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  1. 1. 2010 Global Education Conference Integrated and Sustainable Development through Work Centric Pre-vocational Training in the High Schools Kiran Inamdar State Head - CSR Suzlon Foundation Dr. Yogesh Kulkarni Executive Director Vigyan Ashram Pune, Maharashtra, India VIGYAN ASHRAM
  2. 2. Suzlon Foundation • Suzlon Foundation – Section 25 Non-Profit Company Leads Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Suzlon Group of Companies around all the Suzlon Wind Farms Neighbourhood Villages • addresses issues / needs identified by the local communities • project implementation in partnership with reputed NGOs • Budget (approx. 1% of PAT) • Multidisciplinary team to oversee CSR • 146 projects across 8 states and 2 Union territories in India VIGYAN ASHRAM
  3. 3. Focus of CSR • Rural unemployment : Pre-vocational Training Introduction to basic technology (IBT) in schools • Need of mainstreaming women:  Women’s empowerment through Self Help groups (SHGs) • Degraded soils/ water scarcity:  Soil and Water Conservation • Decreasing livestock production Grazing land development Animal health care camps • Poor access to primary health care: Access to Health facilities at minor cost VIGYAN ASHRAM
  4. 4. Needs in the area • Suzlon’s biggest wind farm in Asia in District Dhule-Nandurbar • Dhule-Nandurbar - a backward, draught prone districts with majority tribal population • Village expectations -permanent employment in Corporates • Mis match of requirement of highly skilled, well educated few person power and availability of illiterate / uneduated / unskilled tribal villagers • Hence potential for technical training VIGYAN ASHRAM
  5. 5. Vigyan AshramVIGYAN ASHRAM www.vigyanashram.com
  6. 6. Education System - The Backdrop • Non availability of schools in rural area • Poor quality of education • Teachers not up to the mark • Theoretical Bookish Knowledge • technical education not easily available • Poor infrastructure • Gap between need of the industry and education • Illiterate,Un-educated, Poor & passive parents • Language – Problem • Male dominated society - discrimanation between Girls & Boys • Illiteracy • Un-educated Population • Less confident youths • Less opportunities • Shortage of person power • Gap between rich and poor • People in general Interested in Easy money, corruption • Cheating, Thefts, riots • Childeren / Girls / Women more harassed • Cheap labour • Adiction, alcoholism, bad habits Poverty Malnutrition Migration Braindrain Unemployment Agitation Increasing gap between rich and poor Poor governance Mean Politics Lack of hope for change
  7. 7. 4 lakhs/yr Employment generation in organised sector Out of 170 lakhs population per year only 4 lakhs employed in organised sector i.e. 166 lakhs are left out of main stream every year.
  8. 8. Introduction to Basic Technologies (IBT)  Developed by Dr. Kalbag at Vigyan Ashram Pabal(Pune,India)  Objective : To achieve Integrated and Sustainable Development through Work Centric Pre-vocational Training to youth  Simple, economical, globaly replicable model VIGYAN ASHRAM
  9. 9. Rural Development Through Education System VIGYAN ASHRAM
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  11. 11. 1 Learning While Doing 2 Multiskill training 3 Instructors are Artisans from the village 4 School itself becomes production cum training center. PrinciplesVIGYAN ASHRAM
  12. 12. Skills Values Creativity Logical thinking Inform ation Educat ion ‘Learning While Doing’ is ‘Natural way of Learning’ Necessary for achieving five attributes of education Depends on earlier experiences. To get diverse experience, learning through work is necessary Learning While Doing VIGYAN ASHRAM
  13. 13. Multi-skills Training • About 20 pre-vocational skills are introduced in the High School • Children get choice for her / his career • Can work in altogether new 21st technology also • Ex-students have been working confidently in more than 2-3 technologies at a time • Muti-skills allows risk management • Success ratio is more VIGYAN ASHRAM
  14. 14. Syllabus A g r i, n u r s e ry P o u ltr y , D a iry G o a t fa r m in g A g r i- A H S e w in g fo o d p r o d u c ts R u r a l L a b H e a lth H o m e & H e a lth L iv in g W o rk s h o p F a b r ic a tio n C o n s tr u c tio n C a r p e n ta ry M a te r ia l E le c tr ic a l D ie s e l E n g in e N o n c o n v e n . E n e r g y E n e rg y ,E n v io N o n L iv in g N a tu re VIGYAN ASHRAM
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  16. 16. Instructors are village artisans • Artisans / microenterpreneurs having skills are their own bosses, experienced and successful self-employeds • Local micro-entrepreneurs recieves: – the opportunity in village itself – training for • upgradation of thier skills and • for imparting the skills – access to students as apprentice too! – Increased earnings through honorarium for teaching the skills and share in the community services. – Dignity and opportunity to serve the society VIGYAN ASHRAM
  17. 17. School becomes – production cum training center • Entire village including school being customer are involved in the project • Students get opportunity to work with master trainer / artisan on the live projects • Right from the conception to implementation stage students get first hand practical experience • Ex-students, women, un-employed youths are also involved • Villagers get products / services at reasonable cost • School gets community service charges, fees from the students which is used for the sustainability of the project VIGYAN ASHRAM
  18. 18. List of Services given by schools • Simple fabrication • Assembling LED lamps • Soil & water testing • Agricultural equipments • Appliances repairing • Class Room construction • Repairing of Benches, Chairs • Toilets for Girls in the School • Vermi compost, nursery • Food products • Friendship Bands • Kites, Scientific Toys • Solar Driers • Dried Vegetables • Products from Waste • Paper lampsheds • Animal vaccination Cumulative Value of community services by 75 schools in 3 years is > $ 135000 No of students per year = 11250 VIGYAN ASHRAM
  19. 19. Partners • Suzlon Foundation • MIT USA • Lend-a-Hand-India • Department of Science and Technology • GKN Sinter Metal Ltd. • National Institute of Open Schooling • Department of Technical Education • Various High Schools where programme is being implimented VIGYAN ASHRAM
  20. 20. Course Material : 1. Work books, Manuals, Video Cassettes 2. Multimedia CD ROMs in Marathi, Hindi and English languages Problem referral system : 1. Use of Internet is suggested. 2. A portal www.aaqua.org is developed in collabration with IIT, Pawai to give experts advice on agriculture and animal husbandry related problems. VIGYAN ASHRAM
  21. 21. Related Websites • www.suzlonfoundation.com • www.vigyanashram.com • www.techshala.com • www.renindia.in • www.agrocom.co.in • www.aaqua.org VIGYAN ASHRAM
  22. 22. Thank You ! VIGYAN ASHRAM

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