Last Updated:  31/08/2021

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Project Pitch By: Bhumi

 

Proposed Project Title


Bhumi Fellowship

 

Thematic Area

Promotion of education, special education and vocational skills

Sub Thematic Area

Education scholarships & fellowships

Project Synopsis

The Bhumi fellowship is a two-year, non-residential fellowship programme designed to bring in smart committed young people to transform the schooling system in India by: Transforming headmasters into visionary leaders of their schools, Students of grade 1-5 becoming motivated and engaged learners yielding confidence of their abilities and skills to thrive in school and beyond, Molding fellows into skilled education leaders and entrepreneurs who utilize their grassroots fellowship experience to lead education ventures that implement innovative solutions to address educational inequity and improve the quality of education for all. It has various Objective/Purpose discussed further.
 
 
 

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
INR 1.0 Cr - INR 5.0 Cr
Proposed Location
Tamil Nadu

Key Project Partners
Companies

Project Status
Active
 

Facts

Beneficiary Type (Primary): Children
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): Youth
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 100 - 500 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done
 
 
 

Proposed Project Description

ASER 2019 Report states“Although children’s skills and abilities improve in each subsequent grade, 50.8% in Class III were well behind where they are expected to be by the end of Class I.”Even at age 8, almost 40% of children could not identify all emotions correctly. 76% of children drop out of school before grade 10, and less than 5% of India’s under-resourced youth are enrolled in college. In nearly 60% of schools, there are less than two teachers to teach Classes I to V.
The Bhumi fellowship is a two-year, non-residential fellowship programme designed to bring in smart committed young people to transform the schooling system in India by:

  • Transforming headmasters into visionary leaders of their schools who lead teachers and teachers in turn transforming into empathetic leaders inside and outside the classroom driving holistic excellence in students
  • Students of grade 1 – 5 becoming motivated and engaged learners yielding confidence of their abilities and skills to thrive in school and beyond
  • Parents and community becoming invested in the child’s holistic learning/growth and creating enriching learning environments through school stakeholders
  • Moulding fellows into skilled education leaders and entrepreneurs who utilize their grassroots fellowship experience to lead education ventures that implement innovative solutions to address educational inequity and improve the quality of education for all

Objectives: 

  • Improve learning outcomes, create exposure and access to resources and set up student leadership platforms
  • Improve pedagogical practices, and increasing teacher involvement and initiative
  • Build/rebuild the school vision and improve the capacity of school leadership
  • Increase in attendance and number of children continuing higher education (graduation)
  • Increase in parents’ involvement in Parent-Teacher’s Meetings
  • Improve the physical infrastructure and facilities, making the classroom processes more dynamic and interactive 
  • Understand the school system and the influencers, identify the opportunities and challenges, leverage the influencers to create sustainable structures and processes 

Additionally:

  • Fellows immersing in the education ecosystem to improve the quality of education delivered in schools by building leadership capabilities among school stakeholders
  • Fellows undertaking education projects in schools and communities that help them build their entrepreneurial acumen to design solutions to improve the quality of education and in the process, prime them to become education entrepreneurs in the long run

Outcomes: 

 Student outcomes:

  • Increased academic skill levels
  • Improved communication skills 
  • Increased motivation
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Increased social awareness
  • Improved behavior

Teacher outcomes:

  • Increased self-awareness
  • Increased social awareness
  • Increased involvement and motivation
  • Effective classroom management
  • Improved relationship with other staff members
  • Improved pedagogical practices

School leader outcomes:

  • Increased social awareness 
  • Increased School visibility
  • Begins visioning towards school improvement
  • Sees value in intervention for leadership development


Socio-Emotional Learning:

  • Increased classroom participation, Improved teacher-student relationship
  • Better stress management, motivation of self and goal setting behaviours
  • Building self-confidence of children
  • Assessing strengths and limitations
  • Problem solving, understanding consequences of action and taking ethical decisions 
  • Socially conscious changemakers in society 
  • Developing an optimistic outlook on life 

 

 
 

Salient Features

  1. Improves learning outcomes, creates exposure and access to resources and set up student leadership platforms
  2. Socio-emotional learning for school stakeholders such as teachers, HM to be more empathetic to children
  3. Build/rebuild the school vision and improve the capacity of school leadership
 

About Bhumi

Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent youth volunteer non-profit organisations. Bhumi as a platform enables over 30,000 volunteers in over 12 cities across India for causes like education, environment, animals and community welfare. Their vision is to help build a more influential, equal and socially conscious society. Their mission is to drive social change by fostering an environment where young adults & children learn, lead and thrive.

 
 

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