Sparsh – Enhancing Foundational Literacy and Numeracy through Joyful Books
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Who we are
Mera Gaon Meri Dunia, registered under Section 8 of Companies Act, 2019 is an alliance of young minds based on the core values of collaboration, decentralisation and joy. Our vision is a world that nurtures its youth to bring sustainable social change within their communities. Our mission is to transform the education scenario of the community through local leaders and build a platform for youth to connect with themselves and society.
Currently, we are working in 20 villages through the Sparsh project which aims to achieve age-appropriate learning outcomes among the primary grade children and build community support, parental ownership, and infrastructure support for the Government schools where we are working. Through peer teaching and fear-free joyful spaces, we aim to create a holistic educational/learning space for the child in the school.
Our work and its impact
We work in 20 villages through the Sparsh project with around 900 students from grades 1 to 5 to achieve age-appropriate learning outcomes and with their parents and communities of these villages to build community support, parental ownership, and infrastructure support for the Government schools. Through peer teaching and fear-free joyful spaces, we aim to create a holistic educational/learning space for the child in the school.
With these efforts through Sparsh, the impact we want to see in society is improved learning abilities of the children whom we work with hence making them better human beings by creating a holistic learning space in the Government Schools. Enabling parents, the community and Schools to take the onus of educational transformation will create a path for a sustainable model of community-owned educational spaces in the villages.
How we will utilise these books
These books will be used in the classrooms of the 20 government schools in the Ujjain District. Children will be trained and empowered by local youth to build reading habits among themselves and enhance their foundational literacy and numeracy skills in grades 1 to 5. Through libraries, we aim to connect children with reading culture and hence motivate them to read books independently and develop creativity, critical thinking, vocabulary and the ability to express themselves verbally and in writing.
These books will also be used to connect the community of parents whose children are studying in these government schools. We organise events and meetings with parents where they get the opportunity to connect with the literature and promote the same at home. These books will be used to host read-aloud, mela, library display, storytelling and play sessions with the children whom we work with.