Parvathi - Selected for The Social Hackathon 3.0
I am Parvathi currently doing Masters in Social Work . I wish to be an individual who is well aware of undemocratic problems exists in society and dealing effectively by finding and linking existing opportunities. I wish to see a positive and effective change in each and every individual who is marginalized or downtrading Currently I work as a member of an NGO 'Fireflies' which aims to make social change through responsible volunteering.
Educational injustice is the major area focusing through this project, mainly considering the students who are studying in MGLC. especially in online classes and all children are not getting an individual care from the teacher so the students in MGLC is not concentrating on studies and comparing to other children after 4th standard the children from MGLC go backward in academics.
Through volunteers, the project tries to concentrate in individual care plan to each child for the students in MGLC. through online, phone contacts and physical meetings were including. a special module will set up by the organization for the students in MGLC which cover both academic and social topics. motivational training topic will cover by subject experts and through volunteers.
In between our previous programs and volunteer activities in different schools we came to know about the situation of children in 5th standard those who are coming after MGLC is so different, their living pattern, culture and all are different from other students and also the knowledge which they are gaining is also so poor. because of MGLC the teachers can't take care of each student so this situation especially in tribal areas are increasing, and the children are facing stigma when they are going to school so that the rate of drop-outs are also increasing this is why the team fireflies is addressing this issue.
PROJECT Mentor A Child ( MAC)
Mentor a child aims to provide 'one to one' mentoring for children from socially and economically backward families of Kasargod district. In this period of digital classrooms, many studies conducted in Kerala shows that students from lower income families have higher constraints in attending the online classes and many aren't participating in the online classes. Also, parents from such families find it difficult to assist their children in their studies. We aim to train volunteers to become mentors for each child. The duration of project will be one year.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
To improve socio emotional development of the child - to improve physical and mental wellbeing - to improve academic learning