MeMG - EDUCATION

Education

Some of the major initiatives are -

 

1. The Virtual Classroom Learning Program (VC-LP) is a school education initiative for children in primary and secondary grades in government and government aided schools.

 

  • The objective is to provide access to schools of good teachers, at multiple and, at times, remote locations. The method of teaching is geared towards ensuring that the student has a much better understanding and grasp of the subjects.
  • The program provides ‘tuition classes’ in subjects of English, Mathematics and Sciences to students in grades 9 and 10, and is school curriculum based.
  • A VC-LP is conducted amongst a cluster of schools, where teaching is done at one central school (Studio School) that is connected, through the internet system, to a network of other schools (Receiving Schools). Sessions of the teacher at the Studio School are watched live by the students in the Receiving Schools.
  • A typical cluster consists of 1 Studio School and 10 Receiving Schools.   

2. ‘Spoken English’ classes are conducted for students of class 5, 6 and 7 primarily to improve their English communication. This program also uses the virtual classroom technology and each cluster has one studio school connected to 4 receiving schools.

 

3. The “Scholar Program” is a two-year program that provides tuitions, to a select cohort of students from government schools in grades 11 and 12 and who are  from disadvantaged economic sections of the society. These tuitions are conducted in a class room environment for subjects covering Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.  They are also coached for the Common Entrance Tests to secure admission in engineering and medical colleges.

 

4. Government school teachers are provided with teacher-training sessions as well on how to make use of the VC-LP sessions more effectively for their regular classes.

 

5. NGOs who focus on children with special learning needs are also supported with funding.