Our education interventions are based on several baseline studies conducted, which showed lack of quality of teaching which prevented children from acquiring specific learning skills. Our aim is to bring about change by providing them the chance to learn in a creative and practical space.
We practice our “train-the trainer” model where teachers are provided with intensive training on how to involve children in the learning process. Many of the activities in our programmes are conducted with locally sourced materials.
The Education interventions is divided into five programmes – Strengthening Nali Kali, Learning Improvement Programme (LIP), Library, Proficiency in English (PIE) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Since we started the education intervention,
have improved in learning levels
The Nali Kali intervention focuses on the joyful learning methodology practised in grades 1 to 3 in Government schools. The aim is to ensure early literacy competencies in Kannada language learning, basic numeracy and environment science, and to support children through primary and on to middle and high school. Supplementary activities developed by Kalike are being carried out by teachers in the classroom.Explore
Learning Improvement Programme (LIP) is delivered to students who have been identified from Grade 3 to 5 as having difficulties in reading and writing Kannada language. Many of the activities conducted in the classes are practical in nature, involving activity cards, blackboards, seeds, beads, stationary and more. Reading material and workbooks are also distributed to facilitate the learning among children.Explore
The Information and Communications Technology programme was started to help teachers and students in high school achieve a technology-driven conceptual learning, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, and achieve a wholesome experiential learning.Explore
The Proficiency in English programme aims to improve skills in English language speaking, reading and writing. Regular trainings are provided to teachers to enhance their proficiency in English language for improved classroom transaction along with appropriate teaching learning materials.Explore
This programme aims to improve the reading skills, general knowledge and fluency of students in Grades 4 to 7. Forty of the schools are a part of the intensive approach, with dedicated library spaces with specially trained facilitators while the remaining sixty are under the extensive approach, where the library period is integrated to school time table and sessions are carried out by school teachers.Explore
The impact and transformation that we have created breathe through the community of Yadgir. We continue to learn from them and use their experiences to create a more personalised approach.
Yellappa was a shy student. He had difficulties in understanding and learning concepts. He was not confident about reading and writing english. Through Kalike’s Proficiency in English program, Yellapa today is confident about reading aloud in the class, his comprehension skills have shown marked improvement and he also actively participates in various class events. He has won several prizes for hand writing, reciting rhymes, etc.READ MORE
The library was restructured and renovated in this village and village school, but people wanted to safe guard the books than read it. Kalike’s Library program put a system in place through which students now are encouraged to borrow and read the books. The biggest recognition came when about 8 students opened their own school library.READ MORE
The Kalike library initiative not only sets up libraries in dedicated spaces in schools, but has also encouraged students to collect books and set up home libraries of their own.READ MORE