THE STUDENT CRISIS IN INDIA.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the frailties of our education system. The loss of spaces and structures of education led to tremendous loss of learning,as it is established by the APU report on “Learning Loss during the pandemic”. This loss can be, on the one hand, attributed to the resource inequality and the challenges of online zlearning, but on the other hand, to the lack of ownership in our students.
Our Theory of Change is that children learn better in group environments, amongst their peers via discussion, reflection & inquiry. This builds self-awareness, confidence & thinking process in them that improves learning outcomes, skills & ownership. We, as an organization have 3 core principles, co-creation and design with students, led by students, and active participation through choice of students. In order to follow these 3 principles, we follow the ‘Peer Teaching Model’ which reworks the lines of responsibility within and around classrooms.
In the next 5 years, we want to develop student agency in 1 million students via various programs of peer based learning with presence in minimum 3 states. We also will work towards policy recommendation to have time allocated for Peer based learning (via curriculum design - Strategies for Peer to peer learning, Bridge program through Peer Teaching)
After our programs, our students have been able to improve their foundational learning and have demonstrated improved confidence, taken initiatives, and solved problems in their classrooms, not just for themselves, but also for their peers. We are creating a culture of students learning from each other. Our impact in numbers:
"सर, पहले मैं अपने स्कूल में टीचर से कोई डाउट नहीं पूछता था लेकिन अब जब मैं पढता हूँ और मेरे लर्नर्स मेरे से सवाल पूछते हैं तो मुझे बहुत अच्छा लगता है और मैं भी अब अपने टीचर से अपना डाउट पूछता हूँ ”
Cheeranlal, Student Leader, Pachadhana Kutir
"I have seen the transformation of Peer Education before my eyes in less than 20 days"
Vedapathi Ma'am, Coordinatior, KV School Chennai
"I was in a position to tell students what to do and what not to do, so I think that made me responsible. Also, you can't go unplanned when you teach students, so I used to plan before every class. I also had to go for my tuition and make class plans for teaching my learners, which also led to the skill of prioritizing."
Geetanjali, Student Leader, Chennai
"I am thrilled to see about 30 student leaders from our cluster. I hope that next year there will be 100 leaders. Involve has helped our schools build the learning losses from last two years."
CRP, Jigani, Bengaluru
It gives me great pride in being part of your journey at Involve and seeing it grow and reach out to a lot more children and young adults who want to walk with you on this amazing journey. Your work is creating ripples in the lives you touch, but I must add -'miles to go before we reach our goal'.
Manveen Chadha, Mentor, Involve
We invite you to join us in this journey of creating student agency, empowering them with Voice, Choice,Skills and ownership so that they become self-reliant and socially conscious citizens.DONATE