Sugamya Shiksha round up
Sugamya Shiksha is a Comprehensive School Development model conceptualized and planned by GRAAM to make Government Schools a model that enables a comprehensive learning environment. The thrust of the program is to have a holistic approach with new initiatives for strengthening the Government programs/activities of the schools.
Title: Talk on Traffic Safety Awareness
What: A talk on ‘Road Safety Rules’ was organized for the students of Government Higher Primary School Metagalli as a part of Sugamya Shiksha’s implementation program to create awareness of traffic rules among the school children. Savitri Bai Phule team (a team exclusively constituted under Sugamya Shiksha for girls to discuss
issues related to safety, nutrition, protection, education, gender
equality, health, and well-being) and members of the School Parliament were mainly involved in this program.
When: On February 11, 2022
Program Highlights: The program was steered by Police Inspector Aruna Kumari who taught the children about the basics of traffic rules such as riding without a helmet, drink and driving, overloading pillion riders, no license, etc.
In continuation, Sub Inspector Nagaraju explained how adherence to traffic rules can control road accidents and educated students on road safety rules like crossing the road on Zebra lines and understanding the color cues of traffic signals.
Title: Menstrual hygiene management for school girls
What: An activity-based awareness program on ‘Menstrual hygiene management and physical & emotional changes among adolescents’ was organized for the students of Savitribai Phule team as a part of the ‘Arivu’ program at Government Higher Primary School Metagalli recently.
How: The program was led by Savitha, a social worker who busted several myths associated with menstruation among the students by conducting different activities and explaining the scientific reasons behind the physical and mental change among the adolescents.
She provided menstruation health tips for the students on personal hygiene during menstruation, food habits, and healthy materials to be used to manage the menstruation cycle.
Title: Basics of First Aid
What: A talk on ‘basics of first aid’ was organized as a part of an awareness program at Government Higher Primary School Metagalli.
Highlights: Resource person Rekha gave an orientation on first aid through demonstration. After a brief introductory session on personal hygiene and food habits, she taught several exercise tips for treating shortness of breath.
Emergency treatment for snakebite, helping accident victims, the importance of first aid in schools, and giving rescue breath during cardiac arrest were also taught to the students.
Title: Skill fest
What: Skill fest is an occasion that provided an opportunity for a student to showcase a range of skill-related activities, enhance their creativity and achieve personal excellence. GRAAM’s Sugamya Shiksha team designed this multi-skill festival focusing on the holistic development of young people and motivating `learning by doing.’
Highlight: This unique kind of Co-curricular festival had organized in the Government school Metagalli in the month of March. Students transformed their academic-oriented lessons related to various types of skills and executed them in the form of mime and skits. A heart-touching mime on communal harmony and conservation of forests was performed by the students on the occasion. The fest which mainly focused on Spoken English included brief information on the usage of WH words, English language excises like identifying the part of speech, spoken English etc. Presentation on Technical skills included an introduction to basics of computer, working on XL sheet, opening bank account, as such.
Skill fest event provided a chance for the students to develop their skill sets and shine in the student community.
Title: School cabinet meeting
What: An annual Progress Review meeting and valedictory ceremony of the School Cabinet was conducted for the student ministers of Metagalli and Koorgalli schools at the premises of Metagalli school recently.
Highlights: To start with all the student representatives selected a speaker to moderate the session and then junior ministers started their presentation in the assembly before the speaker, invited dignitaries, and the teachers. Student ministers screened the videography of developmental activities they have undertaken in their school.
Firstly, the student Chief Minister of the Metagalli school explained the modus of Operandi they have adopted in their school for the development activities which included five months plan and a regular school level-Progress Review Meeting twice a month. The Chief Minister explained the achievement of their school cabinet in the current academic year that, students in their school used to face a safety risk in front of the main gate due to the unregulated vehicular movement outside the school gate. Thus requesting to solve the traffic congestion, students submitted an appeal to Metagalli Police station and VV Puram traffic police station. VV Puram traffic police station Inspector responded to children’s requests, placed barricades near the school, and ensured safety for the students.
The student minister from Koorgalli school explained the role of the student cabinet in making students adhere to Covid protocol, maintaining the kitchen garden, upkeeping cleanliness at the premises of the school, and keeping hygiene in the school toilets.