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Anmol Shiksha Revolutionizing Rural Education - The Way Forward Badle ge Hum

Anmol Shiksha as the name implies is a precious effort in the field of rural education by its co-founder Miss Sehar Bajwa who is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Architecture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York and Arjun Singh Bajwa pursuing his Bachelors in Entrepreneurship from Pace University, New York.

While writing a research paper on school dropout rates in Punjab during her school, Sehar came to realize the alarming statistical figures of inferior quality education in the country. According to a joint study by Unesco Institute for Statistics and the Global Education Monitoring Report, 47 million adolescents in India have not progressed to upper secondary school. Further, high percentages of students who complete their schooling, are unemployable as they lack basic yet essential skills.

This grave reality of the nation gave Sehar and Arjun the idea of Anmol Shiksha- A disruptive, scalable, plug and play learning platform that provides easy access to an organized and relevant, free of cost curriculum constructed on four pillars namely, Moral Values, Leadership, STEM and Entrepreneurship.

"Through Anmol Shiksha, I wish to give children an opportunity to widen their horizons - to create a place, where their bounds of learning aren't limited by their socio-cultural background or family's economic status. The curriculum I have designed helps focus on crucial elements that produce Job creators rather than job seekers, improving the low employability rates of the country. The establishment of my 'Anmol Shiksha Centre For Learning' in Dehrabassi, Punjab has been a successful pilot project that today boasts of an attendance of over 60 motivated and component young children driven by a passion to excel." Sehar Bajwa

Each of the core vectors is woven into her well-structured, curriculum that builds children's IQ as well as enhances their EQ and helps them evolve into level headed individuals capable of making informed decisions and taking on all challenges of life.

The structured and simple outline that Anmol Shiksha follows helps cater to childrens' individual needs and at the same time with every session, drives them a step closer to becoming better citizens of the nation.

This after school initiative, provides an engaging, fun atmosphere for enthusiastic young children between the ages of 4-17. Where, staff endeavors to create interactive learning through hands on experiments, games and activities that teach children to collaborate and immerse themselves in the joys of learning. It can be taught not only at Anmol Shiksha specific centers but in any backyard as the required resources are all well documented and organized date-wise for easy download from its website.

  1. Moral Values:Aims to engrain a strong foundation of integrity and sensitivity into young minds via play enacting, story telling, narration.
  2. Leadership:Essential attributes necessary to become a great leader are taught via group discussion, healthy competition and documentaries of inspiring personalities. Physical activity, tasks and sports are undertaken to build team players.
  3. STEM: Covers the basic concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by providing students vertical learning through hands on practical experiments and projects.
  4. Entrepreneurship: The culmination of Moral Values, Leadership and STEM will help foster creativity and infuse a financial and business sense in children at early and appropriate ages. Students are encouraged to think out of the box, to define and undertake real world projects specifically designed to suit all age groups.

It is the founder's ultimate vision to equip each child with skillsets that allow him/her to become a better informed citizen who can constructively contribute to India's growth. This will in turn will help enrich the lives of students residing in rural areas and with the advent of their maiden venture, will ultimately help serve the aggressive Make in India campaign and thereby raise the standard of living of Indian citizens.

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