Learn with fun

A new found panacea to a traditional learning problem


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Karnataka, INDIA
IN India
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About the project Edit

The aim of 'Learn with fun' Maths programme is to teach basic mathematics concept and its application in solving problems to primary school children (I - V Std) through the satellite. The programme is conducted from the expert centre in Bangalore and 16 villages from various parts of Karnataka logging in for 5 days a week (Monday - Friday).
Classes are conducted from 9 to 10am Monday to Friday. Communication is in vernacular language - Kannada. The efforts are directed towards teaching Math not as a subject, but as a fun game. The class is based on teaching concepts like addition, subtraction but not calculation of sums. (For eg. teaching the concept 'multiplication' as repeated addition and not otherwise).

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Giving a 100 per cent result in mathematics at most of the centres in the last academic year, 'Learn with Fun' is a new found panacea to a traditional learning problem for many.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Mathematics has been proved to be the most difficult subject among school going children, a fact maintained in the rural areas too. Most school dropouts complain that mathematics is an 'unmanageable subject'. 'Learn with Fun' programme has been trying to change this.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Manthan Award South Asia 2008 > Award Winners, E-Education
After a modest start, 'Learn with Fun' is generating enthusiasm through interaction built around a healthy competition among the 14 centres promoting better learning and in the process raising the bar of confidence among the learners.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

Dr Nandini Mundkur is the director of International Children’s Peace Council (ICPC) [3] and her current work in ICPC involves working in Social Emotional Learning programs for children across the country.As a director at the Sackhumvit Trust,[4] she has undertaken a program “Learn Math with Fun“ via satellite [5] for children across rural Karnataka (India).

What is the business model of this project? Edit

Centre for child development and disabilities is a unit of the Sackhumvit trust. This centre provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for children with a wide range of developmental problems in areas of physical, mental, language and. learning from birth to adolescence. The center has evaluated and treated more than 5000 children, including several from state as far as Assam and Delhi and various countries in Asia, Europe and North America. The clinic is supported by an early intervention centre staffed with psychologist, pediatric physiotherapist, occupational therapist, autism trained special educator, special educator for learning disability, and social worker.

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