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Achievements of Seed

  • SEED Centre is the first of it’s kind envisioned in India that shall directly aid the Education for All program. In the past, many NGOs have engaged in training children for school going purposes but the focus of SEED is to channelize dropouts back to school – which not only involves training them in the academic curriculum but also to enhance their confidence levels, develop their attitudes towards a well organized future and help them build their individual reputations in schools as good candidates.

  • The program has launched two SEED centres- one at Blooming Bud, Bhadura, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal and the other at Jhanjra School, Nepalgunge, South 24 Parganas in West Bengal within a span of one and half years. The areas are dominated by minority population and there is dire need for organized training among children. The facilities cater to 2 to 3 secondary schools and 3 to 5 villages.

  • Total number of children at Blooming Bud is about 110 approximately and about 75 at Jhanjra School.

  • SEED centres are run on very comfortable budget estimates and the annual cost per child is around 40 euros (depending upon the location of the centre).

  • SEED has introduced new ways of teaching in a village environment where regular exposure to organized training is a rare opportunity. Average tuition costs for coaching per child in a village environment is about Rs. 250 for all standards at the secondary level. Tuitions (comprising of only one teacher) generally coach students on all subjects and therefore they donot receive specific help on topics; SEED however offers scope of subject handling and coaching on all subjects by different teachers concentrating on topics separately.

  • SEED has an all rounded approach towards education where it aims at training deserving college graduates as well as prospective teachers at the SEED school whereby they get an opportunity to enter the job market and be exposed to an environment that offers them growth for self improvement. Generally, college pass outs in the villages have little or no options on jobs, contributing to higher levels of unemployment in the country.

  • SEED has been able to achieve considerable success through the Teacher’s training program as it has been seen that children have in general scored their teachers very high on their classroom presentations, attention parameters and on capacity to deal with subjects.

  • SEED students have clearly gained on confidence levels and their scoring capacities simply from one year’s training. We hope to generate a greater momentum in months to come as more and more enrolment takes place. Although it is easier to coach and train students from higher classes, it is also true that SEED children getting help from Classes VI and VII shall have more time with the school and therefore enjoy greater scope for learning and training.

  • Confidence in exams and better performances will provide the children to return to school curriculum even faster and face the Board exams better. The success of SEED is guaranteed once students continue to perform well in the school exams and in their own public schools, lessening the most feared consequence of social exclusion and of becoming drop outs.

  • At Blooming Bud School, the most significant achievement has been that class averages have improved. English and Maths were the most feared subjects – performances in which have remarkably changed.

  • Jhanjra School is a new facility but students are very interactive at this school and have shown great interest in just a few months of teaching. We are hoping that by end of January 2014 we shall have about 100 students at this facility.