Month: May 2022

Month: May 2022

Graduates as Mentors: Orientation of the SMP at Sharada Vilas College

An orientation regarding the Students Mentoring Program (SMP) was organised for graduates pursuing their Education at Sharada Vilas College on Saturday, 14th May. While Mr. Jagadeesh (COO, Pratham Mysore) spoke on Model villages and their impact, Ms. Rashmi (Coordinator, SMP) explained to the students the benefits of being mentors, the nature of work and the dashboard which includes the list of topics which can be discussed.
Around 60 students participated in the program, from both the 1st and 2nd year of the course and signed up to become mentors for the program.

The SMP is an initiative by Pratham Mysore to help students in rural areas of Karnataka have access to mentors, who can guide them not only in their homework, but also through general knowledge topics, or issues affecting their environment and the world around them.

 

Video Broadcasting of Career Advice at Model Villages

A career guidance program was held simultaneously across the four Model Villages on 14th May. The program focussed on providing information to students on course options after the 10th grade and what careers they would lead to. A video was shown to children at the LearningSpaces centres located in these villages, followed by dividing the students into groups and organizing a discussion. The questions posed by the students were collected and answered by resource person present at the centres. Science, Commerce, Arts and other diploma courses were talked about, and the pros and cons of each option were presented to the children.