers are women leading to Women Empowerment.
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Battle of The Buffet (BoB) is an annual fundraising event organized by Chennai Mission, Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhini Trust, and Aram Porul to support NGOs based out of Tamil Nadu. Earlier, BoB was celebrated as part of ‘Daan Utsav’, a Festival of Giving. Due to COVID, this year BoB is celebrated in the month of Dec 2020.
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