THE STUDENT CRISIS IN INDIA.
These challenges exist because students' learning is entirely dependent on teachers, and they have always been passive participants in the learning process. This is unsustainable because the world is changing and we don't have the teaching infrastructure to support the personalized attention needed.
We believe that developing student agency and making students more self-reliant, will reduce their dependence on the teachers in the learning process. For this to happen, students will need to take ownership of their learning and develop the necessary skill sets for them to thrive. Towards this vision, Involve takes a two-pronged approach. On one side, through our peer based programs, we equip students with academic and future ready skills. While on the other side, we work with the larger education landscape to build an ecosystem of trust for our student, empowering them to take stronger ownership of their lives.
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:
Earlier I would get angry at my friends if they did something that I did not like. After joining the Peer Teaching program, I learnt how to behave like a true student leader. I learnt how to listen when someone speaks, especially my teachers. Also, in the process of teaching maths to my learners I have also improved myself. I believe I have become a better person now.
Prasanna, Student-Leader, Chennai
The teachers usually use the board to teach, but here in our peer teaching class I learn from my friends who teach using different teaching methods. We play and learn together. In 7th standard I want to become a student-leader. I am excited about that because I will also get to teach other students.
Bhuvan, Grade 6 Learner, Bengaluru
My child joined the Peer teaching program and I've seen many changes in her since then. Once I saw that she was not able to study one subject, so I was worried and spoke to her Involve fellow. She immediately spoke to my daughter and guided her. She also helped my daughter make a timetable which she uses regularly to track her day! Earlier she was a featherless bird, now she has the feathers of Involve.
Parent of Student-Leader, Chennai
I have seen the transformation in students. I never expected them to be so happy in the classroom. The change was beautiful.
Kendriya Vidyalaya Teacher, Chennai
Peer Teaching is a unique concept enabling students to share their learning experience, helping fellow students. Student-leaders encourage peers to clear their doubts and learning becomes fun. I have seen their work in some of the corporation schools in Mylapore. I was amazed at the transformation among the student-leaders and learners.
Nataraj Sir, MLA Mylapore, Chennai
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