With the pandemic causing all schools to be shut down, we had to transform our in-school Montessori learning to a Community based model. This meant we had to start recording video lessons and enable each child with learning kits that included lap tables, mats to sit, stationery items, etc. In addition to the video lessons, we also create videos on parenting and how parents should facilitate the lesson for their child as well. For the first time, these parents are highly involved with their children’s educational activities. Additionally. we have identified and trained Community Champions who then teach our children within these communities under the guidance of our teachers. Our children and their parents now continue to learn and grow.
It is such a joy to see the children enjoy themselves in school! Our hearts are warmed when they greet us every morning with a big smile. In a couple of months of attending school, there has been a tremendous change in these children. They have grown taller, stronger, and healthier. They have grown in their ability to work and play with each other. They have grown in their communication skills. They have grown in their creativity.
Inside our DIYA GHAR center, you will not know that these children come from challenging economic and social backgrounds. Education is such an equalizer!