Greater Noida: It is often seen that children of government schools though part of the formal education, lack in other spheres of life in comparison to students of private school.
Taking this setback for the government schools into consideration, a city-based NGO, Amarpushp Educational and Welfare Society. recently launched a pilot project "Shiksha Pratham" for the personality development of children through co-curricular and educational activities.
Shiksha Pratham's curriculum will include health, sanitation, science, technology, environment, culture, yoga and sports.
Talking to CitySpidey, Ashish Khuswaha, founder of the NGO said, "Through this programme, we will try to guide and educate the children beyond the academics. We have already implemented a curriculum for over 200 children who associated with our NGO for over eight years."
The NGO is running an in-house curriculum for one year for those children associated with them through their school and coaching. Khushwaha said he decided to launch the pilot project after receiving a positive response and for the time being will work at the primary level at two government schools in Greater Noida. And, in future, they will move to government schools across Gautam Budh Nagar.
They expect to run the curriculum in the next academic year which begins in March after official formalities.
Speaking about children's health, Khushwaha said that he considers prevention is better than cure and hence, under the curriculum, two free health check-up will be done twice annually of which record will be maintained. As for sanitation, workshops for the children will be organised where the focus will on hygiene and habits.