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THE
CARAVAN
ACADEMY
Rationality
[rash-uh-nal-i-tee]
Noun
1. The state or quality of being rational.
2. The possession of reason.
3. Agreeablen...
• VISION
Towards a Society Civilized by Reason, Empowered by
Compassion
• MISSION
Empowering the Impoverished – through Ra...
TRACK RECORD
• 14 YRS
• 1.5 LAKH YOUTH / 13000 WOMEN+CHILDREN / OVER A
MILLION MUSKAAN USERS
• PROGRAMMES
• TALEEM / JOYRI...
PATRONS/FUNDERS
Ford Foundation / Govt of Gujarat / Govt of US / ONGC / BSNL / IOC / Shree
Cement / Tata Chemicals / Mr L ...
PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION
PHASE I
President’s House
Guest Cottages
[Both functioning as temporary back office of SPRAT
and it...
SPRAT-4
BACK OFFICES
• IT
• WEBSITES AND PORTALS
• DESKTOP APPLICATIONS
• MEDIA
• GRAPHICS / DTP
• SOCIAL MESSAGE POSTERS
...
To produce, every year, a batch
of Informed, Committed and
Compassionate Rationalists to
perform critically important role...
• Administration
• Preparatory course for Public Administration, Civil Services
• Managerial functions in banks, insurance...
FOR WHOM?
Young Graduates / PGs
Selected on a combination of:
- Overall academic excellence of graduate level
- General in...
CARAVAN ACADEMY
The Tarkik Sadan Campus
Video of Construction Design
Digitally constructed from approved designs
https://w...
• Influencing behaviour, not just
imparting knowledge
• Substantially self-taught
• Committed faculty for Intellectual
cou...
The
Pedagogy
Academics
50%
Community Service
25%
Extra Curricula
15%
Manual Service
10%
The
Methodology
Learning Techniques
and Resources
Largely Self-study
Brain Storming
Peer-led Study
Groups
Interactive
Clas...
In the class
On the desk
On the lawn
On the bedOn tree-top
In the pool
In the Gym /
Jog
Self-Study
Knowledge
Media
PRINT
Through
printed
books,
newspapers,
magazines
DIGITAL
On
smartphone,
tablet,
laptop,
desktop,
headpho...
Weekly Tests
Academic
progress
Quarterly Result
Academics
Community
Service Record
Extra Curricula
Record
Manual Service
R...
Courses to be Taught
General Studies
Elementary Social
Sciences
Introduction to
Natural Sciences
General Knowledge
& Current Affairs
Elements o...
Advocacy
R T I
Reporting,
Anchoring
Journalism,
Editing
NGO:
Management,
Entrepreneurship
Political
Lobbying,
Assisting
Op...
Gujarati Language
Agriculture
Economics
Mathematics
History
Commerce and Accountancy
Political Science & Int Relations
Soc...
Neighbourhood
Community Service
• Rural upliftment
Science Lab
• Doing Science,
Mathematics.
Nature Watch
• Astronomy, Sta...
Sports
Games
Elocution
Theatre
Research
Film
MakingContent
Writing
Graphic
Designing
Health
and Gym
Additional
as
Availabl...
MANUAL
SERVICES
Kitchen Help
Aquaculture
Cleaning
Laundry
FloricultureOffice Help
Marketing
Additional
as Needed
COMMUNITY
SERVICES - 1
[SPRAT’s OUTREACH]
TALEEM
Basic
Literacy
Programme
Idara Skill
Upgradation
Majlis
Educational
Exhib...
COMMUNITY
SERVICES - 2
[In consultation with village
leadership]
Basic Literacy
Drainage
Management
Water
Harvesting
Hygie...
Newspapers
Health, Gym
Study
Academy Exercises
Sports, Games
STUDENT’s ROUTINE
Food
TV News, Debates
Manual Service
Theatr...
STUDENT
Batch-
mates
Faculty
Guests
StaffMentors
Community
Bureaucra
cy
INTERACTIONS
FACILITIES
Class, Discussion Rooms
Bed Rooms, Dormitory
Library
Computer Lab
Internet + Intranet
Short Range Video/Audio
G...
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SPRAT - THE CARAVAN ACADEMY

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SPRAT - THE CARAVAN ACADEMY

  1. 1. THE CARAVAN ACADEMY
  2. 2. Rationality [rash-uh-nal-i-tee] Noun 1. The state or quality of being rational. 2. The possession of reason. 3. Agreeableness to reason; reasonableness. 4. The exercise of reason. 5. A reasonable view, practice, etc. SPRAT-1 • तर्क [Tark] • चेतना [Chetna] • युक्तता [Yuktata] • न्याय्यता [Nyayyata]
  3. 3. • VISION Towards a Society Civilized by Reason, Empowered by Compassion • MISSION Empowering the Impoverished – through Rational Action. Together SPRAT-1
  4. 4. TRACK RECORD • 14 YRS • 1.5 LAKH YOUTH / 13000 WOMEN+CHILDREN / OVER A MILLION MUSKAAN USERS • PROGRAMMES • TALEEM / JOYRIDE / MUSKAAN • CARAVAN CENTRES OF IMPOVERMENT • AMONGST 13 BEST NGOs OF INDIA SPRAT-2
  5. 5. PATRONS/FUNDERS Ford Foundation / Govt of Gujarat / Govt of US / ONGC / BSNL / IOC / Shree Cement / Tata Chemicals / Mr L K Advani / Mr I K Gujral… GOVERNORS Dr Y K Alagh / Prof Sebastian Morris / Dr Rakesh Basant / Dr Mallika Sarabhai / Mr Mahesh Bhatt / Prof Sudarshan Iyengar / Dr Abusaleh Shariff… ADVISORS Dr I G Patel / Lord Bhikhu Parekh / Dr Farooq Abdullah / Maulana Waheeduddin Khan / Swami Agnivesh… SPRATians Professionals, Interns, Volunteers SPRAT-3
  6. 6. PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION PHASE I President’s House Guest Cottages [Both functioning as temporary back office of SPRAT and its staff quarters] PHASE II Academy Main Building SPRAT’s Back Offices PHASE III Hostel and Staff Quarters PHASE IV Recreational facilities TARKIK SADAN
  7. 7. SPRAT-4 BACK OFFICES • IT • WEBSITES AND PORTALS • DESKTOP APPLICATIONS • MEDIA • GRAPHICS / DTP • SOCIAL MESSAGE POSTERS • CONTENT • E-ZINES • WEB CONTENT • SOCIAL NETWORKS • S.E.O. OPERATIONS • RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS • ACADEMY COURSE CONTENT • KHOJ RESEARCH REPORTS • JAREEDA PUBLICATIONS • MAJLIS EXHIBITIONS
  8. 8. To produce, every year, a batch of Informed, Committed and Compassionate Rationalists to perform critically important roles in Public Administration and Advocacy. Mission of the Academy
  9. 9. • Administration • Preparatory course for Public Administration, Civil Services • Managerial functions in banks, insurance etc • Preparation for higher studies, CAT, GMAT, GRE, GATE • Be able to run own small and medium enterprises • Advocacy • Journalism, Reporting, Editing, Anchoring.. • Social Entrepreneurship, RTI, Lobbying • Professional services for NGOs, political parties Disciplines Offered
  10. 10. FOR WHOM? Young Graduates / PGs Selected on a combination of: - Overall academic excellence of graduate level - General intelligence, Communication, Learning curve, Aptitude, English, Spirit of Inquiry - Values of compassion, fair-play, truth and justice, - Ability to work hard, be team worker, possess leadership talent, and be widely interested
  11. 11. CARAVAN ACADEMY The Tarkik Sadan Campus Video of Construction Design Digitally constructed from approved designs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueviyb7ip2M
  12. 12. • Influencing behaviour, not just imparting knowledge • Substantially self-taught • Committed faculty for Intellectual counseling • Humane mentors for personal, emotional counselling • Student composition distributed across religion, gender, income • Driving hard for industriousness, challenge-facing • Balancing knowledge, skills, values, health Features of the Academy • Fun way of learning • Sponsorships for the economically under- privileged • Strong bonding with rural life through community service • Digitally run through enterprise-wide software • On-ground feel through Manual Service • Field trips, short study visits • Strong emphasis on rationality, truth and fairness • Accomplishments - not certification - driven
  13. 13. The Pedagogy Academics 50% Community Service 25% Extra Curricula 15% Manual Service 10%
  14. 14. The Methodology Learning Techniques and Resources Largely Self-study Brain Storming Peer-led Study Groups Interactive Classrooms Case Studies, Documentaries Mentoring / Problem solving
  15. 15. In the class On the desk On the lawn On the bedOn tree-top In the pool In the Gym / Jog Self-Study
  16. 16. Knowledge Media PRINT Through printed books, newspapers, magazines DIGITAL On smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, headphone.
  17. 17. Weekly Tests Academic progress Quarterly Result Academics Community Service Record Extra Curricula Record Manual Service Record Term-end Project Assessment Evaluation by Community Leaders Assessment
  18. 18. Courses to be Taught
  19. 19. General Studies Elementary Social Sciences Introduction to Natural Sciences General Knowledge & Current Affairs Elements of Common Law Reasoning, Numerical and Mental Abilities Logical & Abstract Reasoning Numeric Ability and Mathematics Statistics, Charting, Data Interpretation Mental and Analytical Ability, Problem Solving, Decision Making Communication and Research Verbal communication / Interpersonal skills Comprehension, Written Communication Research Techniques, Questionnaire and Report Writing Rational Literature & Reformist Writing Computer Usage Advanced Windows & Basic Hardware Power Use of MS Word, Outlook, PPt SOHO Utilities, Elementary Programming Data Analysis [Power use of Excel, Access] Work Credits Neighbourhood Community Service In-house Manual Service Health and Sports Other Extra- curricular Contribution Foundation Course
  20. 20. Advocacy R T I Reporting, Anchoring Journalism, Editing NGO: Management, Entrepreneurship Political Lobbying, Assisting Optional -2 Administration [UPSC, Prelim Paper-I] + GPSC Indian History & Brief World History Geography and Ecology Indian Polity and Governance Economic and Social Development Gujarat Studies [History, Culture, Panchayat Raj, Reforms, Economy] Optional -2 Disciplines Optional -1Optional -1
  21. 21. Gujarati Language Agriculture Economics Mathematics History Commerce and Accountancy Political Science & Int Relations Sociology Statistics Physics Management Public Administration English Literature UN and Human Rights Additional on Demand Optional
  22. 22. Neighbourhood Community Service • Rural upliftment Science Lab • Doing Science, Mathematics. Nature Watch • Astronomy, Star Gazing • Small Wildlife and Bird watch Amphitheatre • Film Screening • Social Plays Academy Outreach
  23. 23. Sports Games Elocution Theatre Research Film MakingContent Writing Graphic Designing Health and Gym Additional as Available Science Lab Nature Watch EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
  24. 24. MANUAL SERVICES Kitchen Help Aquaculture Cleaning Laundry FloricultureOffice Help Marketing Additional as Needed
  25. 25. COMMUNITY SERVICES - 1 [SPRAT’s OUTREACH] TALEEM Basic Literacy Programme Idara Skill Upgradation Majlis Educational Exhibitions Majlis Science Van Edutaining Films Social Theatre Science Lab
  26. 26. COMMUNITY SERVICES - 2 [In consultation with village leadership] Basic Literacy Drainage Management Water Harvesting Hygiene Promotion Water Supply Formal Education Micro Credit Health Facilities Additional on Request
  27. 27. Newspapers Health, Gym Study Academy Exercises Sports, Games STUDENT’s ROUTINE Food TV News, Debates Manual Service Theatre Community Service
  28. 28. STUDENT Batch- mates Faculty Guests StaffMentors Community Bureaucra cy INTERACTIONS
  29. 29. FACILITIES Class, Discussion Rooms Bed Rooms, Dormitory Library Computer Lab Internet + Intranet Short Range Video/Audio Gymnasium Hair Dresser Laundry Medical Check-up Indoor Games Outdoor Sports Science Lab Astronomy Equipment Canteen Community Kitchen Amphitheatre Water Bodies Tree House Lawns Provision Store

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