Learning Improvement Program

An education progarmme to improve a child’s competency in their mother tongue.

Understanding the need for fluency in Kannada

At the Primary School level, we recognised a need for fluency in reading and writing in the parent language. A child’s competency in Kannada is believed to have a positive impact on the study of other subjects.

The 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. The classes serve as two-hour long remedials taken by animators for students with weaker grades and language-specific learning difficulties. 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 programme.

As an extension of the programme, Children’s Clubs have been set up in 40 schools. These clubs encourage extracurricular activities, inculcate important values while also identifying and nurturing special talents and skills.

Parents are an active part of this programme and parent meetings as well as home visits are scheduled by animators to track the progress of students.

Learning Improvement Program

Our progress.

As of today,

13,611 children

have improved in Kannada language with the help of 125 animators.

Stories from the villages.

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.

English Vinglish
Proficiency in English

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.

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The Joy of Reading
Library

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.

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Little Library, Big World
Library

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.

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