Ready To School Project is a non-formal educational initiative of IDF which is used as a platform to disseminate essential knowledge and life skills to those who need it the most. Our attendees usually comprise of children who have dropped out of school and girls who are from the underprivileged communities.
Our objective is to make education accessible to children who have not had the opportunity to go to regular schools. Through our program, we hope to build their confidence, both academically and personally so that they can ultimately enroll in formal education.
Ready To School Project runs for 4 hours per day or 24 hours in a week.
During Winter - we are open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
During Summer - we are open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.
Main activities of Ready To School Project
i) Parents' Teachers Meeting:
A regular PTM is organized on 15th of every month at the Centre to meet with parents to discuss their child's performance and scope for improvement.
ii) Fun day:
Fun Day means a day full of joy and fun with the teachers and friends at Ready To School Project! Children enjoy the whole day learning by playing educational games. On this day children learn art & craft, paintings, singing, dance, Yoga and storytelling. Fun Day is an attractive way to retain the interest of kids in attending Ready To School Project, thereby ensuring their regular attendance.Every Saturday of the week is reserved for these activities.
iii) Wellness Day:
Wellness Day is celebrated quarterly or in an interval of three months. The overall health and wellness issues are evaluated and monitored for the healthy development of every child.
The main evaluation focus areas are healthy habits, eye and teeth check up by a specialist, height & weight measurement and successful implementation of vaccine programs currently supported by the government.
iv) Community Mobilization:
IDF regularly organizes community mobilization programs to educate and motivate people towards the importance of education for their children, especially girls.
v) Celebration of Indian Festivals:
Every year, children enrolled at Ready To School Project celebrate special eventssuch as Independence Day, Republic day, Gandhi Jayanti, Holi, and Deepawali etc. On these events, children perform dances, songs, participate in fancy dress contests and other cultural activities.
vi) Learn through play:
Children are taught through educational that make studies easy and interesting for kids.