This has been a pretty exciting month as we move ahead with our new initiative Civic Schools. Over the last month, we have done some serious study of school curriculum, course books and conducted group and one to one meetings with secondary students as well as teachers and school Principals. What an insightful time we had, to learn about school and education system of the country ,along with, need and interest of schools and students and rethink/redesign our plans .
Initially we planned to work with secondary students as a kick start , however after talking with 10th grader students and principals , we have made changes in our target students. Hence, now we will be working with 8th and 9th grader students. So far, we have had amazing feedback from schools and many of them have already invited to start the program. However, for the year 2012-2013, we will be working with 4 schools ( 2 community schools and 2 private schools) as our pilot sites. Of course we will expand our work in more schools in future.
We are thankful to schools that we visited and also our very own program development team members for their inputs and suggestions and we are further working on activities and courses that schools can easily choose according to their students need. This festive season, we will be working hard and we look forward to working with schools !