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Parental Involvement and School: Partners In Educational Success

In the intricate dance of a child’s education, the partnership between family and school is paramount. When parents actively participate in their child’s academic journey, a powerful synergy emerges, propelling the student towards success. This blog explores the profound impact of parental involvement in education, uncovering the layers of influence it has on a child’s development and academic performance.

The Foundation of Educational Success

The idea that parental involvement positively influences a child’s academic success is not a mere notion; it’s a well-established fact supported by extensive research. When parents actively engage in their child’s education, the impact is profound and far-reaching.

Academic Achievement

A collaborative partnership between parents and schools significantly contributes to a child’s academic achievements. When parents show interest, offer support, and participate in school activities, children are more likely to excel academically. The combination of learning at home, combined with classroom teachings, creates a robust educational foundation.

Social and Emotional Development

Beyond grades and test scores, parental involvement plays a crucial role in the social and emotional development of a child. Engaged parents provide a secure and nurturing environment, promoting self-confidence, resilience, and a positive attitude towards learning.

Improved Behavior and Attendance

Children with actively involved parents tend to exhibit improved behavior and attendance in school. The sense of accountability and support from parents creates a conducive atmosphere for positive conduct and regular attendance.

Strategies for Effective Parental Involvement

Understanding the significance of parental involvement is the first step; implementing effective strategies is the key to unlocking its full potential.

1. Establish Open Communication Channels

Fostering open lines of communication between parents and teachers is paramount. Regular updates on a child’s progress, both academically and behaviorally, create a shared understanding and pave the way for collaborative efforts.

2. Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences

Participating in parent-teacher conferences provides a dedicated space for in-depth discussions about a child’s strengths, areas for improvement, and strategies for continued success. These conferences also offer an opportunity to address any concerns and jointly plan for the child’s progress.

3. Engage in Homework and Assignments

Taking an active interest in a child’s homework and assignments is a direct way to reinforce learning at home. This involvement not only helps the child comprehend the material better but also communicates the importance of education in the family.

4. Volunteer for School Activities

Volunteering for school events, field trips, or extracurricular activities demonstrates a commitment to a child’s overall educational experience. It also allows parents to interact with teachers, administrators, and other students, fostering a sense of community.

5. Create a Learning-Friendly Environment at Home

Establishing a conducive learning environment at home is essential for reinforcing classroom teachings. This includes designating a quiet study space, providing necessary resources, and encouraging a daily routine for homework and study sessions.

The Transformative Power of Unified Efforts

The synergy between family and school creates a powerful force that propels a child towards success. This collaboration extends beyond academic achievements, influencing a child’s character, aspirations, and lifelong love for learning.

Nurturing a Growth Mindset

The belief that abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work, is cultivated when parents and schools work together. Encouraging dedication, embracing challenges, and celebrating effort contribute to the development of a motivated learner.

Instilling Values and Morals

Parents and schools share the responsibility of instilling values and morals in children. When both entities align their efforts, they can collectively reinforce essential virtues such as responsibility, respect, and empathy.

Cultivating Lifelong Learners

Children who experience consistent support at home are more likely to develop a love for learning that persists into adulthood. This love for learning becomes a lifelong asset, influencing career choices, personal growth, and overall fulfillment.

Overcoming Challenges to Parental Involvement

While the benefits of parental involvement are substantial, there are challenges that families and schools may encounter. Recognizing and addressing these challenges is crucial for maintaining a robust partnership.

Addressing Time Constraints

Busy schedules can pose a challenge to parental involvement. To overcome this, schools can offer flexible meeting times, utilize digital communication channels, and provide resources that accommodate diverse family schedules.

Bridging Communication Gaps

Language barriers or a lack of comfort with the education system can create communication gaps. Schools can implement inclusive communication strategies, such as providing translations, hosting informational workshops, and fostering a welcoming environment for all families.

Fostering Inclusivity

In diverse communities, it’s essential to ensure that all families feel included and valued. Schools can implement culturally sensitive practices, celebrate diverse perspectives, and actively involve parents from various backgrounds in decision-making processes.

The Future of Education: A Collaborative Vision

As we look ahead to the future of education, the role of parental involvement becomes increasingly pivotal. A collaborative vision, where families and schools unite to nurture well-rounded individuals, is essential for navigating the challenges of the evolving educational landscape.

Embracing Technology for Enhanced Engagement

The integration of technology provides new paths for parental involvement. Virtual parent-teacher conferences, online resources, and digital communication platforms offer flexible and accessible ways for parents to stay actively engaged in their child’s education.

Community Involvement for Holistic Support

Expanding the concept of parental involvement to community involvement increases the support system for children. Collaborations with local organizations, businesses, and community leaders can create a network that enriches the educational experience for every child.

Empowering Parents as Advocates

Empowering parents to become supporters for their children’s education is an innovative approach. Providing resources, workshops, and opportunities for parents to understand and navigate the educational system helps them to play a more vital role in their child’s journey.

Conclusion: A Shared Responsibility, A Shared Success

The partnership between family and school is a shared responsibility and, ultimately, a shared success. The power of parental involvement is evident in the flourishing of children not just academically but also as a contributors to society.

Together, we can create a future where every child is supported, inspired, and empowered to reach their full potential. The educational success lies in the unity of families and schools, a harmonious rhythm that echoes through the halls of learning and resonates in the hearts of generations to come.

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Education for All: Empowering Marginalized Children by NGOs

Access to quality education is a fundamental right that every child deserves. However, millions of marginalized children around the world still face barriers to education, hindering their potential and perpetuating cycles of poverty. In this blog post, we explore the critical role played by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in ensuring education for all. We delve into the innovative approaches, programs, and initiatives implemented by NGOs to empower marginalized children, breaking the cycle of inequality and providing them with a brighter future.

Overcoming Barriers: Addressing the Challenges to Education

Marginalized children face numerous barriers to education, including poverty, discrimination, limited resources, and social inequalities. This section discusses how NGOs work to identify and address these challenges by advocating for policy changes, providing financial support, and creating inclusive learning environments. We explore the importance of collaboration between NGOs

Access to Quality Education: Bridge to a Better Future

NGOs play a crucial role in providing marginalized children with access to quality education. We highlight initiatives such as community schools, mobile classrooms, and scholarship programs that ensure children from disadvantaged backgrounds have equal opportunities to learn and grow. By focusing on education as a catalyst for social change, NGOs empower these children to break free from the cycle of poverty and build a better future for themselves and their communities.

Empowering Teachers: Enhancing Learning Outcomes

Effective teachers are essential in providing quality education. NGOs recognize this and invest in teacher training programs to enhance teaching methodologies, classroom management, and student engagement. We discuss the impact of these programs on improving learning outcomes and fostering a supportive learning environment for marginalized children. Furthermore, we explore how NGOs create platforms for sharing best practices and promoting professional development among teachers working with marginalized communities.

Holistic Development: Beyond the Classroom

Education goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. NGOs understand the importance of holistic development and design programs that address the diverse needs of marginalized children. This section explores initiatives such as nutrition programs, healthcare services, life skills training, and extracurricular activities that complement formal education. By nurturing the physical, emotional, and social well-being of these children, NGOs enable them to thrive academically and personally.

Success Stories: Inspiring Change and Transforming Lives

NGOs have countless success stories of marginalized children who have overcome adversity and achieved remarkable educational milestones. This section highlights some of these inspiring stories, showcasing the transformative power of education when coupled with the dedication and support of NGOs. These stories serve as powerful reminders of the impact that education can have on breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering marginalized children to realize their full potential.

Education is a fundamental right that should be accessible to every child, regardless of their background or circumstances. Through their innovative programs, advocacy efforts, and collaborative partnerships, NGOs are making a significant impact on empowering marginalized children and transforming lives. we can create a future where every child has equal opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive.

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School children dressed in uniform have fun and play in the schoolyard. Wadduwa, Sri-Lanka.
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Transforming Lives of Children: Mission Prayas

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

The Impact of Education: Transforming Lives of Children

Education has the power to shape individuals, communities, and societies. It is a fundamental right that opens doors to opportunities, empowers individuals, and creates a pathway for a brighter future. In this blog post, we delve into the transformative power of education and how it changes the lives of children, one step at a time.

Education serves as a powerful tool in breaking the cycle of poverty. By providing children with quality education, we equip them with knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities that empower them to overcome barriers, create opportunities, and secure better livelihoods. Explore the stories of individuals whose lives have been transformed through education, highlighting the long-term impact it has on their families and communities.

Unlocking Potential and Encouraging Dreams

Every child has unique talents, abilities, and dreams. Education plays a vital role in unlocking their potential, nurturing their talents, and encouraging them to dream big. Share inspiring anecdotes of children who have discovered their passions, pursued their dreams, and achieved remarkable success with the support of education. These stories showcase the importance of providing an inclusive and nurturing educational environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and personal growth.

Empowering Girls Through Education

Girls’ education is a key driver for gender equality and social progress. Explore the transformative effect education has on girls’ lives, empowering them to challenge societal norms, overcome gender-based barriers, and become leaders in their communities. Highlight the importance of promoting girls’ education as a means to break down discriminatory practices, improve health outcomes, and foster sustainable development.

Education as a Catalyst for Social Change

Education has the power to challenge prejudices, promote tolerance, and foster social cohesion. Discuss how education serves as a catalyst for social change by nurturing empathy, promoting diversity, and instilling values of respect and understanding. Share stories of initiatives that leverage education to address social issues, promote inclusivity, and cultivate a sense of global citizenship among children.

Education is a powerful force that transforms lives, empowers individuals, and shapes the future of communities and societies. By investing in the education of children with Mission Prayas, we lay the foundation for a more equitable and prosperous world. Let us continue to advocate for and support initiatives that ensure every child has access to quality education, enabling them to reach their full potential and contribute positively to our global community

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Skill India Program

Skill India Program – “Inspire, Transform, Reform, & Inform”

The success of any nation always depends on the success of its youth population. The online skill development program causes that has paved the way to make India a skilled nation. Efficient India Charitable Foundation (EICF) has launched online training facilities with Skill India Mission to encourage the deprived youth of our country with specific skill sets, making them employable & productive in their environment. Every ministry under the government of India is engaged in the massive skill India program to train manpower in India.

EICF with Skill India program will encourage & support Deprived & Socially/economically weaker people to contribute substantially to India’s Industrialization & economic growth.

Objectives of ” EICF-Skill India Development Program”

 

    • The program is expected to reduce dependence on urban, semi urban or rural jobs.

    • It will foster & Develop micro, small & medium enterprises by providing work opportunities in rural areas.

    • It also strives to achieve equality for income in India.

    • A very good conductive environment will be created for employment, education System & technology.

Who can avail of training courses under EICF-Skill India?

 

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All Skill India programs and courses are open to every citizen of this nation, regardless of age, gender, and location. Though the main focus is on youth, women, and men who are within the working age range, subject to qualifications. Skill India Program and courses are offered in various Indian languages, in an endeavor to convey benefits to all ethnic groups of the country. In addition, Online Skill India courses can also be aimed to reward:

 

    • Self-Help Groups- General Category

    • Self-Help Groups- Women

    • Economically challenged sections of the Indian society

    • Organizations battling child labor in India

Schemes for skill development

 

    • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

    • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

    • Financial Support for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities

    • National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

    • Craftsmen Training Scheme

    • Apprenticeship training

    • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra

    • Skill development for minorities

    • Green Skill Development Programm

Are you looking for any skill training? 
 

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Livelihood Development Program

What is Livelihood?

Livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets, and activities required for a means of living.  It is deemed sustainable when it can cope with and recover from stresses and shocks and maintain or enhance its capabilities, assets, and activities both now and in the future, while not undermining the natural resource base. The Sustainable Livelihoods Approach The sustainable livelihoods approach is a way of thinking about the objectives, scope, and priorities for development activities. It is based on evolving thinking about the way the poor and vulnerable live their lives and the importance of policies and institutions. It helps formulate development activities that are • People-centered • Responsive and participatory • Multilevel • Conducted in partnership with the public and private sectors • Dynamic • Sustainable The sustainable livelihoods approach facilitates the identification of practical priorities for actions that are based on the views and interests of those concerned but they are not a panacea. It does not replace other tools, such as participatory development, sector-wide approaches, or integrated rural development. However, it makes the connection between people and the overall enabling environment that influences the outcomes of livelihood strategies. It brings attention to bear on the inherent potential of people in terms of their skills, social networks, access to physical and financial resources, and ability to influence core institutions. Appreciative inquiry—originally developed as a tool for industry to avoid negative approaches to problem-solving—extends this constructive outlook. Appreciative inquiry is a highly inclusive process that maximizes the positive (as opposed to minimizing the negative) in which a community takes responsibility for generating and gathering information and then forms strategies based on the most positive experiences of the past.

:: Community Institutions ::

Sustained investment in building up human and operational aspects of organizations can improve their overall programming and ensure long-term sustainability. The Tata Trusts’ long-term vision is to enable a cohesive ecosystem for effective civil society action, thereby positively impacting the lives of marginalized communities. This thematic intervention aspires to strengthen the institutional capacities of associates and partners and to fortify the larger ecosystem of civil society.

Strengthening community institutions has two primary objectives:

  • To strengthen institutional capacities of partner and associate organizations
  • To strengthen the larger ecosystem of civil society action.

The ecosystem under this thematic intervention can be broadly classified into:

  • Village Level Community Institutions
  • Cluster Level Community Institutions
  • Apex Level (District/State) Community Institutions.

Agriculture:

India’s food security depends on the production of diverse crops to meet the demands of its growing population. Moreover, agriculture is still the backbone of the Indian economy as 70% of India’s population depends directly or indirectly on agriculture for livelihood. However, farmers in many areas of the country face challenges due to the decreasing fertility of the soil, unavailability of good irrigation facilities, low yields.

fluctuation in market prices, etc. According to the World Bank, a focus on three key areas will impact the country’s overall development and the improved welfare of its rural poor:

  • Raise agricultural productivity per unit of land through crop diversification
  • Reduce rural poverty through policies that benefit tribal communities, poor and marginalized communities, women, and scheduled castes
  • Ensure food security through a productive, diversified agricultural sector

Efficient India charitable foundation is ready to set up & launch such type of livelihood development strategies.

Call us if you have any ideas about sustainable livelihood development in rural areas.

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Tips to raise an Environment-Loving child

Childhood is that time when parents can help in molding the future of their children. With gaming and technology enveloping the lives of children these days, how can parents raise a more environmentally conscious child who shows responsibility towards the environment? Read on more to know how you can do that.

EICF, Teaches children the importance of Reducing waste, Reusing resources, and Recycling whatever they can help them respect the environment. Do you have a stack of old newspapers around? Or maybe worn-out clothes? If the answer is yes, it’s time to teach our young ones how these materials can be reused whenever possible. Tell them the importance of conserving resources like water! Does your child leave the tap on while brushing their teeth? Before you turn it off, explain to them why water should be used sparingly and how it can be done. With simple everyday examples of implementing the 3 R’s in our lives, children can surely become more responsible towards the environment.

  • Promote activities like gardening

Children need to be aware of the ways they can help in contributing to the environment. Encourage them to plant more trees – a great way to teach the same is by involving them in gardening. While they water the plants, speak to them about how plants and trees contribute to a clean environment. Gardening will teach children to love and respect nature and living beings. Plan to go on nature walks with your family as much as you can. Remember, children learn faster through fun activities! 

  • Be energy conscious at home

At home, we tend to forget to switch off the lights when not in use! And that eventually becomes a habit! We need to consciously ensure that we conserve energy whenever and wherever we can. The same needs to be taught to children. Ask them to switch off appliances when not in use and at the same time explain why they are doing it. Children will follow what you say when they are aware of the ‘why’s’ and ‘how’s of doing things. Next time you see them overcharging their phones, you know what to do!

  • Turn on Discovery and Nat Geo

While watching movies is a great source of entertainment for children, it’s important that they also watch educational programs on television. Learning through visuals is a great way for children learns. Shows like ‘Planet Earth’ on Discovery or ‘Climate Change’ on National Geographic are a great source of spreading awareness – especially among children! Get children into the habit of watching these programs apart from the usual movies they watch! Surely a great way to learn, isn’t it? Do check out this list of educational programs children could binge-watch!

  • Set an example

Remember that learning begins at home and children will follow in your footsteps. So the next time you are munching chips in the car, remember not to fling the packet out of the window. Or maybe switch off the lights at home yourself when not in use. We all learn through others, don’t we? Children will follow what you do. Conserve resources whenever possible, avoid environmental pollution, and make children learn the same. As parents, it’s important to lead by example!

Today’s children are the future of tomorrow! So, parents need to consciously educate their children about the ill effects of environmental pollution and the dangers associated with it. A responsible and environment-loving child can surely make a difference in the coming years on a global level, we never know!

TEACHING SMALL CHILDREN ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABLE Living

Tomorrow’s world is in the hands of today’s children. By giving them positive role models, they’ll learn how to form their own positive habits. Among them, those related to sustainable living.

The responsibilities and concerns of parents are legions. But while most moms and dads prioritize potty training and how to stop thumb-sucking, how many worry about teaching their kids to be less wasteful? Even those who intend to do so may have trouble finding the right time and opportunity.

Fortunately, we got you covered. The following are five ways to teach your children to be more sustainable:

  1. Spend Time Together in Nature

Get outside to enjoy forests, parks, and nature trails. Children will see there is value in protecting these things. As you enjoy your walks in nature together, talk about how the things we do impact all of these things in nature. Talk about minimizing the impact we have on nature around us. Take time to collect trash as you hike. All of these things let you get active while teaching children about the world. If they don’t take care of this part of nature, the future of the world won’t get to enjoy the tall trees and beautiful trails.

  • Talk About Water and Energy Conservation

Kids may not understand that there are limited resources on the earth. They don’t know that water is limited and electricity usually comes from non-renewable natural resources. Instead of yelling at them to turn off lights and turn off the faucet, lead them by giving them videos to watch about conserving nonrenewable resources. Explain why these things are so critical. Give them the education they need to conserve these resources in the future. Make it fun by playing a game and donating to charity with the money you save conserving water and electricity. The more you get it into their mind that it’s important to conserve water and energy, the harder they’ll work for the children of the future to not waste non-renewable items.

  • Take Them to the Grocery Store

It may seem silly, but kids learn a lot from a trip to the grocery store. They actually see all of the work you do to get food on the table. They’re able to help you choose fresh fruits and veggies. You can explain eco-friendly product concepts and show them how to choose food. Explain the differences between organic and locally produced versus processed foods. Show them labels and stickers that help the environment. Show them how to look for food that doesn’t have unnecessary plastic packaging. A trip to the grocery store isn’t just about the food in your refrigerator. It’s about teaching children how to shop for a lifetime.

  • Recycle at Home

Recycling isn’t about just throwing things in a bin with a label. Talk about the importance of recycling and waste. Let them watch videos about how paper is made. Talk to them about protecting the forests in the world. Talk about how materials like plastic take hundreds of years to decompose naturally. They might not understand these things harm the environment. Once they realize the importance of recycling labels, they’ll be able to put their actions into motion. You can set up fun bins in your home with paper, glass, cans, and plastic. They can decorate the bins so they remember what goes where.

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What is the Right to Education (RTE)

 

What is the Right to Education (RTE)

Do people often ask what is Right to Education Act is? The Right to Education Act of 2009, commonly called the RTE Act 2009, was passed by the Parliament of India on 4 August 2009. The Act describes the importance of free and compulsory education for children aged between 6-14 years in India under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. This Act casts a legal obligation on the state as well as the central governments to execute the children’s right to education.

Importance of Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009                     

India has developed tremendously over the past decade. But the actual growth cannot really be measured through the number of flyovers or shopping malls that have been built. How literate and educated the populace of a country is is a sound indicator of the progress it (the country) has made. Education is a significant part of our lives. A society can only grow if people are educated and aware. Therefore, an education system, which is sturdy and robust, goes a long way in ensuring the spread of education in society.

According to the 7th All India Education Survey, 2002, less than half of India’s children between the age of 6 and 14 go to school and a little over one-third of all children who enroll in the 1st grade reach the 8th grade. In spite of various efforts being made to change the education scenario in India, at least 35 million children aged 6 – 14 years still do not attend school and 53% of girls in the age group of 5 to 9 years are illiterate.

86th Amendment Act, Article 21(A) made the Right to Primary Education part of the Right to Freedom. Education was not a fundamental right in India until it was made a fundamental right in the 86th amendment to the Constitution.

The right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 is an endeavor to directly benefit all the children in the 6-14 years age group who are not enrolled in schools. There are millions of children who are still deprived of their rights. It is important for children and their families from economically backward and marginalized areas to become aware of the Right to Education (RTE).
Enshrined in Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 14 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, the Right to Education has been recognized as a basic human right.

In one of his speeches, Manmohan Singh, the then Prime Minister of India stated that “We are committed to ensuring that all children, irrespective of gender and social category, have access to education. An education that enables them to acquire the skills, knowledge, values, and attitudes necessary to become responsible and active citizens of India.” Even after so many years of attaining independence, people continue to be slaves of their own primitive mindsets and somehow feudal social structure. Children need to become aware of their fundamental rights.

Main Features of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009

  • Free and compulsory education to all children of India in the 6 to 14 age group.
  • No child shall be held back, expelled, or required to pass a board examination until the completion of elementary education.
  • If a child above 6 years of age has not been admitted to any school or could not complete his or her elementary education, then he or she shall be admitted to a class appropriate to his or her age. However, if a case may be where a child is directly admitted to a class appropriate to his or her age, then, in order to be at par with others, he or she shall have a right to receive special training within such time limits as may be prescribed. Provided further that a child so admitted to elementary education shall be entitled to free education till the completion of elementary education even after 14 years.
  • Proof of age for admission: For the purpose of admission to elementary education, the age of a child shall be determined on the basis of the birth certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of Birth. Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1856, or on the basis of such other document as may be Prescribed.No child shall be denied admission in a school for lack of age proof
  • A child who completes elementary education shall be awarded a certificate.
  • Call needs to be taken for a fixed student–teacher ratio.
  • Twenty-five percent reservation for economically disadvantaged communities in admission to Class I in all private schools is to be done.
  • Improvement in the quality of education is important.
  • School teachers will need adequate professional degrees within five years or else will lose their jobs.
  • School infrastructure (where there is a problem) needs to be improved every 3 years, or else recognition will be canceled.
  • Financial burden will be shared between the state and the central government.