Nalanda Resource Center

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world- Nelson Mandela , Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire - William Butler Yeats,   I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework - Edith Ann, [Lily Tomlin] ,    The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn - Alvin Toffler ,       Nine tenths of education is encouragement - Anatole France ,       All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth - Aristotle ,         Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual - Arthur Koestler ,          The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men - Bill Beattie ,      A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops - Henry B. Adams


It necessary to cover all the education needs of a child in a specified geographical area as a thrust towards continuing education. This isbecause individual children often jump from one education system to another ina location and often also drop out of school. Hence tapping specific educationalinstitutions may not be enough and it is necessary to create a hub where anychild, irrespective of the nature of education system he or she is attachedto, can come for bridging theirlearning gaps. This will allow for a kind of integrated approach. Another important aspect that played a key role here is the introduction of RTE.With RTE, education centres run by various organisations gradually shut downas they did not cater to RTE stringencies for schools. However, the scope andneed for linking drop out children with education, mainstreaming children,providing bridge courses so that children enrolled in school but unable to attainage and class appropriate learning levels are able to learning remained.Government schools, particularly in states like Uttar Pradesh, were not equippedto look into these dimensions. Here too, the learning hub was designed to playa pivotal role in mainstreaming drop outs and ensuring age and classappropriate quality education to the already enrolled. So quality ineducation to ensure age appropriate competency outcomes will be addressed.

Currently, Nalanda runs 10 such hubs in rural areas, 5 in the state of Uttar Pradesh, 3 inJharkhand and 2 in Bihar.5000 children have been benefitted so far from this program.



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