Just like Cinderella, only not disappearing at midnight!

                      Taking an initiative is not easy. Starting-up is as painful as enthralling it seems. And Involve’s beginning was quite the same. The path that stands in front of us today, was carved out of the darkness. It was an October evening, tea time, when Divanshu was discussing with his friend ways through which learning of…

After School Escapades!

There is this really amazing thing happening which has got us involved in this business called Mini Summer Camp. In case you are wondering just what exactly is a Mini Summer Camp, it is a place where recreational activities are provided for the school volunteers under our supervision during the summer months(obviously). And this one…

Moving in the right direction!

Parents’ response has been very important for us since day one. If we talk about the parents’ orientation which took place on the 14th of May where almost 80% of the parents attended the session. Initially, the parents did not have any idea about Involve or the concept of ‘peer learning’ which is our central notion. Later, most…

First day jitters!

Imagine the four-year old you going to the unfamiliar school for the very first time. Well, it turns out whether you are four or nineteen, going to an unfamiliar school still has you on your toes. And I am talking about the school which is going to be my workplace for the next few weeks….

Food, Electricity and a bit of Profit and Loss!

“Each step you take reveals a new horizon.” The student volunteers after being selected need to be mentored on how to teach. And for this, we had an Induction Workshop. The head teacher had arranged for three different teachers, each for the subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. They focused on the basics of teaching…

Patience is a virtue when it comes to giving Presentations!

“Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.” Even if we interest the students, the real deal lies in convincing the parents to send their children for such a mode of learning. As such we acted on the need to conduct an orientation session for the parents of the learners as well as the parents…

Here where the students become teachers!

“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” We knew our hard work has paid off with the response that we got. We then organised a volunteers’ selection process from which we expected to recruit 10-12 ‘student teachers’. The volunteers were not just chosen on the basis…

Star of the big stage!

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.” The day had come when we had the orientation where we introduced our unique model of teaching to the senior students of the school. The idea lies that a student of a higher standard, if trained and  mentored properly can successfully teach his juniors. We follow the…

Zero Hour: Hopes and Endevours!

“The beginning is always today” And so we begin our social project in collaboration with the ASN Senior Secondary School on this eventful day. The ‘Pre Assessment Test’ or PAT was conducted for the students of 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th standard, for evaluating the children according to their academic performance. The questions were…

Involve beginning : The Solution

“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.” What is so unique about Involve? Where is the innovation? Well, we believe that if we can motivate a child to learn and give him a purpose, that is the biggest innovation. That’s what…

Involve beginning: The Inspiration

“You cannot teach a person anything. You can only help him find it within himself.” So, while I was preparing for JEE , back in December 2013, our cook asked us if I could teach her 12-year-old boy who was in 5th standard in a government school. I asked her if he had any private…