2. Happy School Programme
Every child comes into this world with a definite purpose. Seed for that is sown at home. Joining hands with the home, a school is a place that nurtures it and provides the necessary care & protection. In time, community or the society as a whole reaps the benefits. A well nurtured seed grows healthily into a tree and serves countless purposes. On the other hand, a neglected seed either does not grow or does not reach its full development. Every child is awaiting to unveil his/her potential hidden within.
A school has to be a Happy Place for children to feel wanted and respected. The environment needs to be inviting and the adults should play constructive roles.
Several years of our work in the field of children's rights and rehabilitation have come in as a learning for us to evolve a model of education that serves the whole child. When such an education is being offered, the families are able to feel the emergence of a new human being in their child. They attain a state of peaceful living after several years of such an initiative, that it sows the seed for community building and responsible citizenry.
We are now in a position to offer evidence based training information to schools which are keen to become a hub of learning and social reform. Our time tested culture of learning embedded in the Montessori philosophy has raised the happiness index of children in schools that we have had the opportunity to field test it. This is evidenced in the following ways.
- Eagerness to attend school
- Politeness and courtesy in communication
- Parental cooperation and participation in school programs
- All round camaraderie among teachers and students
This is achievable provided the school management believes that a happy school is a fundamental right of every child. Our approach leverages our expertise in teacher development and classroom practices. We provide services to new and existing schools that are committed to improving learning processes and environments.
Our recommendations are based on certain fundamental principles that view children as capable learners and members of a school community that respects their needs.
Solutions for education or school reform need a sign in from the management with a vision for the school. A layered approach is discussed to set expectations and a timeline.
Relief Foundation starts with Child Rights Compliance Audit as a first stage which later could involve implementing of the Happy School Programme provided schools are willing to enter into an agreement on its logical installation and completion which may last from a few months to a few years.
The Happy School program consists of a continuous engagement with team members from our Resource pool for the allocated period of time as stakeholders in the improvement process of the school.
To know more about how you can be part of this initiative or your school can implement this programme, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org