Mastree, an Unacademy-backed online education platform that offers English Communications and Inspirational Mathematics programs for children, has collaborated with Kalki Koechlin to design and introduce an innovative storytelling-driven English communications program for kids from KG – Grade 8 (ages 3.5 to 14 years). Focused on building strong communication and cognitive abilities in children, the curriculum is designed to nurture kids into natural storytellers at a ripe age by introducing them to the experience of language learning via the art of storytelling. With the motto of Inspire | Create | Compete, Mastree has developed this offering to hone children’s’ talents, making them more confident speakers and taking them to greater heights in their careers.
The program offers basic, competent and expert packages with 40, 60 and 120 sessions respectively, which will enable students to take centre stage with confidence and mesmerize their audiences which creative storytelling. With intuitively designed lessons that use theatre, debating and other practical skills, the program uses creative formats to develop all facets of a child’s personality. The curriculum also includes a hands-on project component where the students will be presented with an opportunity to apply their skills learnt during the classes, and develop the craft of campaign speech and descriptive writing.
Commenting on the association, Abhilash Rao, Vice President, Business, Mastree said, “We are chuffed to collaborate with the ever-talented Kalki Koechlin to co-create the curriculum of our innovative storytelling program for young minds and to promote the need for effective English communication in India. Mastree is committed to making a difference in the lives of young minds and provides a platform to help them create and tinker. Our goal is to build confidence in our students by developing their abilities to apply what they learn, in real life. We firmly believe in providing foundational excellence through the ‘Mastery Way of Learning’ across the entire ecosystem of students, parents, and teachers. With this partnership, we look forward to working with Kalki to manifest our goals and foster a creative mindset for the future youth of India.”
Excited about launching the innovative storytelling program, Kalki Koechlin said, “The art of visual learning and storytelling opens doors to boundless imagination and I believe that kids prefer such formats of teaching which allows them to relate their learnings to real life. Moreover, storytelling is one of the most effective techniques for grasping and mastering a language over time. It helps a student with all the important aspects of a language – writing, speaking and visualizing. Utilising poetry, music, voice modulation and special techniques to build their confidence and creativity, storytelling can also empower children to fearlessly express language and emotion.”
“I am elated to partner with an innovative platform like Mastree and I thoroughly enjoyed the process of co-designing the curriculum for this program. I sincerely hope every student benefits from the courses and blossoms into a more creative, expressive and confident communicator,” she further added.
To help children with constructive feedback and ensure their holistic growth, Mastree holds regular Parent-Teacher Meetings (PTMs) to map their progress. This specially curated curriculum helps children holistically develop a multitude of skills right from conversational skills to learning the art of creative writing and articulating their thoughts effectively. Mastree’s curriculum creators and e-tutors ensure a fun and practice-based, extensive learning experience for each student, with a teacher-student ratio of 1:4. These innovative programs are developed to ensure that the child aces the art of communication and becomes a more confident communicator over time.