What it is
KHELshaala is Project KHEL’s initiative on creating a curiosity for learning among underprivileged children who are either
- out of school and completely illiterate,
- drop-outs or
- enrolled in schools but lacking proper academic guidance.
The overall objective of KHELshaala is to inculcate a curiosity for learning and getting out of school children into school. We aim to do a short-duration, high intensity intervention in which children are divided into groups based on their existing learning levels. We identify the learning levels of children through pre-intervention evaluation and then design curriculum and methodologies suitable for each group needs. The main focus subjects are Hindi, Mathematics and English; the lessons are delivered using various activity based methods including storytelling, games, video sessions and crafts. The framework of KHELshaala also includes elements of continuous and comprehensive evaluation to make sure learning needs of each child is adequately met. The activity-based lessons are geared to help learners achieve all 5 competencies:
A new programme, launched in July 2016 and still in pilot stage, KHELshaala has already reached out to 60+ slum children, aged between 5-16 years from two slums in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. Most of the children are first generation learners and we aim to help enroll at least 10% of these children into a formal education system after they acquire basic functional literacy in upcoming academic year.