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Annual Report 2011 - 12

Annual Report
2011 - 12

BNKVS makes effort to explore innovative techniques for social mobility, whether it is cultural device to provide Joyful Learning to rural children (like Theatre, Dance & Music) or by organizing seminars, festivals and exhibitions to get a combined intellectual view. The proper Science Education is very important at the school level. The scenario is not up to the mark in rural part of Western Rajasthan. BNKVS worked with Agastya International Foundation, Banglore to provide Hands-on Science Education to rural children of Barmer district of Rajasthan. We focused Science Education through our Science on Wheels Program during the session 2011-2012. The detailed report is as follows-

Science on Wheels Program




At
Barmer (Rajasthan)
A Hands-on science education Project by Agastya International Foundation, Banglore
Project Implementing Partner- BNKVS GROUP OF THEATRE SOCIETY, JODHPUR
(RAJASTHAN)
Program Supported by- Cairn India
Introduction :-
Agastya International Foundation, Banglore has been working for a long time to provide Hands-on science education to rural children, to sensitize teachers for an innovative and interactive teaching skill and to generate scientific thinking in community. The very project is planned to execute in rural area of Barmer District (Rajasthan) by the support of Cairn India. BNKVS GROUP OF THEATRE SOCIETY, JODHPUR (RAJASTHAN) joined Agastya as a local implementing partner. A van which is fully equipped by models of different branches of science along with two trained instructors, visits identified schools/ villages to provide science education. The Chief Minister of Rajasthan Mr. Ashok Gahlot started the van by showing green flag in an opening ceremony of the project at Jaipur on 6th December 2010. The program started at Barmer by 8th December 2010.

Target Schools :-
There were 28 schools identified for the project initially.
1 GSSS Nimbaniyon ki Dhani
2 GUPS Kahu Ka Kheda
3 GUPS Rau Ji Ki Dhani
4 GUPS Magnaniyon Ki Dhani
5 GUPS Nagana Tala
6 GSSS Kawas
7 GSS Chokhla (S-1)
8 GUPS Chokhla (S-2)
9 GUPS Jogasar Chheetar
10 GSS Chheetar ka Par
11 GUPS Bothiya Jageer
12 GUPS Bothiya Purohitan
13 GUPS Khatiyon ka Tala
14 GSS Bhadkha
15 GUPS Madpura Barwala
16 GUPS Madpura Sani
17 UPS Saraswati Vidya Mandir
18 UPS Matasar Bhurtiya
19 UPS Bhawani Vidyamandir
20 GUPS Sada
21 GSS Koshlu
22 GSS Naya Nagar
23 GSS Mangle ki Beri
24 GSS Sindhaswa Harniyan
25 GSS Bhakharpura
26 GUPS Rawli Nadi
27 GUPS Adarsh Nagar
28 GUPS Sada Jhund

Selected Area for Community Shows :
S.No. Village
1 Nimbaniyon ki Dhani
2 Kahu Ka Kheda
3 Rau Ji Ki Dhani
4 Magnaniyon Ki Dhani
5 Nagana Tala
6 Kawas
7 Chokhla (S-1)
8 Chokhla (S-2)
9 Jogasar Chheetar
10 Chheetar ka Par
11 Bothiya Jageer
12 Bothiya Purohitan
13 Khatiyon ka Tala
14 Bhadkha
15 Madpura Barwala
16 Madpura Sani
17 Sar Ka Par Kawas
18 Matasar Bhurtiya
19 Hariyali
20 Sada
21 Koshlu
22 Naya Nagar
23 Mangle ki Beri
24 Sindhaswa Harniyan
25 Bhakharpura
26 Rawli Nadi
27 Adarsh Nagar
28 Sada Jhund
29 Adel
30 Nimbalkot
31 Barudi
32 Artwav
33 Khubri Beri
28 Nehron Ki Dhani
34 Gudamalani Girls
35 Gudamalani Boys
36 Deshantri Nadi
37 Gulaniyon Ki Dhani
38 Mundho Ki Dhani
39 Sar Ka Par Bandara
40 Baniya Sandha Dhora
41 Dhundha Kawas
42 Baitu Boys
43 Baitu Girls
44 Baitu Girls
45 Jalipa
46 Utterlai
47 St. Road Bmr
48 Malgodam Road Bmr
49 St. Pauls Bmr
50 Ramu Bai Bmr
51 Mayur Nobles
52 Modern School Bmr
53 Antri Devi Bmr
54 Ghandhi Chowk Bmr
55 Sindhaswa Chauhan
56 Dhandlawas
57 Godaron Ki Dhani
58 Sindhiyon Ki Dhani
59 Harpuniyon Ki Dhani
60 Manani Kumawato Ki Dhani
61 Chandaniyon Ki Dhani
62 Baytu Panji
63 Batadu
64 Sanjata
65 Rawatsar
66 Adarsh School Baytu
67 Shiv Shakti School Baytu
68 Bal Mandir Baytu
69 Swami Vivekanand Baytu
70 Sarswati School Baytu
71 Narsali Nadi Kolu
72 Varisth Upadhyay Baytu
73 Sarswati School Kawas
74 KK School Kawas
75 Gramin Lok Kawas
76 Adarsh School Bhadkha
77 Bhawani School Bhadkha
78 Sarswati School Chheetar
79 Vijayalaxmi School Chheetar
80 Madpura Purana Gaon
81 Naiyon Ki Dhani
82 Baytu Chimanji

Main Components of the project :-
  • School Demo
  • Community Visit
  • Teachersí Training
  • Science Fair

Description :-
  • School Demo : The Science Van visits schools, where scientific concepts are elaborated by instructors. School children actively participate in the process. The sole objective of the School Demo is to encourage students to learn the concept by doing some activity with models. Students describe the models/process after getting knowledge of it, in front of whole class/school by the help of teachers and instructors. It gives a sort of confidence in performing students where other get inspiration by this. So, this Learning by Doing becomes a factor of positive change in students towards science education.
  • Community Visit : There are so many misconceptions, superstitions and unawareness of health & hygiene common in rural areas. Science on Wheels program facilitates villagers the scientific way of thinking. The instructors go to a village and interact with community people on various topics and explain the science behind the fact. They create awareness for their health & hygiene related issues in a simple way.
  • Teachersí Training : It is important to sensitize teachers about this approach of science teaching to make program sustainable and more effective. A one-day teachersí training workshop is organized by Resource Persons of Agastya. Making of low cost models, using hands-on science teaching device were explained practically to participant teachers.
  • Science Fair : First of all we select a school for science fair and some young leaders (school children) to describe the models to other children. Instructors give training to young leaders regarding the models. In this fair we show at least 50 to 60 models. Then all students of different schools visit the fair and children learn science by discussion with young leaders. So, in this way it becomes Science-By Children- For Children.

Statistical Panorama :-
School Demostrations
Month No. of School Visits School Children Total Students No .Of Teachers Community Members Grand Total
Boys Girls Men Women Drop Outs Total
Aug-11 32 1388 1092 2480 156 32 31 33 96 2732
Sep-11 32 1366 927 2293 155 33 33 27 93 2541
Oct-111 18 715 525 1240 67 13 18 18 49 1356
Nov-11 31 1670 1063 2733 130 57 47 48 152 3015
Dec-11 14 542 318 860 59 15 22 19 56 975
Jan-12 38 1668 1020 2688 169 62 42 34 138 2995
Feb-12 27 1047 1006 2053 118 54 30 29 113 2284
Mar-12 35 954 807 1761 123 55 30 24 109 1993
Apr-12 6 185 95 280 30 7 6 2 15 325
May-12 22 582 429 1011 73 44 35 31 110 1194
Jun-12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jul-12 37 1771 1008 2779 198 38 39 22 99 3076
TOTAL 292 11888 8290 20178 1278 410 333 287 1030 22486

Community Visits
Month No. of Community Visits Children Adults and Aged Grand Total
Boys Girls Drop outs Total Men Women Total
Aug-11 4 56 41 11 108 76 53 129 237
Sep-11 4 59 56 14 129 69 90 159 288
Oct-11 5 77 40 31 148 91 65 156 304
Nov-11 2 25 9 7 41 47 13 60 101
Dec-11 10 305 140 76 521 355 82 437 958
Jan-12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb-12 3 50 20 25 95 102 40 142 237
Mar-12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr-12 18 295 224 141 660 670 420 1090 1750
May-12 12 144 89 87 320 249 254 503 823
Jun-12 8 87 87 66 197 285 115 400 597
Jul-12 3 35 30 19 84 40 70 110 194
TOTAL 69 1133 693 477 2303 1984 1202 3186 5489
Feedback from Students / Teachers / Community Members :-
Teachersí View : The concept of the program and the demonstration by Instructors is highly appreciated by all teachers of the schools where Mobile Van visited. Many teachers showed the need of Teachersí Training Program. Some of teachers requested to organizers to provide such working models to school. The continuous visits were required in schools by the teachers.
Studentsí View : Students showed the great enthusiasm and warm welcome. The students were astonished when the bookish topics of Science took shape of working models in front of them.
Community member's View : So many doubts of villagers were cleared in Community Visits. The reputed persons, public-representatives like Sarpanch, Gramsevak etc. witnessed the program. It will be helpful to develop science awareness as per their opinion.
So, it is all over report of activities organized in Science on Wheels Program at Barmer (Rajasthan) during the academic year 2011-2012.