WES 2012 - School Education Track: Contextual Education Practices... - Monica Mehan
Monica Mehan, Principal, DAV, Khera Khurd
Speaker at: World Education Summit 2012
Date: 23-24 July, 2012
Venue: Le Meridien, New Delhi
Brief: We have the story of a DAV school in the rural outskirts of Khera Khurd that was on the verge of being shut down, but it revived itself by facing challenges head on. It brings to light the fact that limited resources and finances cannot deter a school from making progress. The major challenge is to see the students who are way below the poverty line as an excellent human resource with least TV and computer distractions.
The school’s tag line was changed to: connecting pathways from rural to global. Children were made to sing prayers in English to encourage them to develop global awareness and also improve their pronunciation. The school also took the step of joining hands with the Faith to Face programme so that video conferencing could be done in school.
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