Saturday, December 18, 2010

[MLE]Mother tongue based pre-school in Orissa; Ullash

Dear MLE friends,

Sometimes you come across good new MLE related initiatives. Here is one: The NGO Ullash is  piloting of a mother tongue based pre-school programme in Orissa. They write on their website (http://ullash.org/index.php):
 The Programme “Successful Transition for Young Tribal Children in Odisha” primarily focuses on the preparation and piloting of a mother tongue based pre-school programme which will enhance children's learning in Anganwadis and pre-schools / other ECE centres and give them a sound foundation for a smooth transition to primary schools. The project is supported by the Bernard Van Leer Foundation and implemented by the state government and NGOs (PREM, CYSD and CLAP) in remote rural and tribal pockets.
It was through these types of pre-schools that the whole MLE movement in Papua New Guinea started. It is a great opportunity to start with a solid foundation in the Mother Tongue. Thanks for the tip to Pam Mackenzie

Regards,

Karsten
Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.

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The Programme “Successful Transition for Young Tribal Children in Odisha” primarily focuses on the preparation and piloting of a mother tongue based pre-school programme which will enhance children's learning in Anganwadis and pre-schools / other ECE centres and give them a sound foundation for a smooth transition to primary schools. The Programme is supported by the Bernard Van Leer Foundation and implemented by the state government and NGOs (PREM, CYSD and CLAP) in remote rural and tribal pockets. While the state government has a wider base, the partner NGOs are implementing the programme in selected blocks of the districts of Cuttack, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Korapput, Rayagada, and Sundargarh. The major activities include
  • (i)   Capacity building of the Angan Wadi workers, facilitators of preschool centres,       supervisors and community and PRI representatives
  • (ii)    Curriculum planning and TLM preparation in children’s mother tongue
  • (iii)   Community mobilization for linking centre with community and PRIs
  • (iv)   Evidence based advocacy for policy planning
  • (v)    Regular supervision and monitoring
  • (vi)   Creating empirical data base through research
  • (vii)   Evaluation of programme effectiveness.

1 comment:

  1. These all look lovely. I love the idea of giving something that will be useful and informative!
    pre school learning

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