Dr. Urvashi Sahni, President of Studyhall Educational Foundation, met Dy CM Dinesh Sharma and discussed the state of primary and secondary education in Uttar Pradesh. Dr. Sahni, who is also a member of the Rajasthan chief minister’s advisory council (education), appraised Sharma about how administrative reforms in Rajasthan had lead to the migration of 10 lakh students from private schools to government schools in Rajasthan.
Prof Sharma showed the keen interest in knowing how the change was brought about in Rajasthan. He said that the current Yogi government was determined to bring about positive changes in primary and secondary education and he would like to discuss this further.
To this, Dr. Sahni explained that integration of primary and secondary school, reducing teacher vacancies, rationalization of teacher appointments based on the need of the school, a collection of accurate school data through a technology portal, Shaala darpan, along with increasing teacher accountability were among the major factors for change.
As a follow up of the meeting, Dy CM Dinesh Sharma suggested that he would like to arrange a presentation before the chief minister Yogi Aditynath and table her suggestions to chalk out the roadmap for educational reform in UP.
She also presented a memorandum to stop child marriage in UP as part of the India’s Daughters Campaign being run by the Study Hall Educational Foundation.
The Parents Orientation Meet for the new session 2017 – 2016 was held at the Prep School on April 22, 2016.
It was attended by the parents, who were warmly welcomed on board. The school policies, ethos and curriculum were discussed at length. It was a fruitful interactive session, where parents were encouraged to express their suggestions and expectations. It was definitely an enriching experience for both – the teachers and the parents.
The Study Hall Educational Foundation organized an awareness march against child marriage to launch its 5th India’s Daughters Campaign 2017 on April 1, 2017.
With over 200 participants the rally started from Gandhi Pratima in Hazaratganj and moved towards Jawahar Bhawan.
Students Prerna Girls School , 8 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Study Hall School, Vidyasthali and GyanSetu participated in the rally.
As a follow-up a memorandum against child marriage was given to the chief minister and the governor.
Naheed from Prayatna (NGO) said that this is a very good attempt to draw the attention of the crowd towards a very sensitive issue.
Dr Sahni added to her voice saying the onus is now on the state government to take this issue forward.
Mahant Diya Giri of Mankamneshwar Temple also spoke on the occasion and said the since the inception of the law against child marriage not a lot has changed and one of the major reasons for child marriage is illiteracy and lack of strict implementation of the law.
A Nukkad Natak titled Bal Vivah Ghulami Hai was also staged on the issue.
5 child marriage survivors also participated in the event.
One of the child marriage survivor Fatima Khatoon (name changed) said that had my teachers not saved me from the child marriage I would not had two kids by now and I would not be supporting my family through a job.
Mamta Singh, Humsafar, Neha Naidu, UNICEF, Swarnima Singh, Suraksha, Chhavi Jain, Suraksha, Naheed Aqueel, Prayatna, Shaista Ambar, All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board, Mohd. Idrees Ambar, All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board, Prof Nishi Pandey, Lucknow University, Rakhee Panjwani, Principal Prerna Girls School, Kahkashaw Parween, Mahila Samakhya, Shubhagi, AALI, Jagdish Gupta, Mankamneshwar Math, Akhilesh Tiwari, Sarathi, Shipra Jha, Girls Not Brides, Neelofer Khan, Uttar Pradesh Police Mahila Samman Prakoshtha, J Ram, Social Welfare Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh , Swarnima Singh, Suraksha, Lucknow, Chhavi Jain, Suraksha, Lucknow, Prof Nishi Pandey, Institute of Women’s Studies, Lucknow University , Aftab Mohammad, CP Specialist. UNICEF, Shachi Sharma, Sahayog India, Deepika, Sahayog India and Ibrahim, Nadwa (Muslim Education Institution) also lent their voice to the rally.
India’s Daughters Campaign – Awareness March – April 1, 2017
India’s Daughters Campaign – Awareness March – April 1, 2017 – Mankamneshwar Mahant Divya Giri
India’s Daughters Campaign – Awareness March – Street Play – Bal Vivah Ghulami Hai – April 1, 2017
The second convocation of NTT course By Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF) was held on April 1, 2017 in The Prep School .
Dr Kirti Narain, Retd Principal, Jai Hind College, Mumbai and Project Director – Giri Institute, Dr Urvashi Sahni The President – Director of SHEF, and The principal of Prep School , Mrs Shashi Mehta gave away the Certificates and mark sheets to the Seventeen trainees graduating as trained teachers .
The Nursery and Primary Teacher Training course by Study Hall Educational Foundation strives to create able, caring and compassionate Pre primary teachers for the growing needs of children of the 21st century. The training programme aims to train trainee teachers in the classrooms. It follows the apprenticeship model. Teachers spend at least three hours every day in the classroom from the very first day. The course strikes a balance between theory and practice. Learning is enriched as the trainee teachers acquire teaching skills by being with children and watching experienced teachers at work. During the training the trainee teachers are given ample opportunity to observe and understand the young learners along with theory classes. They attend regular seminars and workshops conducted by experts in educational field.They get ample opportunity to teach in classrooms. Their teachings are recorded and viewed by them which helps in metacognition . They document all the practical learning in a portfolio.
Overall, it as an enriching training programme which gives an edge as the future teachers are trained in classroom environments with the children, by the teachers .
The master trainers gave congratulatory message note. Cultural programme by trainees added to the overall feel .
Mrs. Priya Kakkar, Director NTT proposed the cote of thanks .
The five-day Study Hall art exhibition – Art with Heart – was inaugurated by eminent artist Pooja Sood at the Lalit Kala Academy here on Monday. Art with Heart showcased a rich collection of painting, lino-prints, photographs, installation art and sculptures made by the Study Hall School students.
Speaking on the occasion, Sood who is also the director of Khoj International Artists’
Association said that the quality of art on display is of very high and urged the students to continue to work hard and pursue their passion in art. Heart and hard work are the two things that make an artist successful.
Adding to Sood’s comments Dr Urvashi Sahni also urged the students to produce such high quality art work and said art is an expression of self.
Besides the paintings, papier Mache sculptures, wood sculptures, tribal art and lino prints also drew the attention of the visitors.
The Exhibition at the Lalit Kala Academy will be open to general public from 11am to 7pm till March 3, 2017.
The annual Prerna Concert – Chu Le Aasman – got off to a colourful start with the inauguration of the Art and crafts exhibition. Paintings made students of class 6 to 12 were displayed in the exhibition.
Welcoming guests to the concert the Principal of the Prerna Girls School said that Prerna is an endeavor to empower the girls. She also shared how 18 Prerna Girls had gone on complete Visharad (graduation in music).
This was followed by a soulful rendition of the song Hamari Hain Mutthi Mein Aakash Sara
Pre-primary students performed a heart-melting dance on a medley.
Other highlights of the first day of the Prerna Concert included – play titled Macchar Ram by prep class, dance by class 2. Three other plays were also staged on the occasion.
They included Ekta mein Bal by class 3, E-jungle by Prerna Boys and the mouse wedding by class 4. Sporty recitation by class 1 students was also held.
The concluding ceremony started with the parents of Prerna Girls sharing their experience.
This was followed by a vote of thanks by Dr. Urvashi Sahni. She talked about how important it was for parents to attend the function and cheer their children.
Much fanfare marked the Study Hall Carnival 2016 held here in Saturday.
Fun and games made sure the kids had a good time and kept playing till the carnival drew to a close.
Games like Long Flight, Just Ring It, Stick and blow were great Hits among those visiting the school on a sunny afternoon. Ratio making, plane flying and the Didi’s food stalls attracted the most crowd.
More than 2500 students and parents alike participated in the Carnival.
Students and parents from Study Hall School, Prerna Girls School and Prerna Boys School participated in the event.
The Prep School celebrated its Annual Day on December 3, 2016.
The theme of the Annual Sports day was “Khel Tamasha”. The audience certainly got to see a lot of Khel and Tamasha at one place by the budding artist of ages 2 to 5. The audience were delighted and amused at the enthralling performance of the little ones. The narrators as “Jhamooras“ and “Madaris” did an excellent job by taking the audience through the fun filled khel tamasha.
The little children of The Prep School presented a delightful melange of sports. cultural activite and races. The Sufi dancers of class Nursery took the audience by surprise. They were just perfect with their moves . Also,the “Dabba Race “ by Nursery made one and all remember the dabba walas of Mumbai.
The performance “exercise, exercise” by class Lower Prep motivated the audience to follow a strict exercise regime .
The “Kalberia “dance by Lower Prep was amusing . The audience got to see the bioscope, jhoolas , Govinda Matki and all the fun things seen in a typical village fair .
The inclusive performance of special children in the programme left the audience spell bound. Each of the presentations took the audience back to their childhood days . Children dressed as monkeys, tigers, elephants, madaris, looked adorable.
The effort and time invested by the teachers was clearly visible in the delightful presentations by the children, their oozing confidence and smiles. Along with the parent community, Dr Urvashi Sahani, CEO, Study Hall Educational Foundation, and many other dignitaries were present to grace the occasion. Dr Sahani presented the grand cup of victory to al the children of The Prep School.
Mrs. Shashi Mehta, Principal, The Prep School thanked one and all for being a part of the ”Khel Tamasha“after the show stopper grand finale by Class Upper Prep which left the audience applauding.
To welcome the spirit of Diwali – a Rangoli & Bandhanvaar competition was organised for parents at the Prep School. The parents were seen participating joyfully and enthusiastically in the event that was held with a motive to encourage them to showcase their hidden talent & aesthetic sense in front of their children.