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ADHARSHILA - MASTERG Apparel DESIGN & Fabrication PROGRAm

2016 - Present

MasterG is an innovative one year fashion design skill development training and certification program implemented at Adharshila Fena Apparel Design and Fabrication Center by fashion designer Gayatri Jolly. This program helps train women from marginalized and migrant communities in India. By training with MasterG, they learn skills that can help them get remunerative work in the garment industry. It helps them become self-reliant, earn fair wages, and fight for their rights as garment workers in an industry that is informal and does not guarantee fair compensation. 


MGML - ABL - little scholars program at adharshila

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2007 - Present

The Multi Grade Multi Level Methodology of Activity Based Learning is a parallel method to the conventional classroom system. This method is built upon activities that take concepts from text books but do away with the idea of writing and reading. Each child participates in the 'Each one, teach one' Mela conducted by the senior students (who have done the activities once before). The senior students act as mentors to the junior students. Each activity teaches the child a variety of concepts such as Math, Environmental Science, Hindi and English. Its a method that camouflages mundane study methods with fun filled learning activities.

The ABL methodology is a brainchild of Rishi Valley School - RIVER TIDE organization in Madnapalle, Karnataka. Curriculum developers from Adharshila attended the MGML World conference 2016 before piloting it in the North. However, Adharshila has customized the whole methodology to suit a system that appreciates the conventional remedial classes but keeps the essence of joyful learning intact.

This method has been built to do away with the problems faced by students and teachers when learning and teaching multiple levels in one classroom. A multigraded class is one where a teacher is responsible for two or more class grades at any one time and stands in contrast to a monograded class where a teacher is responsible for one class grade (year, standard) at any one time. For a variety of reasons, multigraded classes are more often found among remote, rural and marginalized communities. This method encourages zero comparison and ranking in classrooms; each student learns at his/her own pace. The steps followed by the method include introduction to the concepts, practice, evaluation and enrichment/remedial activity. About 500 activities have been built for the first phase of the MGML Education Melas. These activities take concepts from text books and turn them into a process that is fun and far away from a conventional pattern of learning. The students become mentors and teach the other younger students. This program focuses on 'peer learning' and it teaches the older students to be responsible.

The Little Scholars (MGML) program has been implemented since March 2016.


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ADHARSHILA - HOMEOPATHIC FAMILY CLINIC

2007 - Present

An initiative to set up a “Homeopathic Family Clinic” was undertaken to further the scope of extending alternative care to the unreached with the support of Ms. Renu & Bipin Maira. The clinics are situated in three slum locations and medical help is made available to patients at their doorstep. The beneficiaries are counseled about hygiene & sanitation, clean environment, and nutritious diet. These centers are set up with the idea that women should be provided with an approachable safe-zone where they can be comfortable discussing their problems.


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ADHARSHILA - Women's HEALTH CENTer

2011 - Present

In partnership with ‘Hans Foundation’, “Adharshila – Hans Mobile Medical Unit ” was set up in Dec 2011. Over time, it has made a considerable impact in spreading awareness, diagnosis and treatment of underprivileged adolescent girls & women living in the slums of Delhi. “Adharshila – Hans Mobile Medical Unit” operates its stationary clinic five days a week and mobile clinic four times a week for adolescent girls & women, reaching out to 1200 women every month. Medicines are distributed free of cost to the beneficiaries. Lab tests, Ultrasound and X-Rays as advised by the doctor are also conducted free of cost. Besides regular checkups, the beneficiaries are offered counseling sessions about hygiene & sanitation, clean environment, nutritious diet, eye care, liver care, legal awareness, and cancer awareness. Pap smear tests, inoculations, and immunizations are also executed regularly. An effort is made to establish linkages with hospitals for referral cases. We have seen our motto of “Swasthya Mahila Swasthya Samaj” making an impact as the women have realized the importance of their health as an important component in the well being of the family.


CCAB,CCIB COURSES CERTIFIED BY NIIT

Four months CCIB, CCAB & CCDL Computer Courses, Certified by NIIT are implemented at Adharshila- Fena Computer Centres at Kalkaji and Harkesh Nagar. Students are trained in Basic computer skills and advanced excel along with emphasis on English as a language and personality development to enhance employability.

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CCAB,CCIB COURSES CERTIFIED BY NIIT

Four months CCIB, CCAB & CCDL Computer Courses, Certified by NIIT are implemented at Adharshila- Maira Computer Centre at Tigri. Students are trained in Basic computer skills & DTP  with emphasis on English


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REMEDIAL CLASSES

2005 - Present

The project of “Remedial Classes” is very important as it is instrumental in determining whether or not students drop out of school. These classes are held at Kalkaji with the support of Krishna & Bonnie Arora Donor Advised Fund and at Tigri with the support of Ms. Renu & Bipin Maira. Being at an impressionable age, this extra help they receive through Adharshila’s remedial classes goes a long way in preventing them from discontinuing their education.  At home their parents are not educated and hence, cannot provide them any guidance or support, so these students are given extra help in their studies. Due to these challenges, among many others, it becomes extremely important for them to have extra coaching. Along with coaching, regular monthly tests are conducted by the teachers to evaluate the progress of every individual child. Children are also taught to be conscious of their hygiene in their day-to-day life. In addition to general awareness, Legal Awareness, Nutrition Awareness, Personality Development workshops, Eye check ups, and dental check ups are also conducted to provide medication, spectacles and preventive care, respectively. 


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NON-FORMAL EDUCATION

2010 - Present

This program helps the women & children from the unreached communities who have never been to any educational institution. Irrespective of their age, they are encouraged to be functionally literate and enroll for open school. Step by step, they are able to take class 5 and class 8 examinations. Some of them also enroll for class 10 through this programme.


education and empowerment progRAM 

2012 - 2016

EEP Vocational Training Program includes six month program certified by JSS,MHRD in Harkesh Nagar, while its counterpart ONGC Vocational Training Program, also certified by JSS ,MHRD is maintained at Sangam Vihar. There are three options for skill development. The students can either enroll in the Fashion Design, Beauty & Healthcare course, or the Basic Computer Course. The star addition in this programme is the distribution of Entrepreneurship kits to all successful graduates of this program to enable them to launch a start up on their own.


TEACH INDIA-SPOKEN ENGLISH PROGRAM 

2010 - 2014

This project was conducted at Adharshila as a pilot project but continued thereafter as part of the regular cycle. The Times Group launched Teach India as a CSR initiative to teach spoken English to the youth belonging to underprivileged sections of the urban society. British Council has been brought on board as a partner for designing the curriculum, and for training the volunteers who will thereafter train the learners. The course curriculum has been designed keeping in mind the present language levels of the target segment and the spoken English requirements of potential employers. The Times Group also pro-actively attempts to build a bridge between the learners and the potential employers and connect the two in order to facilitate the ultimate goal of employability. On completion of the course, the learners get a certificate, which is jointly certified by The Times Group and British Council.