11 January 2016
It is 5 ‘O’ clock in the evening and twilight spreads over Maduramanagalam –a rural village in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu. You follow the beautiful voice reciting in union and they lead you to the Single Teacher School (STS) centre running in that village.
Single Teacher School as a concept is reinforcement, multi grade class education for children post their normal schooling hours. Children who come to STS are either attending Government schools or have dropped out of the schooling system.
L&T Construction business through its CSR intervention is aiding 150 such centers in over 125 rural villages spread over Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram Districts of Tamil Nadu and is reaching out to 4500 rural children through this initiative which is being run in collaboration with a local NGO. The aim of this project is to impart quality based education at primary and middle level and thus holistically improve children’s learning achievement rates and bring them up as educated and disciplined citizen of the country. The teachers of the STS centers are provided regular training on child centered methodologies and they follow a syllabus which is developed by eminent retired educationalists and is in line with the Government curriculum.