Udayachal Schools: Providing Quality Care and Education
Udayachal schools (pre-primary, primary and secondary), managed by Godrej, have been providing quality care and education since 1955. Education in the schools focuses on total personality development of the child, which is further enhanced and strengthened through joyful learning. This takes into account the physical, socio-emotional, aesthetic, spiritual as well as mental growth.
Teachers here play various roles – that of a facilitator, counselor, guardian and a learner. The individual needs of each student are catered to, ensured by a healthy teacher child ratio.
Great emphasis is laid on creativity – pioneering in recycling waste material such as paper, glass, metal, plastic etc. in the art and craft classes, and also using them to make teaching aids. Even used paper is transformed into beautiful creations of Papier-mache. On the technical side, subjects such as carpentry, fitting, electronics, plumbing and computer skills are offered.
Environment consciousness is kindled in every child – through various programmes marking World Wetlands Day, World Population Day, World Forestry Day etc. to name a few. With ISO-14001 certification, Udayachal Schools are doing their bit towards the environmental concerns.
There is a constant endeavour to create a happy and fun-filled learning environment for children. Through experiential learning, young inquiring minds are developed. Children are given freedom to discover, explore, question and make choices. They are active initiators of their own learning process through which they strive to reach their true potential.
Visit Udayachal at www.udayachal.com
Teach for India
Teach for India (TFI) is a nationwide movement that aims to narrow the education gap in India by placing outstanding college graduates and young professionals, who commit two years to teach full-time in under resourced schools. They will become lifelong leaders working from within various sectors toward the pursuit of equity in education.
Godrej group has pledged to sponsor employees for the TFI Programme, as a contribution towards educational opportunity for all Indians. Godrejite Veena Verma was one of the recent 94 selected out of thousands of applicants.
The TFI Fellowship is a challenging assignment aimed at transforming the participant’s life. As a Teacher, each day is likely to offer multiple opportunities to confront and tackle challenges, motivate diverse stakeholders to work hard toward a shared vision, and create and adjust plans to move further towards their intended goals. Every TFI Fellow has two main responsibilities: classroom instructional leadership and community transformation project.
TFI is a part of the Teach For All global network ( www.teachforallnetwork.org )