Social Awareness Program
The school introduced the concept of interacting with different communities in adjoining areas of the school to develop the awareness of literary importance among the illiterate people in the community and develop a good coordination between the communities with the school. The school took the initiative of community based programs which include adult education program and other community awareness programs. To start with the initiative the following strategy was taken into consideration
A meeting was held at Village KherianTrilokpur on July 14, 2016 with village members in which Ms Geeta Sharma FSP Coordinator SOS Chilren's Village Jammu, local members of the panchayat community like Sarpanch, Lambardar of Village Kherian were present. A brief introduction of school and its role in community awareness was given to them. Village members were motivated to attend the Adult Education Program.
For the program the school provided stationery items and other material. Also for imparting the program it was ensured to:
- Maintain the understanding that all adults should be encouraged to see the value of their own life experience and knowledge and bring those to their learning.
- Frame groups and encourage learners to teach one another and to use group for support.
- Teachers meant for program to use different approach from those generally used in classrooms
First adult literacy program was held on August 08, 2016 at KherianTrilokpur Jammu in a community Hall. About 20 adults participated. The necessary stationery items were arranged by the school. Basic concepts of English and Hindi alphabets were introduced. It was a new learning for adults and they responded well with eager desire to learn.
A slide presentation on Drug Abuse was also shown to the students of nearby Govt. School and village adults on the same day. The programme further continued on August 16, 2016, August 23 and August 30, 2016 in which adults were made aware about ill effects of drug addiction and how one should be safe from this menace.
On 27 September 2016 Adult Literacy Programme was again conducted at Kherian Village in which children of nearby Govt. Middle School were invited to participate in the program. Apart from this the women of the neighbourhood were made aware about their personal, community hygiene, Sanitation and nutritional needs of the adolescents. Students of our school presented power point presentation of sanitation and diseases and prevention. The invited students and women participants were opened to questions and their queries were answered on spot. Overall program was well organized and successful.
On December 06, 2016 concept of ing - words was given to adults at village Kheria, Talab Tillo Jammu. Adults were given some words to joining and were motivated to write new words. Besides this a slide presentation by group of six students of class VIII which was witnessed by students of nearby government school. Also a skit on child labour and child abuse was presented on the same day. Adults responded with zeal and enthusiasm.
On January 04, 2017 program on cash less banking was organized at village Kherian in which members of local community participated enthusiastically. A workshop was conducted on use of ATM, use of swipe machine, on line shopping, use of paytm, SBI Buddy was explained. The community members were motivated to open their bank accounts and make use of ATM. Besides this a signature campaign was done by all members in both Hindi and English.
Community awareness program on Road Safety was organized on January 19, 2017 at Village Trilokpur in which community children were present. Children were made award about the road safety rules. Use of traffic lights and traffic signs was discussed. A slide presentation on road safety was also shown to students.