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A.W.A.K.E.N. : An integrated fun based learning Program using easily available low cost materials and Multiple intelligence approach.

A.W.A.K.E.N

Indore, India
A.W.A.K.E.N -Stands for -Acquire,Work on it, Assimilate,Knowledge,Engage,New Skills. The program uses low cost daily use materials to facilitate learning in multiple ways to suit learning requirements of a child. It focuses on solving resource crunch faced by teachers /facilitators who can bring out effective learning for Holistic development using these easy to use materials & strategies.
Introduction

Awaken

“"Our Greatest natural resource is the minds of our children"-Walt Disney”

Founder/Developer-Neelakshi Naolekar

Our Mission is to bring out the best in every child by identifying their inherent learning potential and designing activities,curriculum,strategies,products to facilitate  learning in multiple ways. As every child is born with infinite potential, skills & talents which blossom with skillful recognition & nurturing to bring out all round development in children .The program is carried out in a playful,hands on learning manner & using Multiple intelligence based strategies thus making it stress free ,enjoyable & engaging.Many life skills,concepts are learnt in multiple ways through easily available materials thus making learning more connective & lifelong.

Why we do it

In many parts of India specially in rural area ,government aided schools there is lack of availability and accessibility of teaching resources including technology based  new age teaching techniques.We observed that cost and implementation ,  no supportive training, inhibitions in using technology were some of the restrictive factors.Also  we felt a gap in the way both  teaching and learning is happening -  structured teaching strategies, curriculum and lack of appropriate teaching materials  were some of the other factors affecting learning. 

Looking at this big picture -We felt the need to have teaching resources which are not only low cost but easily available,recyclable,and easy to use,making learning experiential ,engaging and joyful .

In addition nowadays we hear a lot of discussions on dependency of children on gadgets & technology. We felt a need to connect children with their surroundings,nature & take them back to Play. This contributes not only to their Physical development but also  social, & emotional development.

 Our innovations help teachers to use teaching aids & strategies  to plan & work with children with special needs like those with ADHD , Borderline Autism & similar needs.

AWAKEN is not only about developing teaching aids & strategies,learning experiences  but as name suggests its to Awaken -inherent potential , curiosity, explorations,imagination, try out new things & skills, strategise & so much more both for the children & teacher.









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375
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2010
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For-profit
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We use low cost materials which are used to create Play & MI based activities, learning experiences.For implementation we have developed easy to use booklets of Hands on learning modules & toolkits which provide guidelines for carrying out the activity modules. www.chetas.co.in
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Fun learning using low cost materials
Teaching Aids made from recycled materials
Creating learning experiences using recyclable low cost materials.
Feedback by Mr Anand of  Sagar Samajik Sansthan  Indore where innovation was used."The sessions conducted were excellent throughout. It impart...
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