I teach in a government Kannada medium school in Bengaluru. The classes moved from Kannada medium to English medium just 2 months ago. Kids are loving the transition, but they need English books to read of their learning level for the adequate exposure of the language and move up on the learning levels.
I am a fellow from Teach for India, an organisation which works to eliminate education inequity. We are two fellows team in our school.
We are placed as the class teachers in government schools. But the work we do is not only classroom oriented but the holistic approach of education. We do not want want our kids to just mug up things and pass the exams but to enjoy the process of learning by understanding its importance and implement them in real life. We want our kids to take up leadership projects. We work with all the stakeholders(government,school,teachers,parents, community) involved in the process of education to make it excellent. The impact is not only on a class, but on the whole community. Not only the community, its on the whole society. The impact created by our future leaders who are learning in our classes could be on the entire world. We wish!
As fellows of teach for india, we aim to set up a library in classrooms. Through these books, we aim to build a movement of thoughtful readers who will spread the importance of reading not just in school but also in their community. So through the funds raised, we aim to orgainise/build a public library that will be relevant for the community.