In the state of Punjab, we have been working with four government schools with an aim to support students who are weak in studies, provide them life skills education and equip the schools with basic infrastructure like toilets, science labs etc. The project is being run in collaboration with Akzo Nobel is rightly named as Project PARIVARTAN.
Prime objective of Project Parivartan is to improve the learning levels of students, by identifying and engaging with weak students through different project activities in four Government schools of Mohali, Punjab.
List of Schools where the project is being implemented
ïƒ¼ Government Senior Secondary Girls School, Sohana, SAS Nagar, Punjab
ïƒ¼ Government High School, Balongi, SAS Nagar, Punjab
ïƒ¼ Government High School, Phase 5, SAS Nagar, Punjab
ïƒ¼ Meritorious School, Sector 70, SAS Nagar, Punjab
The project has different components, namely, Remedial/Supplementary Education, Career Counseling, Life Skill Education, formation of Bal Sansad/Child Cabinet, Parent-Teacher Meetings, capacity building of school teachers, extra-curricular activities like English Classes, Quiz Competitions and also the upkeep of the existing infrastructure, white wash, supply of library books, lab equipments etc. in these schools in close coordination with the School Principals and Department of Education.
A. Infrastructural Component –
1. Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sohana – Whitewash of a particular school block was initiated in the month of June and completed by the end of the summer holidays. AkzoNobel equipped the school with some 1400 liters of paint. The selection of the contractor for GGSSS Sohana and GHS, Phase-V, was followed with due process.
2. Government High School, Balongi – The school's immediate requirement was 30 dual benches, which was met in the month of July.
3. Government High School, Phase V – Waterproofing preparation of the school's roof started in the month of July and was finished in August. AkzoNobel also received about 90 liters of paint for the school. The Science Laboratory whitewash work is complete and the staircase redesign leading up to it is complete. Some essential science lab equipment has been supplied to the school. The remodeling of the High School boys' washrooms was also completed.
4. Meritorious School – Meritorious School has provided a list of Science Laboratory specifications. During the due process the requirement was met.
Besides this, white and green boards and some other teaching aids were also purchased for schools to improve the quality of sessions on remedial / complementary and life schooling.
B. Remedial Education –
Four Remedial teachers have been appointed for four subjects - English, Science, Mathematics, Punjabi - after holding written test and interviews for prospective candidates on July 31, 2019. Remedial Education staff, namely, Ms. Manpreet, Ms. Shivangi, Ms. Shallu and Ms. Amandeep joined on August 5, 2019. Remedial sessions would primarily be held for the students of class VI and VII of GGSSS Sohana, GHS Phase-5 and GHS Balongi.