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Child Learning Demonstration Day at Hunar Ghar

By Child Learning Demonstration Days, Community, community participation, India, school news
At Educate for Life, we believe that community members are an important part of school accountability system and should be able to provide their insight and advice on how to improve the school. Child Learning Demonstration Days at Hunar Ghar are one of the key processes that enable this as explained in detail in our Teacher’s Handbook. These are monthly events where children demonstrate what they have learnt in their classrooms in front of the whole community. Our Fundraising and Communications officer Shwetambera writes about her experience of attending the Child Learning Demonstration event conducted in October before Diwali holidays in school.

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Class 8 results: Proud moment for Hunar Ghar teachers

By Education, India, school news
The first batch of class 8 students at Hunar Ghar graduated this year and 100% of them went on to get enrolled in hostel schools for secondary education. All the students who graduated this year scored 75% A and B grades in their board exams. These results are a testimony to the efficacy of pedagogical innovations employed at Hunar Ghar which are a radical shift from the traditional learning by rote practiced in most schools in rural India. Supporting rural teachers and meaningfully engaging with the community form the mainstay of these innovations. Hunar Ghar teachers Ajeet Sangia and Shantilal Bhumburia write about the efforts that have gone behind this accomplishment of our students and the teachers’ own experience of sharing this learning journey.

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Why we should celebrate and support teachers

By Education, India, Teacher Training
As Teachers’ Day is being celebrated across India, we, at Educate for Life, salute our teachers who give shape to our vision of creating an inspiring rural school and changing the landscape of education in India step by step. Our Co-founder and CEO, Ed Forrest, writes about how our teachers accomplish this in an extremely challenging rural context of complex systemic challenges of poor health and living standards. In this blog, he talks about an ecosystem of support that has been developed to help rural teachers achieve great results and the commitment and dedication our teachers have shown towards making learning meaningful, fun and empowering for our children.

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