AWC Felicitation WorkshopA workshop for Anganwadi workers was organised by SHIKSHA Initiative on 10th October 2022. The workshop was attended by Mrs. Poonam Tiwari, District Program Ofcer (DPO), Gautambudh Nagar, Mrs. Manju Verma, Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), Dadri, Mr. Radhey Shyam, Child Development Protection Officer (CDPO) Sikandrabad and Mrs. Neha, Head of Gram Panchyat, Chithera along with the team of Anganwadi workers and helpers. The objective of the workshop was to share experiences, learnings and planning a way ahead after completion of 30-day long pilot Anganwadi program.
Launch of SHIKSHA Samriddhi ProgramSHIKSHA Initiative entered a new domain of providing 'quality education to adolescent girls' through its SHIKSHA Samriddhi Program which was launched on 26th August 2022 to ensure that young girls complete their schooling and get an ecosystem for holistic development. The program started by adopting the Govt. Girls Inter College (GGIC) Kamlapur, Sitapur, and Govt. Girls Inter College, BB Nagar, Bulandshahr. The purpose of this project is to extend academic support to the girl students of GGIC and develop college environment to promote personality development and increased learning outcomes.
Apex Leadership VisitsMs. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO, HCL Corporation and Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation visited all the programs of SHIKSHA Initiative in Koknamau village of Kasmanda Block of Sitapur on 23rd April 2022. Ms. Roshni visited Government Girls Inter College, Kamlapur where SHIKSHA's newest initiative – AllGirls School (AGS) is being implemented. She interacted with the girls and motivated them to excel in their lives.
October 2021 - March 2022
Alignment with Aspirational District ProgrammeThe Aspirational District Programme focuses on development across five sectors of Healthcare and Nutrition, Education, Agriculture and Water Resources, Basic Infrastructure, and Skill Development and Financial Inclusion. In education domain, the focus of ADP is on learning outcomes at primary and secondary level, especially students' performance in Mathematics and Language. It also focuses on infrastructure pertaining to education institutions such as girls' access to toilets, electricity supply, drinking water, etc.
Project SACSHAMSHIKSHA Initiative is an implementing partner in a rather brilliant initiative named as Project SACSHAM (Smartly Attended Classes for Skill Honing and Advancement Module) of UP education Department launched by Mr. Ishan Pratap Singh, Chief Development Officer, Shravasti.
August 2020 - March 2021
Life Behind Masks: The Many Shades of COVIDIndia confirmed its first coronavirus case in Kerala, but until the beginning of March, the Indian people hadn't paid much attention to the virus. The government, the ministry of health and family welfare, to be specific, though, had taken note of news trickling in from China about a new disease that had resulted in acute respiratory infections, and activated the Joint Monitoring Group to keep track of developments.
‘Learning the Art of Storytelling’Storytelling is an art to tell stories in a way to engage the audience. It’s an extremely valuable tool through which the storyteller conveys a message, information and knowledge in an entertaining manner. Stories have always been a crucial component to communicate with children and introduce concepts.
SHIKSHA Initiative Team meets MLA, DadriDeputy Project Manager (DPM), SHIKSHA Initiative presented the detailed description of SHIKSHA Initiative, ICT based education along + with SHIKSHA program. The law maker appreciated the program and showed his keen interest in extending support for the effective implementation of the program.
SHIKSHA Plus Certificate Distribution Ceremony in Gautam Buddha Nagar,District JailSHIKSHA program of SHIKSHA Initiative is working to address the issue of adult illiteracy through its profound intervention. In view of the above, SHIKSHA expanded its operation in District Jail, Gautam Buddha Nagar.
Department of Basic Education, Uttar Pradesh Launches ‘UMANG’SHIKSHA Initiative team visited Department of Basic Education, Uttar Pradesh on April 24, 2019. During the meet, Dr. Sarvendra Vikram Bahadur Singh Director, Department of Basic Education (DoBE), Ms. Lalita Pradeep Additional Director, DoBE, Mr. Amrendra Singh – Additional Director, DoBE.
Discussion initiated to start 5 new schools in SikandrabadOn March 8, 2019, meeting was held between SHIKSHA Initiative and Mr. Balveer Bhati, former Head of the Block, Sikandrabad with an objective to apprise him about SHIKSHA Initiative. He was well-versed about SHIKSHA Initiative, ICT based education along with SHIKSHA.
Impact Evaluation – IIM, LucknowHere we go with the story of SHIKSHA, which changed the conventional method of teaching in rural areas of the district Sitapur to an ICT enabled teaching. Development programs are designed in a way which can bring the change in the outcomes like improved learning.
Bringing Dream to Real LifeSHIKSHA Initiative is soaring high and expanding its dimensions day-by-day to achieve the goal ‘Eradication of Illiteracy’. Moving to newer districts and adopting new modals along with operating SHIKSHA+ centre at Gautam Buddha Nagar District Jail is one step forwards the goal.
Differentiated Learning Concepts: Enabling Learners DifferentlyAt the very basic level, differentiated learning is the efforts of teachers/instructors to respond to variance among learners in a conventional classroom. Teacher/instructor reaching out to an individual learner or small group to vary his/her teaching in order to create the best possible learning experience.
Recursive Feedback: Backbone for Quality E-LearningImportance of the same is being explained scientifically by Dr. Mary Kalantzis. For organization like SHIKSHA Initiative it become more important to have the recursive feedback, which become more important to develop Digital content more effective for the effectiveness of the program.
ABC of Content DevelopmentDeveloping any eLearning content is a multidisciplinary effort and requires synchronized skill set from different expertise. SHIKSHA Initiative content follows a stringent and state-of-the-art development process to benefit its target audience in every possible way.
Rejuvenated Minds for ExpansionSHIKSHA Initiative has entered into a new phase in the dawn of this month. The hyper-scale model of SHIKSHA Plus got approved by the apex leadership making us committed to reaching out to 5000 adult learners in the running fiscal year.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra’s visit to SitapurRoshni Nadar Malhotra, a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation visited government primary schools (P.S.), namely P.S. Kamlapur, P.S. Kasmanda I and SHIKSHA Plus Centre of village Narayanpur on February 28, 2018.
Microsoft Office Training ProgrammeSHIKSHA Initiative organized “Microsoft Office Training Program” for its employees in both the locations- CoE (Dadri) and Expansion (Kasmanda). Basic and Advanced training was imparted to the employees post assessing their need in daily operations and identifying their current skill level.
Message from Project DirectorHappy new year to you all. I hope you celebrated the start of 2018 in good spirits with family and friends. As we welcome New Year, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year, the journey we’ve taken to get to where we are and the plans.
Baal Diwas Celebrations at CoETo tap the hidden talents of our little champs, SHIKSHA Initiative celebrated Baal Diwas on 14th November 2017. The celebration started with a drawing competition followed by recitation competition for Grade I students.
Expansion of SHIKSHA Initiative in New Blocks of SitapurSHIKSHA Initiative has signed an agreement with Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow to conduct in-depth impact evaluation study of SHIKSHA elementary. The study will be conducted in the primary schools of Kasmanda.
SHIKSHA Plus : An Active LearningActive learning can be defined as a teaching method involving active participation of learners through numerous techniques of learning. It can range from conventional techniques i.e. reading, writing, discussing to modern ways of teaching.
SHIKSHA Initiative in ActionRoshni Nadar Malhotra, a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation and Sundararajan Mahalingam, Chief Strategy Officer, Shiv Nadar Foundation visited government primary schools (P.S.), namely P.S. Patara Kala and P.S. Mohanpur on 21st August 2017.
Launch of SHIKSHA Plus in KasmandaSHIKSHA Initiative has strategically intensified into adult literacy approach entitled as SHIKSHA Plus that uses an ICT based methodology to teach the fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic skills to illiterate adults who have not attended a formal school sanjeev.