Creativity Adda, is a concept introduced in the Commercial Senior Secondary School and Anglo Sanskrit Victoria Jubilee Senior Secondary School, Daryaganj, Delhi, where students are the co-creators and self designers of their own learning. The concept has developed as a free learning space for the students, which is in continuation with the Group’s efforts and initiatives towards skill development, social entrepreneurship and education. It is a space where school-going children have freedom to pursue and develop their interests everyday without textbooks, exams, or marks…where they collaborate with each other and undertake practical experiments…where they initiate real world projects and interact with diverse people around the city…where they are provided exposure and guidance into new and different ways of living holistically!
Improving Learning Outcomes
This Project has been running in Bichiwara Block of Dungarpur District in Rajasthan since August 2015. The objective is to improve levels of learning of school-going children in 100 schools. The Project has reached out to more than 5800 children and is being implemented in partnership with the Pratham Education Foundation.
Educational Support Centre (ESC) Agra
The ESCs are designed to support non School going students in morning session and school going students in afternoon session to supplement the quality of education. Aryashree Shiksha Samiti, in collaboration with the DS Group, has been running these Centers in the slums of Agra City and nearly 425 children have enrolled in the program.
Improving quality of education among tribals
DS Group is also supporting Adharshila Shiksha Samiti in running eight satellite education centres to supplement the educational training among Sahariya Adivasi Children at the primary school level by supplementing the teaching they receive at the Government schools. The Samiti is also running independent satellite education centres (where there are no schools) in Agra (UP) and in Sheopur, (MP). Around 500 children are enrolled in these schools from eight villages, of which around 69% are from Sahriya tribal community and rest are from other backward groups.
Some of the other programs which have been implemented under the banner of education are the School Kit distribution for the underprivileged children in the beginning of academic session in the North East and YUDAI – an initiative to equip adolescents & youth with the skills to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of their own life by giving them training on various life skills.