We believe that for any intervention to be truly sustainable, it must be led by the local community from inception. We specialise in creating high quality training sessions by uniting all key stakeholders under an umbrella vision and collaborating with them to invent and implement practical solutions. The psychology of learning and change facilitation are deeply rooted in our capacity building which involves contextually relevant theory, practicals, self efficacy strengthening projects and unrestricted fun.
Young Adults Learning Centre (Y.A.L.C.)
Young Adults Learning Centre is an initiative to increase the quality of teachers in Early Childhood Care and Education by training new teachers, existing teachers and organisations in quality ECCE practices. It is centred around the upliftment of under-resourced communities in Trombay area of Mumbai. The approach is to begin by vocationally training women belonging to economically backward families in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) over a period of 9 months and encourage them to uplift their community, starting with educating children in their most crucial years of development.
Serving while Learning
Barefoot Edu Foundation follows a systems thinking approach which permeates into our trainings and helps the teachers see a larger picture. A core component of the training is a Live Action Project (LAP) in which groups of student teachers are responsible for conceptualising a master plan to transform a below par preschool into a model preschool. The student teachers while still under training assist Anganwadi workers and supervisors in realising a vision for quality Early Childhood Education
Preparing Anganwadis for Learning
We directly build the capacity of Supervisors and Anganwadi workers in child development, utilisation of pre-school kit, teaching methods and tracking children’s performance. The training provides essential knowledge to prepare an early childhood educator to create a holistic learning environment for children. We address teaching methods for 5 child development areas—socio-emotional learning, language, cognitive, physical development and creativity. Translation of capacity building efforts into classroom practices is ensured by setting up of administrative systems and creating a culture of demand driven professional development.
Anganwadi Supervisor participating in capacity building
Supervisors and workers co-creating solutions
Supervisors demonstrating poetry recitation