Harmony Club

Every child is special, Poverty and Education: Finding the Way Forward
About

Harmony club is an initiative of faculties from MIT to provide assistance and guidance to students facing financial challenges in their school education and academically left behind students of MIT High School Aurangabad. Harmony club is established in the year 2015. The activities were planned at the beginning of the academic year were accomplished as per the schedule in 2019-20.

‘One day all children will gain an excellent education overcoming economical and social barrier’- is the vision of harmony club

 

Objectives
  • To improve the academic performance of students having lowest academic record from standard VII, IX and X
  • To overcome the academic loss of students from the earlier classes
  • To improve the confidence level by removing fear about studies and help them setting the carrier path
  • To prevent the dropout of the students from the education
  • To inculcate achiever attitude amongst students
  • Identifying the barriers in learning and finding possible solutions

 

Methodology
  • Thirty students having lowest academic achievement from standard VIII, IX and X are selected in ‘Harmony Club’
  • Initial survey is conducted to find out students academic level and their area where they need improvement
  • Based on survey data lessons and worksheets are
  • On every Friday session is conducted at MIT High School
  • In every session their progress is
  • Personal counseling is done as per requirement
  • Study material in the form of worksheets and books are distributed
  • Activity based and game based learning methodology is adopted
  • Concentration improvement and meditation activities are conducted
  • Teacher student ratio is maintained at 1:10 for personal attention

 

Results
  • Students showed considerable improvement in the studies as evident from worksheets
  • Students showed improvement in classroom learning engagement
  • In the last academic year batch of X students 70% of the students succeed in the SSC (state board examination)

 

Plan 2020

Sr. No. Name of the activity Details Schedule

1

Breaking the ice session

1.      In the first meet with students, the teachers will be introduced with the students.

2.      Students will get familiar with teachers as their elder brother and sister and they call them as Dada, Didi.

3.      Students will share their likings, disliking, and their best friends in the class.

10.30am  to 1.30pm

In the first week of the session

2

Distribution of resources

1.      Books, study material, Identity cards of Harmony club receiving from office and distribution to the students

10.30am  to 1.30pm

In the second week of the session

3

Friday – face to face session

2.      This is the main contact point with students.

3.      Use of worksheets to make the study material easily accessible and playful for the students.

4.      Content revision, character building,

5.      General awareness activities will be carried out

10.30am  to 1.30pm

Every Friday barring public holidays.

4

Friday – face to face session

1.      Storytelling, concentration improvement and meditation activities

2.      Fun games

3.      Crafts and origami activities

10.30am  to 1.30pm

Every alternate Friday barring public holidays.

5

Examination preparation session                             “Parikshela jatana”

1.      Counseling and discussion with students.

2.      To let the students appear examination in stress free environment.

3.      To make the students aware about last moment preparation before going to examination.

10.30am  to 1.30pm

In the week before examination

6

Summer science camp

1.      One week activity

2.      Tinkering lab activities

3.      Scientific attitude building activities

10.30am  to 1.30pm every day 

In Summer, after the examinations are over.

Resource Persons

 

Sr. No
Name of faculty
Role
Educational background

1

Prof. Bijlee Deshmukh

Mentor

Educationalist, Engineering

2

Prof. Shubhashri Savant

Teacher

Master of computer applications

3

Prof. Shubhashri Savant

Teacher

Psychological consultant

4

Prof. Jyoti Rathi Laddha

Teacher

High School Teacher

5

Prof. Trishul Kulkarni

Teacher

Engineering and ICT background

6

Dr. B. G. Toksha

Teacher

Science and ICT background

 

Glimpses