Meaning : A Centre of Peace
The Center for Learning caters to the children of all age groups and backgrounds learning at different levels but within one learning centre.
Our system of education is child centred and the teaching approach is activity based. There are three phases of learning: Group study, Individualized system and Classroom system.
The main aim behind starting the school was to provide the street children with an all around education in a non-competitive environment. We strive to provide a happy and secure environment, in which children can develop and achieve their full potential – intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, and spiritually. We want to develop children as individuals and members of society to provide them with experiences that will promote a love of learning and enhance spiritual awareness. We put great emphasis on our children becoming the best they can in all areas of life.
The school encourages street and slow learning children to gain enthusiasm for education through the use of non-formal methods of learning. This will enable them to go forward to join a College and University. We enable the students to appear for the secondary and higher secondary courses of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) examination. We want to formulate and further develop a school curriculum for Street Children that can be replicated throughout India and the world.
The school was inaugurated by Dr. Wilfred De Souza, former Chief Minister and MLA of Saligao constituency in the presence of Dr. Sushma Bump, the Deputy Director of Adult Education, in June, 2001. The School was named as ‘Shanti Niketan School’ and initially had been based in Saligao. It was then shifted and is currently located at Assagao.
First Steps Playschool & Daycare began its journey in October 2012; it is a privately run school with professional childcare services for working parents. Our faculty has been fully committed to provide a care plan suitable to every individual’s needs with bright and spacious playrooms to promote learning at every stage. It also allows our children to socialise and integrate with the children of the community. Our system is designed to create successful learners where teaching and learning is integrated into real life experiences.
El Shaddai also runs the Blooming Buds Education Centre. The Blooming Buds Educational Centre is based in Mundgod, Karnataka and was started in June, 2012. We have around 180 children attending educational activities conducted at this centre. This day care center focuses on Pre – Primary schooling for the children who are deprived of education. These children come from the nearby villages.
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