Play & Schools
Majority of our work has been with children from the age group of 8 to 15 years. The focus is to make learning fun for them and help them to explore unconventional mediums to assimilate learning in different areas (not just limited to subject knowledge) and equip themselves with enabling skills.
Arivu is a three-year English and digital learning programme through play-based methods for middle-school children (Classes VI, VII and VIII). The programme aims at improving English learning outcomes of students and also empowering them with requisite life skills. Learning through ‘play’ and with ‘serious gaming’ is the mantra behind this unique programme. The vision of the programme is to create a world where children have opportunities to realize their potential to live a positive, confident, purposeful and socially enriching life. It is being conducted for students of 6th and 7th standard in 30 Government schools of Bengaluru, Hosakote and Kolar in Karnataka (8th standard would be added in the following year)..
Disha is a two-year career guidance and life skills programme for high school students (Classes IX and X) that intends to introduce them to a range of academic and career opportunities that they could choose after finishing their school. The features of this programme leverages self learning, experiential learning and peer learning. The purpose of the programme is to provide tools for the students for making informed decisions in career choices and life decisions. As part of the programme, an event called the ‘Tackle Fest’ is organised for students of Government schools every year where they are taken to a College as part of an open day. The fest focuses on providing exposure for the students to various academic courses and different career opportunities while igniting curiosity towards learning. It is hoped that through Arivu-Disha, a model approach or framework can be created in the education space, which can be transitioned to the Government to achieve scale, replicability and sustainability