Education

Education

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. – Benjamin Franklin

Empowerment through Education has always been the mantra for us at SWS. Our dream to enable the livelihood of Sundarbans can only be achieved by ensuring that the children of this region are not forced in to child labour but get the opportunity of education. We believe that for the overall betterment of any society, education is the most important platform. Strategically, we have approached this huge task with a 3-step model.

Elementary Education Programme

The existing school that we took over in 2012 was not a structured one. Our first approach was to make it a formal education centre, one that could empower the community and strengthen the future of the children in Sundarbans. When “Swapnopuron ShishuNiketan” took shape in 2012, our primary focus was on English language. Eventually, the formal educational format took shape and regular classroom teaching started that included other subjects like Social Science, Mathematics, Storytelling, Arts & Crafts, etc. presently more than 250 students attend our classes every day and the school operates six days a week.

English as a medium of Empowerment

As an integral part of our primary focus, we stress on communicative English and children of Classes 6-10 regularly attend English Learning sessions. Our motto is to make learning fun and interesting so; the motivation ‘to learn’ is there – ensuring almost no dropouts.

Capacity Building Initiatives

In our strive to strengthen communities and ensure that every child gets a fair chance to go to school, we have not sidestepped our efforts in strengthening our Human Resource, facilitate skill development and yes of course all the macro initiatives that paved the way towards rural-upliftment, child education and overall community development. The mantra is to ensure that teachers are upskilled continually so that they empower the child towards the right direction. For overall community empowerment, women empowerment, protection of child rights, we have a Dual pronged approach towards capacity building.

  1. Skill Development & Capacity Building for Teachers
  2. Skill Development, Awareness Building & Community capacity building for Children and their family

Skill Development & Capacity Building for Teachers

In our journey towards empowering the community and uplifting rural Sunderbans, teachers play a major role. It is believed that good teachers can shape a better future, since children are the future custodians of all that mother earth has to offer. We ensure that our teachers equipped with necessary professional training modules that keeps them attuned to modern teaching methodologies.Professionals regularly conduct mathematics, Modern Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Language skills training sessions. Modules of Teaching-Learning skills and mock classrooms simply keep our teachers upskilled, such processes not only make better teachers but also ensure communications techniques, and knowledge delivery to the children is most effective.

Upskill Modules for teachers, in following areas:

  • Personality Development
  • Life Skills Education
  • Leadership Development
  • Basic Counselling Skills
  • Classroom Management
  • Power Brain Yoga and Meditation
  • Communicative English
  • Creative Art and Aesthetic Skills Development

Skill Development, Awareness Building & Community capacity building for Children and their family

At Swapnopuron, our mantra was not to be just a textbook school. We believed in holistic education of children & adolescents and empowerment of community through awareness and skill development of the families too.

For Children & Adolescents we have twin pronged approach.
Academic Skill Development
Academic skill development is platform of growth for any child. Through this, we ensure that these children grow in the right direction and ensure a brighter future for themselves and their families. Along with regular classroom education, at SWS, we give immense importance to Workshops and Exhibitions co-created by teachers, students and sometimes, family members too.

Science Exhibitions, Maths Workshops, Art & Crafts Workshops, Storytelling workshops, Playground play sessions and other forms of co-creative activities ensure that growth & development of all children and adolescents are propelled in the right direction.

Skills Development Activities
Several individuals, groups and agencies have come forward to support the cause of enhancing the development aspect among children. These workshops and interactive sessions have created opportunities for participation among children and the development of their aesthetic sense.
Some of the Developmental workshop we regularly have are:
•  Puppetry Workshops
•  Candle Making Workshops
•  Parents-Teachers-Children/Adolescents Open sessions

Video 1

Katakhali Welfare Society, a part of Swapnapuron Welfare Society works towards the involvement of local youth and children in various social activities like dancing, singing, etc. It also aims towards teaching of healthy living, hygiene and fitness. The above video showcases some of the young talents and their performance.

Video 2

The ‘child protection week observation’ was held from 14th to 21st November, 2019. It was organised by Katakhali Welfare Society in West Bengal Child Protection and Child Rights Commission.

Video 2

The ‘child protection week observation’ was held from 14th to 21st November, 2019. It was organised by Katakhali Welfare Society in West Bengal Child Protection and Child Rights Commission.