Last Updated:  26/04/2022

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Project Pitch By: Learning Curve Life Skills Foundation

 

Proposed Project Title


acSELerate+

 

Thematic Area

Promotion of education, special education and vocational skills

Sub Thematic Area

Skill Development Infrastructure

Project Synopsis

acSELerate+ aims to create a happy and safe environment in school to overcome behavioral difficulties in students through a 'safe' dedicated space in the school for students to engage with teachers and peers without fear with age-appropriate curriculum and experiential tools based on SEL and mental health. The classroom is equipped with technology for better visualization and learning of academics, and social and emotional skills.
 
 
 

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
INR 0.6 Cr - INR 1.0 Cr
Proposed Location
Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Pan India

Key Project Partners
NGOs,Companies

Project Status
Active
 

Facts

Beneficiary Type (Primary): Children
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): Women
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 1000- 3000 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done
 
 
 

Proposed Project Description

acSELerate’s mission is to enable girls from underserved backgrounds to become emotionally resilient, socially capable, and make informed choices. 

 The Gap

  • 40 % of girl children from low-income backgrounds have difficulties with self-esteem and mental health
  • 80% of girl children with mental health issues don’t have access to reporting and counseling
  • 60% of girl children with mental health issues dropout of school

 Our Approach:

  • Dedicated ‘safe’ space in schools for students to engage with teachers and peers without fear
  • Fully technology-enabled with a 51 inches smart TV and Yearly internet subscription.
  • Age-appropriate curriculum and experiential tools based on SEL and mental health
  • Direct engagement and counseling of parents and caregivers
  • Training of teachers and school administrators on mental health and counseling

 Impact:

  • Reduction in school drop-out rates
  • Improvement in school well-being index
  • Reduction in reported mental health issues
  • Resolution of mental health issues
  • Improvement in academic performance.
 
 

Salient Features

  1. Expertise is in program design, curriculum development, teacher training, implementation and assessment of social-emotional learning (SEL) and life skills in school environments.
  2. Our program ‘acSELerate’ is the only SEL based program in India that effectively integrates a systemic, multi-stakeholder approach to social-emotional learning
  3. In 2021, our program ‘acSELerate’ was selected in the top 13 impactful and scalable SEL programs globally by hundrED and The Lego Foundation
 

About Learning Curve Life Skills Foundation

Learning Curve Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 with the aim of enabling children from under-resourced backgrounds to be emotionally balanced, socially responsible, and make informed choices. Our accelerated program provides Social-Emotional Learning to students (age 8-15 years) through all the key stakeholders including the teacher, school administration, and parents. As part of this program, the following key activities are conducted during the course of the year:

  • Workshops to train teachers on their social-emotional skills
  • Providing teachers with teaching material, curriculum on SEL, lesson plans, and engagement toolkit
  • Monthly visits to schools to support teachers in the classrooms
  • Training workshops for school administrators on building conducive learning environments
  • Conducting parent awareness workshops on child behavior and how to create nurturing environments at home
  • Providing parents with progress reports on their child’s social-emotional skills

Since 2016, our program has been implemented in 525 public schools in Telangana, impacting 1.3 lakh students, 2,700 teachers, and 50,000 parents.

 
 

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