School and Student Transformation

School and Student Transformation is a unique program that ensures holistic development of government schools and all the stakeholders involved, including the students and the teachers. This programme is in line with Goals 2,3,4,6,8,10 of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations which include ensuring excellence in education, exposure to facilities such as well equipped libraries and engagement in extracurricular activities.

We believe that education only forms a part of a student’s development. Here at AIKYA, we aim to transform schools into temples of joy and learning by introducing multiple dimensions of learning. The program aims to inculcate life skills that are essential for one to grow as part of the society.

Education

Our volunteers provide extra classes on important subjects such as English and Computer Science to help students feel comfortable in these topics.

School Infrastructure

AIKYA sets up libraries in and around government schools, to enable them to cultivate reading habits, explore new methods of learning. We also encourage the painting of the school compound with informative graffiti to transform the place into an environment suitable for learning.

Student Mentorship

Trained mentors are assigned to a selected bunch of students who receive one-on-one mentorship regarding their studies and other activities.

Kitchen Gardens

Volunteers develop kitchen gardens in the schools to enable them to grow their own healthy vegetables, aiding the mid-day meal program, while also engaging students in a productive extra-curricular activity.

Student Clubs

To encourage creativity in students and nurture their skills, various extra-curricular clubs are introduced in government schools that allow students to take their learning beyond the textbooks.

Career Guidance

Experts in different fields come together to provide career guidance to students of classes 9 and 10, making them aware of the different options they can take regarding their future, and helping them choose the right path.

Story of Transformation

The story of Government Lower Primary School, Harohalli: Our first transformation. A small school on the outskirts of Bangalore. 90 children. 90 lives changed forever.

It was a bright sunny morning in Harohalli, a small village located on the outskirts of Bangalore. But things weren’t as looking bright for the 90 children enrolled in the Government Lower Primary School. The students, between the ages of 5-12, had no smiles on their little faces; attending school was an ordeal for them.

The school was an old worn out building with dusty cobwebs and a patchy ceiling. The walls were dirty, and the floor even more. This was not a haven for learning and education. This was an atmosphere of despair and boredom.

It was at this point when AIKYA volunteers from BMS School of Architecture chalked out a plan to transform this school into a haven of learning. 25 volunteers came together and began the work. The children too were enthusiastic in transforming their school. The volunteers conducted workshops on cleanliness and hygiene, and the importance of keeping our surroundings clean.

The school was slowly fixed over the course of a month: students and volunteers cleaned up the school, patched up the roof, painted the walls with infographics and educated children in social values. Arts and Craft workshops were conducted during the weekends where students could showcase their creativity.

The result? Students loved it. They started paying more attention in class, they were happier, more enthusiastic to come to school every day. The old, dull building was transformed into a vibrant learning place filled with positivity.

The smiles on the children’s faces were brighter than the sun outside. Thus, had begun our journey of transformations.

Impact

We measure impact through numbers: our programme has transformed schools and changed the lives of countless students and volunteers.

Schools benefited

Students Benefited

Volunteers Engaged

Activities

We always aim to deliver the best experience to all our stakeholders –  Children,  Schools and Volunteers. Our volunteers, especially, are dear to us and an integral part of the programme’s success. Our mantra at AIKYA is to respect everyone. The satisfaction of our stakeholders means a great deal to us. The following graph represents our stakeholder satisfaction.

  • Student Satisfaction – 95%
  • School satisfaction – 90%
  • Volunteer satisfaction – 98%

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What our beneficiaries say

AIKYA has done an incredible job by giving us a real opportunity to pursue our dreams.

Priyanka

Good work, AIKYA! It is wonderful to see you all come here week after week.”

Ramesh

The AIKYA team is encouraging us to learn many things in a different way.

Abhishek

I have learnt from the volunteers how interesting studies and how it’ll help me

Fathima