Innovation Trip : Association with Shaastra

It was a fine Sunday morning for the rest of the world where the sun was shining brightly over the head but January 7th, 2018 will be an important day in the timeline of Involve, as we evolved a step ahead. For the first time in 12 years, Kendriya Vidyalaya (IIT Madras campus) got a…

Light in the darkness: My work at Involve

  “Akka, neenga en inaiku school ku varala? ”(Akka, why, didn’t you come to school today?) If there is even one day that Involve classes don’t happen in the school, this is what I hear in case I don’t turn up. And I get similar texts from our educators. It all started in August when…

Standing on the podium: A step into teaching

During the time when every kid goes to the classes, inside those four walls, to learn, there are some who want to do more than that. They look out of the window and aspire for something different, something more challenging.  They dare to be different and achieve even greater heights. This piece is about one…

A year of a Journey and our intangible bottomlines!

Just a few days back, I was looking at the very first presentation I made for Involve. It was the first time I had used PowerPoint for anything non-academic. Twenty-one slides and not a single picture. Hundreds of words trying very hard to mask the colorful background. Back then, I was not aware of the…

Why you should not go to tuitions!

                              You may never realise that going to the neighbourhood ‘Didi’ for help with Differentiation might be a better idea than struggling with cos and tans on your own. Here is where peer learning comes in. In easy words, it is…

Little Hands, Smiling Eyes and Big Words

                           “Accha laga ki bahar se bhi hamare liye log aaye hue hai. Itni care karte sab. Sab chuttiyo me bhi hume padha rahe”, (It feels nice that even out-stationed people have come for us. They care for us. Even in their holidays…

What else lies in the eyes of the beholder?

So what does this girl has to say about how these days have been? All this time here. What was the point?                          My experience at Involve has been very much inspiring and fruitful. At first, the idea of coming to school during vacations…

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…