Category: News

Category: News

SDMC Training at Model Villages_Sujjalur

A training and interaction for SDMC members was held at Sujjalur village on 5th March. This is part of the long term objectives of the Model Village program to enable the community to take over the running of the various initiatives, in a phased manner over three years.
The training was given by Mr. Rachiah and was attended by Mr. Ashwini Ranjan, Founder Trustee of Pratham Mysore, along with Mr. Ashok Rao, Managing Trustee, Mr.Sheshadri, CEO of Pratham Mysore and Mr.Jagadeesh, Head of Programs.

Distribution of English kits and Tablets under the Global Grant Project

Under the Global Grant Project GGGG1990476, English kits and tablets were distributed to the Headmistress and teachers from selected Government schools. These schools are located in Coorg district, which is a also a part of the Global Grant projects. The event was attended by Mr. Ravi Appaji, Past Governor, District 3181 and Sister Anthony, Coordinator, St.Jospeph’s Convent, Madikeri, where the event was held.
The initiative is part of the project’s efforts to support more schools in remedial education in English, along with sustainability of the project.

AIISH Health Camp at Model Villages

A health camp was conducted by Mysore’s AIISH (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing) at Muthati on 4th March, 2022. Close to 20 personnel, which included students and doctors, addressed the needs and concerns of the villagers for two days. Along with children of the school, the parents and elders also availed the benefits of the health camp. The AIISH team conducted tests for hearing and speech impairments and they distributed free hearing aids to those who needed it, along with referring to further consultation and guidance on how to avail them at their campus in Mysore.
More of such camps will be conducted in the remaining three Model villages in the coming months.

Street Plays at the Model Villages

To create awareness on cleanliness and hygiene among the community and children, street plays were organised at the Model Villages.
The topics included categorization of waste in wet and dry, recycling, reducing plastic usage and manure from kitchen waste. Multiple plays were organised throughout the day, and the community related to the topics. For the children it not only a chance to express their creative talents, it is also a learning and character building experience, and to mould conversations with their parents on important issues. Another topic was on hygienic practices while eating street food. Children were advised to avoid it in the first place and to choose home cooked meals and delicacies, and to lend a hand to their parents while preparing them.

College Outreach Program

The College Outreach Program takes the learnings from the projects of Pratham Mysore to the young graduates pursuing higher education in the professional courses in the city. Students are shown how projects such as Model Villages, Student Mentoring Program, Skill courses for women and Learning Spaces address topics such as community development at the grassroots level, access to STEM, women empowerment, and mentoring. The students are also given options to devote their time and resources through volunteering in different programs of Pratham Mysore. These presentations are done free of cost and a certificate is given to the college.

Place : Mysore College of Engineering and Management, Mysore

MOU signing ceremony at Hyakanuru and Mavinahalli villages

Tuesday the 14th was a significant day for Pratham Mysore. A formal signing of an MOU with the four villages designated as Model Villages gave a finality to our efforts for a comprehensive development of the villages. Hitherto we have been focusing on student’s learning only and our progress was slow and usually did not sustain. The new initiative will address the entire ecosystem that is required to support learning. The parents, the SDMC members, the village leaders and the school will take responsibility to discharge their roles. The MOU formally records all the above and more importantly the village will take responsibility to continue with the best practices even after Pratham exits after three years of hand holding. The goal set to ourselves is that in the given three years every student will up to their grade in learning and be able to converse in English in a clean and healthy environment. Towards this we need every mentor to motivate their respective mentee to take an active part

Place : Hyakanuru and Mavinahalli

Block Level English Government Partnership Program

Block Level English Government Partnership Program-A pilot project sponsored by Pragathi had teachers taking part in English remedial training program. 15 teachers from Maddur and Chennapatna blocks were given orientation on the methodology, TLMs and classroom activities BRC South, Mandya. The session was attended by BEO Nagaraju, the President and members of Mandya Rotary club, and staff. The framework also provides 3 monitors who will assist the teachers in conducting the assessments, guidance and support. A long term objective is to create sustainability and awareness of English remedial program.
A feedback shared by the teacher stated that such programs help in addressing the learning loss in children, specially with respect to English.

Place : Mandya

MOU signing ceremony at Muthathi village

The Model Village development MOU signing ceremony at Muthathi village was held in Monday the 6th December 21. There was an overwhelming response to the initiative. All the village leaders and mothers participated in good strength. Student Mentoring Program was appreciated in particular and a few parents shared their experiences about improved conduct and learning in their children.

Place : Muthathi

A Community meeting in Muthati

A Community meeting was organised to bring at Muthati involving the village elders, parents, the village council, SDMC members, the Headmaster and teachers of the school. The program focussed on signing an MoU between these stakeholders to take over the ownership of the programs at Model villages, starting with more participation and cooperation of the community in the education of their children and in the initiatives of Pratham Mysore. This will help in the long term, community led sustenance of program.

Place : Muthati

Inauguration of Pragnaan Prayogalaya

The Pragnaan Prayogalaya was inaugurated with a generous grant from Ms. Kalpana and Mr. Kunal from Stellaris technolgoies. This centre is a science lab, using low-cost materials to help children discover the world of science around them, focussing on it being accessible to children in Govt. schools. This centre is located at Govt. Higher Primary School, Sindhuvalli.

Place : Sindhuvalli