Meeting the needs of first-generation students
Our children, like Sibi here from class 7, are the first ever in their families to get structured, comprehensive learning support. That makes them really special: Each of them is an adventurer, a pioneer, heading into unknown territory.
It also means they have special needs: Their parents, themselves unfamiliar with school, find it hard to support their children. We who are so used to getting an education can sometimes forget that school-goingness is a very cultural activity. This is especially so when education is very book-heavy, as is the case in the vast majority of rural schools in India.
That’s why we’ve developed new techniques to engage first-generation learners from rural areas with the curriculum. We take the same government content, but recognise the special needs of our children and community so that they can feel engaged, empowered, and inspired by building on what they already know, using learning techniques they’re already familiar with.