What we want to achieve
Under AAS we bring science books to life with demo models and activity kits with comic books, activities, posters and train teachers to make learning experiential and fun. The overall objective of the proposed project is to create a culture of activity based learning eco-system in schools by building the capacities of Teachers & providing school with necessary Teaching Aids & Student Activity Kits To create a culture of activity based learning eco-system in schools by building the capacities of Teachers & Providing schools with necessary Teaching Aids & Student Activity Kits. Empowering science teachers to create a self-sustainable culture of experiential learning platforms in schools for children; leading to institutional changes in teaching & learning methodologies. The Demoz Lab kit consists of shortlisted 81 demo models based on CBSE board curriculum. These 81 models are linked to concepts taught from third till tenth grade. These models allow students to observe over 500 complex scientific principles at play. By experiencing the concepts and not just reading about them, they become very easy to learn and understand.
Modular employable skill
India has large young population, only 5% of the Indian labour force in the age group of 20-24 years has obtained vocational skills through formal means whereas the percentage in industrialized countries varies between 60 % and 96%. About 63% of the school students drop out at different stages before reaching Class X. Only about 2.5 million vocational training seats are available in the country whereas about 12.8 million persons enter the labour market every year. This signifies that a large number of school drop outs do not have access to skill development for improving their employability. The educational entry requirements and long duration of courses of the formal training system are some of the impediments for a person of low educational attainment to acquire skills for his livelihood. Under this scheme, training to earlier school leavers and existing workers especially in a unorganized sector are to be trained for employable skills.
Under this program we provide vocational training to school leavers, existing workers, ITI graduates, etc.to improve their employability by optimally utilizing the infrastructure available in Government, private institutions and the Industry. Existing skills of the persons can also be tested and certified under this scheme. Priority will be given to covering those above the age of 14 years who have been or withdrawn as child labour to enable them to learn employable skills in order to get gainful employment. Demand driven Short term training courses based on Modular Employable Skills have been decided in consultation with Industry.