Global Grant for Sri Ramakrishna Math Vivekananda Centenary Girls School

Global Grant for Sri Ramakrishna Math Vivekananda Centenary Girls School

The Global Grant Project by Rotary Club of Madras East for Sri Ramakrishna Math Vivekananda Centenary Girls Higher Secondary School is the 18th Global Grant Project of the club and the 1st one for this Rotary Year 2018-19. The project is aptly named ‘RITE – RCME’s Initiatives for Training and Education’.  

The initiative was inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice Dr Anita Sumanth, Judge Madras High Court. District Governor Rtn Babu Peram will was also  present . 

The Club’s theme for 2018-19 is Empowering the Girl. The present project for Sri Ramakrishna Math Vivekananda Centenary Girls Higher Secondary School, Mint, Chennai is worth around Rs 37 lakhs. It is implemented in association with Rotary Club of Irvine, CA, USA and The Rotary Foundation. The families of two of our club members have also contributed significantly to this project as have Rotary International districts 3232 (Chennai, India) and 5320 (CA, USA).

This project involves the following:

* Provision of a computer lab comprising 33 computers and air conditioners

* Energy saving lights and fans that are expected to bring down the power bill of the school.

* Improvement in teaching methodologies in association with India Literacy Project (ILP)

ROTE learning practices in traditional schooling system do not encourage experiential learning, nor foster creative thinking. Most children lack basic foundation in Science and Mathematics. Given the socioeconomic background, most often, families of the children are ill-equipped to provide necessary guidance for their education at home. Multi-Dimensional Learning Space (MDLS) administered by the NGO, India Literacy Project (ILP) (http://www.ilpnet.org/) is a program to improve learning levels, ensure experiential learning in schools and empower both students and teachers through support in class room interventions. 

It is a during-school and after-school program that provides multi-dimensional learning opportunities for school children to explore, experiment, discover and learn in multiple ways. MDLS improves learning competencies and equips students with academic and life-skills. MDLS also provides students exposure to a wide variety of areas beyond the school curriculum. RCME club has an on-going arrangement with ILP to implement MDLS in schools identified by us. This project envisages implementation of MDLS in this school as well as in 3 other Government Schools (at places called Keelamanmedu, Thandurai and Vengal).

Dyslexia remediation training for the teachers.

About Sri Ramakrishna Math Vivekananda Centenary Girls Higher Secondary School,

Mint, Chennai https://rkmvcs.edu.in/