iShaala from Bal Utsav

iShaala ™ is a model school designed for small schools    with under ~100 children, that is Innovative, Inclusive, Interactive,  Internet Powered and Inspires Communities.

At Bal Utsav we believe that every child should have access to a quality education. We thus reimagine education and Transform Schools in India through our flagship program – iShaala while creating a global community around the common goal of #EducationMakesAllTheDifference.

An iShaala is a model school in India that is internet powered, involved and inspires communities.

The following interventions are carried out at various iShaala in India, through focussed and sustainable interventions in the areas of:

  • We believe that a quality learning environment is critical to increasing students enrolment, attendance, engagement and overall learning outcomes – so we repair, build and maintain schools to ensure that all of our students have access to a safe and healthy place to learn.
  • We make available elements of school kits, internet powered classrooms, IOT enabled devices and a host of other interventions that power the school infrastructure to desirable outcomes.
  • To ensure students are learning effectively, we are changing the way teacher development programs are facilitated through workshops, and personalised coaching. We equip teachers with innovative, interactive methodologies and age appropriate, dynamic materials to enhance teaching of the national curriculum. Through this we ensure students are receiving a high quality education, and we provide teachers with necessary training and innovative resources, thus enhancing the delivery of the curriculum and empowering them to lead dynamic and effective lessons.
  • We make available Para Teachers where required to fill the gap of acute teacher shortage, thereby making amends to the skewed student-teacher ratio and enabling teachers to deliver better at the supported schools.
  • We facilitate technology enabled learning aid and other TLM material which enables teachers to carry out the important role of building the future of our nation through effective learning.

Our Scholarships program is an initiative to bring life-changing opportunities to students in need from our Sampoorna Shaalas. This is done by
identifying meritorious students (top 1-3%) from underserved backgrounds, and providing life changing opportunities to pursue their passions through a full scholarship by giving students the resources they need for learning thus catering to the entire lifecycle from childhood to livelihood.

  • Though our WaSH ( Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) program, we provide children with access to clean water, private bathrooms and good hygiene practices to foster the growth and development of students. We believe that providing safe, clean WaSH infrastructure coupled with knowledge on hygiene behaviours is essential for keeping children health and happy when in school.
  • We run a successful Menstrual Hygiene Program for the girls in all our Sampoorna Shaalas, providing menstrual hygiene supplies, state of the art menstrual waste disposal mechanisms (IOT enabled), coupled with awareness sessions (inspired by the Bharatiya philosophy) to enable girls to attend school 365 days a year.
  • We provide janitors and washroom cleaning supplies to maintain clean, hygienic toilets.

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