EMPOWER 2000 CHILDREN TO DREAM BIG THROUGH AFTER-SCHOOL EDUCATION
OF CHILDREN FROM MARGINALIZED HOMES ENROL IN SCHOOLS. 70% OF STUDENTS DROP OUT BEFORE GRADE 10.
3 OUT OF 4
3RD STANDARD STUDENTS FROM MARGINALIZED HOMES FIND DIFFICULTY IN READING 1ST-STANDARD-LEVEL TEXTS.
OF 3RD STANDARD STUDENTS FROM MARGINALIZED HOMES ARE UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE DOUBLE-DIGIT NUMBERS.
Through the pandemic, students from the under-served communities across India were hit the hardest.
76% OF CHILDREN FROM INDIAN HOUSEHOLDS DIDN’T HAVE ACCESS TO ONLINE SCHOOLING DURING THE PANDEMIC RESULTING IN DISCONTINUED EDUCATION.
ILL-EQUIPPED TEACHING ECOSYSTEM + LACK OF DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE = REDUCED QUALITY OF EDUCATION
WITH A YEAR BREAK IN EDUCATION, STUDENTS FACED AMPLIFIED REGRESSION IN LEARNING.
U&I Teach Program
U&I Teach is an after-school program that aims to empower lesser privileged children and youth to help them stay in school. We provide individual attention to students with a 2:4 teacher-to-student ratio while strictly maintaining our child protection policy. The Program offers 360-degree holistic learning and care, which includes career days, life-skills training classes, access to the library, field trips, life skills training classes, medical camps and counselling.
This is how we bridge the gap
Since the pandemic, U&I has worked on digitising lesson plans and creating a digital library of resources that volunteer teachers can access for effective teaching.
LOW OR NO CONNECTIVITY Worksheet booklets and video teaching concepts for Nursery - Level 8 Holistic program worksheets - 9 modules Activity kits and library books Online resource on the digital library encourages independent student work
HIGH CONNECTIVITY Volunteers teach students in a 2:5 ratio, using digital devices (laptops, phones, tablets) following our regular curriculum workbooks.
2:4 STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO
With a teacher-student ratio of 2:5, students received focused attention resulting in better learning. We see higher student engagement in small groups, where ideas and creativity multiply two times. Students can learn at their own pace, and the dual-teacher system ensures that learning stays uninterrupted in case of network issues.
TEACHING METHODOLOGY & ONLINE ASSESSMENTS
In partnership with Mindtree Foundation, U&I has developed a student & class tracking portal to ensure students receive a quality education regardless of location. Periodic assessments and weekly feedback loops with key stakeholders ensure classes are effective.
WE RAISE A GENERATION OF CHANGE MAKERS
We recruit, motivate, train and walk alongside thousands of volunteers, so they display incredible passion, energy and commitment to the cause of giving the next generation a leg up.
THE TEACH PROGRAM MODULE
The main focus of the programme is to help our students achieve satisfactory scores in their school examinations, so they clear their grades and move up the ladder. Tuition centers focus on ensuring that the learning lags of students are identified and strategies are employed to help them build the foundational skills they are lacking. The subjects taught are Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Commerce and Economics.
The English program is tailored to the child's learning level based on a pre-assessment that evaluates their listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. There are two main levels- Pre Primary and Primary.
Seeks to guide students in developing essential life skills through a 3-6 hour programme implemented in tandem with their academic classes.
Our learning centers choose from a set of 9 programmes, according to what would be most suited to the skill lag of students - 1) Health and Hygiene 2) Careers and Aspirations 3) Respecting my Community 4) Respecting my Environment 5) Fitness and Well-being 6) Positive Mental Health 7) Personal Safety 8) Covid-19 Hygiene Awareness 9) Covid-19 Positive Mental Health
Support students to grow holistically and be well-rounded individuals. We partner with professional counsellors to deliver one-on-one or group sessions to our children. In 2021-2022, most of our counselling sessions were delivered online.
LIFE-INFLUENCING FUNCTIONAL TRAINING (LIFT)
Lift works towards the transition readiness of young adults for when they leave their shelter homes at the age of 18. The students enter the LIFT program at 15 years of age and begin learning valuable, practical life skills to equip them for the real world. LIFT aims to assist these students throughout their education until they earn middle-class income through different programs.
Weekly guided reading sessions are conducted at the centers with the help of library books.
We have a virtual library which provides books for students with different levels of reading styles. We have 0-5 reading levels - read to me, read with help, shared reading, read alone, and advanced readers.