Academic Support – Our Pratha Foundation receive academic support through a 1-2 hour class conducted before or after school hours called the Academic Support Centre. Here, concepts in Maths, Science and Language are taught, to bridge the gaps in learning and enable children to attain grade-specific competency levels.
Material Support/Kits - The programme selects girls based on multiple criteria including enrollment in government schools, family income, parents' educational background, social background and the child's aptitude. A comprehensive sponsorship is created to take care of a range of their educational requirements, providing not only academic support that enables them to make a success of their schooling experience but also material support. This includes uniforms, school bags, shoes, socks etc. to enable the girl child to go to school with dignity. The material kit is ceremoniously handed over to each child at the beginning of the academic year.
The teaching methodology includes the extensive use of innovative teaching tools and activities such as storytelling, group games, etc. which make learning not only meaningful but also fun. Our team also works with the parents and community to sensitize them on gender equality.
Community support involves regular interactions with the Pratha Foundation parents and the community to ensure that they don't drop out of school. The society does play an important role in girl child education. Educating Pratha Foundation doesn't involve just them but also their families and the communities that they are a part of. Therefore, counseling and sensitizing the community on gender issues forms an important component of our program.