A stormy weather and you know that you have to drive through the bumpy roads and come through safely at the other end. Before you enter the stormy territory, you would plan and make assumptions of the challenges that would come your way and based on that ideate ways to overcome those challenges and achieve… Continue reading Idea Challenge at Vidhya Vidhai
The unpredicted situation of leading an organization during a pandemic required me to seek support from different mentors and books that could shape my thoughts and decisions. It was that time when I took this book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins over a coffee which influenced me with great insights on my actions and… Continue reading Leadership at Vidhya Vidhai
It is Kurippangulam village, a remote place in the Thirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. The streets are deserted due to the curfew. Insiya, a 6-year-old child, is busy writing something in her old rough notebook using her color pencils. She searches her surroundings from time to time and we can see on her face, the… Continue reading Resume Learning with Project Aakam: To Create is to Learn
Ever since I joined Vidhya Vidhai, I was keen on understanding programme designing. Though I had the desire to get my hands on it, I did not know that I would get the opportunity very soon to explore programme designing. One fine day, I received an email from Regila (Co-founder of Vidhya Vidhai) mentioning about… Continue reading Step down to step up!
Exploration of a new mobile application is always fascinating. Isn’t it? Our teachers of Moongileri cluster too, put on the exploration hat to enjoy this fascination. But, wait. What did they explore? The answer would bring about a “wow” expression in you. The teachers, who consistently work for better student outcomes did not deviate from… Continue reading MARKING A JOYOUS START TO THE TEACHER FORUM
At Vidhya Vidhai, the feeling of togetherness is contagious. Both the founders make a conscious effort to prioritize every team member’s personal and professional wellness. Team Lunch, Crazy Day and yearly Step Back are a few initiatives in our office culture, to bring all members across districts to have meaningful fun and reflect on their… Continue reading How is ₹75 enough for a family?
“I have observed students of Grade 5 choosing books from their classroom library during lunch hours. I appreciate the class teacher’s efforts in creating such an environment in her class.”- School Leader provided a smiley badge to the teacher as a token of appreciation. “I changed the seating arrangements in my classroom. It helped me… Continue reading The habit of reflection at Vidhya Vidhai schools
I am Ashwini from Involve Learning Solutions, part of the Program Design team along with Samyak and Divanshu. When we were struggling to figure out a way to strengthen our program that is when Divanshu (Founder of Involve) approached Regila, Co-founder of Vidhya Vidhai and it turned out to be perfect timing. She had already… Continue reading Power of Designathon
When asked why the name Vidhya Vidhai (VV), Regila Marinus, Co-founder of VV said, “a name that synonymously meant ‘education’ is what I preferred”, and added that Ram Prakash, co-founder of VV, her college mate and her “just right“ husband wanted the name to be related to agriculture. Education is something you sow today and… Continue reading SOWN SEED: THEY SAID INDUCTION AND GAVE ME INSPIRATION
Suresh, a 9-year-old child, has immense potential to grasp concepts quickly. Whenever Suresh tries to put down his thoughts on pen and paper, he faces a huge struggle. He is still at second grade level in reading and writing. There are so many other children like Suresh, who are not at their grade level competencies.… Continue reading Classroom Library: An initiative for a literacy-rich environment