HEALTHIER HEARTS FOUNDATION
Healthier Hearts Foundation working to Improve the Indian Education System
- Skill-based Learning.
- Rural Education.
- Gender Neutral Education. …
- Teacher Training.
- Subsidizing Professional Courses.
- Basic Computing In Rural Areas.
- Make Sports Compulsory.
Since time immemorial, the Indian education system has been the envy of the world. Right since the time of the Indus Valley Civilization, knowledge had been passed on from one generation to the other. What initially had the spoken form soon became written texts. Scientific and mathematical marvels were achieved. Somewhere within this period, Aryabhatta discovered the number 0, a discovery that completely changed the world of mathematics. As millennia passed by, centers of learning were established and universities like Nalanda passed on the torch of education from one generation to the other.
A sad thing about the Indian education system is the fact that its focus is only on urban clusters. There are hardly any decent centers of learning in the rural areas. This is especially true in terms of higher education. If a country has to actually develop, urban and rural developments have to go hand in hand.
Most of the times it is seen that the children’s woes centre around that of their parents. In the Indian scenario, parents are the ones who force their wards into a career they do not like. As a result students do not excel and upon failing to meet their parent’s expectations, they suffer from a number of mental health issues. To prevent such a thing from happening, the first step that must be taken is to educate the parents about the different career options that are available to the students and the possible scope of future in them.
As of now, the Indian education system is such that everyone is forced to study science and math. If this system can be revamped to identify the strengths of a student, then they can be given appropriate training in the chosen field. This will ensure that the child shines in that particular field.
Gender Neutral Education:
The Indian education system has always favored men over the fairer sex. The major change that must be brought about is to involve women in the same. Particularly subjects that are now considered to be the strength of men alone (like carpentry, engineering, etc.) should be made more accessible to women. Pioneer women in these fields should be given due encouragement and appreciation.
As in every other sector, the Indian education sector is one that suffers from the acute death of infrastructure. Most of the government schools do not even have proper chairs, tables, restrooms, let alone a playground, libraries and laboratories.
Teacher Training: India has a very good quality of dedicated teachers. However, the sad fact here is the fact that after they join this service, they receive little or no training. In such a situation, giving them periodic training will not just ensure that they are updated with the changing times, but will also improve the entire education scene of the country by leaps and bounds.
Subsidising Professional Courses:
It is a sad reality that many meritorious students are not able to afford professional courses because of the sheer expense involved in the same. This is all the way truer in case of students from the general category who does not have access to many scholarships. In such a situation subsidising the cost of professional education will ensure that the same is within the reach of deserving students from the lower and lower middle class strata of the Indian society.
Basic Computing in Rural Areas:
On one hand, India is a land of IT giants; on the other, rural India is completely digitally ill-equipped. In a situation like this, the first change that the education system must bring forward is to start free computing classes for skill development in rural areas. Only then will rural India move in the same pace as that of the urban Digital India and the country will embark on the journey of development.
Make Sports Compulsory:
One of the main reasons for the alarming rise in suicide amongst students in the country is the fact that they cannot handle stress. That in turn is because they are subjected to too much mental pressure. By making sports compulsory it can be ensured that all the students indulge in some sort of some physical activity. This will lead to their mind performing better and enable them to grasp their theory lessons well.
How we react Education programs:
- Book donations.
- Volunteer programs.
- The Case Study Project
- Offer Scholarships (Financial Help)
- Run Special tuition classes at urban slums and rural area where needed
- Skill Development programmes
- Basic Education development programmes
- Parents education programmes who are illiterate at urban slums and Rural areas
- Education Awareness programmes
- Learning & Self ability programmes
However results will ensure equal opportunities for all and in turn ensure greater innovation in the country.