Born Learning Campaign- Thanisandra, supported by United Way
Vidyanikethan is implementing the United Way supported Born Learning Campaign in 12 Anganwadi centres in Thanisandra, Bangalore, reaching out to about 300 children. The objective is to improve the functioning of the centres by providing nutritional support, services related to child development, and providing learning materials to the children.
Training on usage of TLMs (Teaching Learning Material):
A Teacher Training programme was conducted in May-2016, for all 12 Anganwadi teachers, staff at Thanisandra High school about the objective of assessment and teaching learning materials to understanding the level among the children, and teachers role & responsibility.
Talent Day at Thanisandra Cluster
A talent day was organized on 21st Jan, 2017 at the Thanisandra High School playground, where the mood was like a carnival. The arrangements included identifying spaces for children performance, placing chairs for guests & parents show related logistics and signage etc were all going on simultaneously.
The guests present at the venue, especially the chief guests Mr. Prakash from Child Development Programme Officer CDPO and Ms. Sharadhambha Supervisor were present. The 350 children & their parents who participated from all the centres , were full of enthusiasm. It was a day that they were anticipating since many days. This was a day where they could not only enjoy participating but also bring out their talents & potential to the optimum.
- The teachers learnt about making learning materials from waste materials, which they customized as per the requirement of the school. Many of them said that these issues were not covered in their regular Teaching training programme.
- The children are showing improvement in the children. Their concentration has improved, and so has their reading and written skills.
Health Camps organized at two Anganwadi centres
Vidyanikethan organized two health camps on 17-9-2016 and 14.12.16 at Nagenahalli Anganawadi centre and Thanisandra anganwadi center. These were done with collaboration of Manipal Hospital and Mobility India. The doctors interacted with mothers on various child and women health issues. The health camp was conducted for three Anganwadi combined ( Thanisandra, Rachenahalli, Saraipalya) Total 70 members have taken treatment including 43 children and 23 women.