Nali Kali -- a changing revolution(Joyful learning)
Nali kali –The Best practices of Karnataka:- India has an exceptionally rich diversity of communities, ranging from tribes to technologist. India also has the most diverse plant and animal life on earth. To educate an illiterate population of such a country, whose rich oral traditions are many thousands of years old presents a considerable challenge. Centralized educational systems cut off the underprivileged both from their own culture and from a meaningful modern education. This is widely evident in the problems that stalk India’s rural schools: large dropout rates, unacceptable levels of failure at examinations and frequent teacher absenteeism. This is mainly because most of the schools have mono grade class rooms
Schools are strongest institutions in the child’s life. Schools play a crucial and a formative role in the spheres of cognitive, language, emotional, social and moral development of the children. Teachers who are the key masters of this institution have a major role in shaping the future of the individual children.
In mono grade /traditional classrooms, teachers are the sole leaders who lead the students from lesson to lesson and it is a teacher-directed process. There is no provision or mechanism for slow learners or for students who return after long absenteeism to continue their studies, which result into demoralization and dropouts. Though the mono grade supposed to have one teacher per class, in actual facts, most schools functioned with very few teachers and therefore in effect these were multilevel, multi grade schools. In most rural primary schools the passive and one-way communication and multi grade situation resulted into children not acquiring the competencies or the abilities to read, write or comprehend.
The impact of joyful learning on children can be possible only through individual care, child centered and activity based curriculum that can suit the multi grade /multi level situation. The academic curriculum is to be graded for individual level of learning. The curriculum has to be integrated with activities Can we make the child feel enjoy about the time spent in the school in this situation? This became the major concern and concept of Nali-kali–Joyful learning, a methodology that fulfills the learning achievement of children emerged
Science mobile lab
Science Mobile Lab :
In collaboration with Agastya International Foundation- science lab, mounted on a van, travels through villages and brings science exposure to children by allowing them to do experiments using locally available material.
Science Mobile Lab activity is initially implemented in collaboration with Agastya International Foundation in the 9 districts. During 2009-10, this activity is implemented in all the districts of Karnataka. During 2009-10, it is implemented in collaboration with two more NGO, i.e. Bharathiya Gnana Vignana Samithi (1 district) and Karnataka Rajya Vignana Parishath ( 1 district). Remaining districts are with Agastya International Foundation.
Activities and Progress
Progress of in service training 2009-10 (Till February 2010)
|SL.NO||Focus area||Target Group||Duration (Days)||Physical Target||Achievement||Programmes|
|04||Jeevan Vignan-2||HPS Teachers||5||50000||19596||97980|
|09||Chaithanya-3||1/3 H.S Teachers||3||1380||636||1908|
|10||Geography||1/3 H.S Teachers||3||1380||636||1908|
|11||CRC Meeting||All Teachers||4||228885||204041||816164|
|13||Scouts & Guides||P.E.Teachers||7||1000||1676||11732|
|14||Nannolagina naanu(U)||Urdu Teachers||3||15000||8625||25875|
|15||Yoga & VE||All teachers||3||11000||2058||10290|
|17||Chaitrada Chiguru||Needy teachers||2||5071||10142|
|18||Chinnara Angala||Needy teachers||3||1613||4839|
|20||Action Research||HPS teachers||2||13067||26134|
|Other Trainings||All Teachers||2||75083||150166|
|03||census and others||All Teachers||1||28618||28618|
|04||Resource Persons Training||3||62||186|
|05||Chaithanya-1||Second year teachers||3||200||600|
|Target training days =228885 X 15 days=3433275 days|
|Achieved training days =2300655, avarage training days = 10.05|
|avarage progress = 67.01|
|planned to achieve 13 days till march 2010.|
Many trainings are conducting in the month of January and February ( Evaluation, ILO, C.R.C. meeting, Jeevana Vignan and others.)
State Nali-kali free helpline number-1800-425-0330
|SL.NO||District names||Nali-Kali free help line numbers|