SRI SATYA SAI VIDYA MANDIR
(Free Education for Underprivileged Girls)
Moosapet slum was identified by a few women who wanted to spend their time in service to others. They initially entered the slum to teach health hygiene to the women in the slum which gradually evolved as informal school for children who were employed as child labor in the nearby industries. The rapport in the community was built gradually whilst liaosning with the government for the slum dwellers for their water and sanitation facilities. Eventually a formal school Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir School recognized by the Government was officially started in the year 1996. The school not only provides free education but also provides free mid day meal, school uniforms, books and other amenties. The students are also supported for higher education as per their interest and constant counselling and guidance.
Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir school aims to provide a solid and holistic educational foundation to children from slums and low income communities around Moosapet slums. All the students are either orphans, single parent or from economically lower strata of the society.
The school aims to bridge the learning gaps and ensure that the children pursue their education focusing on core values. School does not only focus on academic education but also on non-academic learning to mould and nurture confidence, self esteem and self-awareness amongst our students.
The school follows a structured curriculum for Telugu, English, Maths, Hindi, Science and Social Sciences from Grade 1 till Grade 10. A vertical progression of learning objectives for each subject ensures a steady and logical unfolding of learning at each level. Upholding the principle of holistic learning, the curriculum is implemented through a dual approach of ensuring conceptual understanding through lectures, demonstrations, and experiments as well as experiential learning through celebrations, events, field trips and workshops.
Assessments are conducted on a regular basis with the purpose of adapting the curriculum to meet the students' needs. This allows us to record students' performances on monthly intervals on an assessment rubric. An analysis of the student's performance indicates the gaps in the teaching-learning spaces and the cycle of curriculum management is revisited so to teach students the way they learn best. This analysis enables to identify of students with remedial needs; students with learning disabilities and students who need a teacher's stern eye and create solutions within the environment of the Learning Centre so that each student achieves their true fullest potential. The Vidya Mandir school is an effort towards instilling the faith, belief, and culture of "empowerment through education" in the minds of children from low-income communities to ensure that they pursue the path of knowledge, skills and values needed in order to break the restraints of illiteracy.