Umaidpur, Samastipur, Bihar 848135, India | Empowering The Every Child to “Be the change” .
Support Umaidpur Gram Vikas Society (UGVS) to Build a K through 12 International Baccalaureate School in the rural village Umaidpur in Samstipur district of Bihar, India.
Umaidpur Gram Vikas Society (UGVS) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). UGVS is working for social welfare works in India. UGVS effort is mainly focused on opening “The Umaidpur Village Mundari Devi International School“ in 2016 to provide the highest quality education and social support services to children, with major focus particularly on girls education of this village and its nearby villages in Northern Bihar, India.
The school will be named after Shrimati Mundari Devi, who was married into a family of very modest means in Umaidpur. Mundari Devi received no formal education, having never attended school, but she valued it greatly and educated her four children. Her family has agreed to give land (1.5 acre) needed for International Baccalaureate® (IB) programme of education in the school.
The School plans to offer a International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes and access to extra-curricular activities on a safe, modern campus in an environment where the girl child would have otherwise faced tremendous challenges in attaining an education.
Mission & Vision of School:
The Umaidpur Village Mundari Devi International School is a non-profit educational institution created with the goal of providing the highest quality education and social support services to meet the areas of academic learning, executive functioning, and social interaction through K-12 education to children in this village and nearby villages of Northern Bihar regardless of their religion, caste, creed, or ethnic backgrounds.
The Umaidpur Village Mundari Devi International School strives to provide students through authentic learning experiences that assist in the mastery of 6 critical skill areas: Academics, Executive Function, Entrepreneurship, Independence, Social Communication and Self Advocacy. Specifically, the School will support:
- Education through participation in a safe, secure classroom environment.
- Opportunities to experience a variety of extra-curricular activities.
- Providing the support that children need to build Executive function and self-regulation skills that enable them to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully.
- Students use their own assignments and responsibilities to build competence for survival in today’s world.
- Means to improve self-confidence and capability through academic and personal growth.
- An environment in which community service is valued.
- Well-qualified teachers and staff dedicated to the education mission.
It is important for students to have key foundational knowledge and skills to be able to comprehend text, write fluently, and perform basic math functions. Students develop such skills in collaboration with their individual coaches and use the backdrop of their academic responsibilities to develop these skills.
Teaching sessions will include:
- Overseeing course progress
- Breaking down assignments into manageable tasks
- Creating daily and weekly task lists that help students prioritize workload
- Creating exam study schedules that are manageable and realistic
- Rigorously following students’ course syllabi to reinforce that all assignments are completed and submitted on time
- Creating individualized study methods
Executive functioning skills are the set of processes that manage, control, and regulate one’s other cognitive processes, and include such skills as inhibition, planning, organization, and working memory.
Students use their own assignments and responsibilities to build competence for survival in today’s world. Executive functioning instruction focuses on skills such as organization, planning, prioritizing, self-monitoring, goal setting, and time management.
Sessions will include:
- Setting up weekly schedules that are infused with coaching session times, class location and time, study time, and recreational and social activities
- Assisting students with creating systems for organizing class content and course expectations
- Creating systems with students to confirm progress in each course
- Assisting students in advocating for appropriate accommodations and making sure accommodations are in place in all courses
- Helping students organize their work and making sure they have everything they need for each course
Entrepreneurship provides the skills that people of every age will need to be successful in our ever-changing world. While kids may not be able to grasp the in-depth details of every aspect of business that we as adult entrepreneurs are responsible for, they’re a lot smarter and intuitive than we often given them credit for. The skills and character traits kids can learn as little entrepreneurs will help them thrive their entire lives.
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- Provide children the methods, the tools, and the techniques to make it in a global economy so that children will become an asset to our society instead of a liability.
- Teaching entrepreneurship through practical experiences using setting stalls, fund raising though bake sale and other goods
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Social communication is a set of verbal and nonverbal skills that one utilizes in order to navigate relationships in work, life, and academia.
Social communication skills are integral in students getting involved on campus, as well as developing relationships with fellow classmates and teachers. Students learn how to be active listeners, stay on track in conversations, ask questions comfortably in class, know when to change the conversation path, know how to decline and initiate social invitations, develop interview skills, and discuss their concerns with peers.
Here’s how it will look:
- Daily teaching sessions help students learn how to work collaboratively with their peers on group projects and assignments, as well as how to communicate effectively with teachers and others on campus
- We help students to coordinate and make plans outside of their academics with other students
- Helping students communicate with note-takers, ensuring all pertinent information is included in all notes (i.e. announcements, date changes, assignments, etc.)
Self-advocacy is the ability to represent oneself, one’s views, and interests.
Students develop their ability to seek out appropriate supports and resources on campus when necessary, while receiving advocacy supports from their coaches.
Here’s how it will look:
- Coaches support students in advocating for appropriate accommodations
- Staff assist students in following through with the process necessary to access accommodations
- Students learn how to identify, understand, and navigate important resources on campus as necessary
With coaching supports, students learn how develop various independence skills, such as self-monitoring, initiating tasks, coping with obstacles, etc.
Sessions will include learning how to:
- Oversee course progress
- Follow course syllabi to confirm that all assignments are completed and submitted on time
- Create systems to confirm progress in each course