With an aim to bring creativity and innovation among students and to improve their focus on the studies during this Covid times, Ekya Schools, a leading educational institution has inducted a new initiative, the ‘Pioneer Program’. The program is developed to help students acquire multiple skills such as intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic and creative among others.
Considering the current situation of online classes where children are unable to step out of the house to play, this course bridges the gap in holistic learning. Along with learning, this course also aims in promoting mental wellbeing of the students as they get time to unwind and involve themselves in other activities apart from studies. The program offers online micro-courses which are aimed to address the diverse learning interests of students and provides opportunities to explore and extend their learning in a relevant manner.
List of courses offered under pioneer program:
|Grow your garden||Early years to Grade 2|
|Coral Kingdoms||Grade 3 to 5|
|We are What We Eat||Grade 5 to 8|
|Become A Junior Engineer||Grade 6 to 8|
|Fundamentals of Game Design||Grade 6 to 8|
|Slam Poetry||Grade 9 to 12|
Under this initiative, students are provided with tailor-made courses depending on their age to help them acquire in-demand skills and knowledge. Students can enrol to these courses that provide a variety of virtual training that are well-designed to be completed from the comfort of their home. It seeks to engage students in the teaching/learning process and encourages personal and collective responsibility.
Commenting on the launch of the Pioneer Program, Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Founder & Managing Director, Ekya Schools and Provost, CMR University, said, “Covid and the subsequent lockdowns have changed the entire perspective about education and learning. Though students are attending online classes for studies, they are missing out on the non-scholastic activities which mould the overall personalities of the students. Therefore, we introduced a Pioneer Program where the students can learn and experience these activities. At Ekya, our core focus is to provide students with a world-class education and bring the best out of every student. We have introduced these courses to help students acquire the essential skills for life and develop critical thinking and make them future-ready. Pioneer program focuses on building skills such as creative writing, research, analysing along with projects focusing on providing hands-on experience of what they learn. The knowledge and skills gained through this program will help our students gain new perspectives and discover their learning journey”.
Students will receive a certificate only upon successful completion of the program which includes a project. Along with this, there is a periodic interaction session with the instructor to help students clarify their doubts and get more information from the experts.