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.
Story of Transformation
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.
We measure impact through numbers: our programme has transformed schools and changed the lives of countless students and volunteers.
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%
What our beneficiaries say
“AIKYA has done an incredible job by giving us a real opportunity to pursue our dreams.”
“Good work, AIKYA! It is wonderful to see you all come here week after week.”
“The AIKYA team is encouraging us to learn many things in a different way.”
“I have learnt from the volunteers how interesting studies and how it’ll help me”