Ms Huddar is busy with a teacher discussing the ongoing examinations when we walk into her room. She is the principal of the flourishing Girls Government Secondary School located in Vishrantwadi, Pune. Uncommon adjective for a government school where failing and floundering are more commonly used. But this school does face a unique conundrum as explained by Ms Huddar. “This year we saw girls leaving the private school in the vicinity to join our school.
On 15th July 2015, countries across the globe celebrated the first World Youth Skills Day.
Koleshwar Vidyalay, a high school situated in the bustling little town of Tandulwadi, Maharashtra, too had planned a small program to mark the day. Associated with Lend-A-Hand India for 7 years now, they have been enthusiastic providers of skill education to their students. Students have been encouraged to apply their acquired skills in innovative and marketable projects, and several opt for technical education on graduation. It was only natural then that they chose to formally celebrate World Youth Skills Day. The school invited a local entrepreneur, Vijay Thorat to speak with the students and also to felicitate the Instructors who teach our multi skill vocational course in this school.
Vijay shared his own journey, from academic failure to establishing own business. Continue reading Celebrating Skills, Hands On!