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The Neev Book Award Shortlists are in!
Recognition from Around the World
“The illustrations provided by Priya Kuriyan are bright and colorful and the facial expressions of the humans and the animals will be entertaining for young children. Also, there is a list in the back of the book that offers several boredom busters for children with just about any interest–reading, music, crafts, physical activities, and games.”
Highly Commended by SABA
The South Asia Book Award aims to highlight outstanding books for children and teens that portray South Asians. According to their website, they wish to “encourage and commend authors and publishers who produce such books, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use.”
IT WAS KARADI’S BIRTHDAY!
A Brand New Online Series for the Lockdown Days
For Magic English Vaachan, an initiative supported by NSEF, implemented in 100 (Phase 1) ZP Schools in Nandurbar district, teachers’ orientation is scheduled from 22nd June 2020 to 7th July 2020. So far, the training has been given to 193 teachers from 48 schools in the district. In Maharashtra where Karadi Path is implemented in 393 schools, a total of 246 manual study sessions have been conducted so far. There were 962 teachers from 210 schools covered in these sessions.
Since Karadi Path Magic English-SLL requires the teachers to be trained and accredited in the principles of pedagogy, regular trainings and workshops would be offered to the teachers from the schools implementing the programme. The objective of the workshop is to offer refresher training to the Karadi Path approach which also includes manual studies, demo sessions, practice of modules.
Also, in continuation to the teachers connect, the Tamil Nadu team under the “Joyful English” programme initiated “Lockdown Challenge Activities”. The aim of this activity was to connect to the students with the support of the teachers. A small group of students from remote tribal locations who had access to at least basic mobile phones, participated in the initiative. The teachers who supported this drive shared video/audio clips of conversation practice and expression reading activities of the students.
Launch of the Karadi Path Programme in 15 Srilankan Refugee Camps
The Path to Last Mile Learning (PLML)
Karadi Path Online Classes
Ensuring that there is never a lockdown on learning, Karadi now meets students online! Students have been attending the online Karadi Path sessions from the comfort of their homes. Not only are they enjoying Karadi’s songs and stories, they are also learning so much! The virtual Karadi Path sessions provide the students with an opportunity to engage with the screen in a meaningful manner. During the session, the students can be seen doing actions, singing along, enjoying the stories and participating in the various language-based activities.
Karadi Path Makes Headlines – Maharashtra Times, 24th June 2020
The MVP group of schools largely caters to children from low-income populations and has been implementing the Karadi Path programme for the past four years. Initially, this intervention started with four schools as a trial and error programme and was for half the strength. Hearty congratulations to the team for the great support to schools and for making this prominent mention possible.
Excerpt from article:
‘…students from vernacular background are left behind only for the lack of English language skills. Because of the unique approach of Karadi Path, students have shown tremendous improvement in their language skills. The principal of Gangapur branch said, “Students have picked up new words and have also learned synonymous words. Within a short period they have become more confident. They have shed their fear of the English language and this was only possible because of the programme.”’