Making learning a fun
After a gap of a couple of years, Magic Bus, a non-governmental organisation that works for the betterment of downtrodden children, plans to expand its project — Healthy Kids Programme — to government schools in the city, moving ahead of its community intervention model.
With ‘Sports for development’ as its main theme, the organisation plans to reach out to a dozen government schools across the district through a fresh project and educate students on health, nutrition, gender sensitisation, and healthy eating habits, along with a range of government schemes.
In 2013, Magic Bus had covered about 10 schools under the Rajeev Vidya Mission.
Adding new topics to the training module, the Healthy Kids Programme will concentrate on various aspects.
“The basic idea is to promote experiential learning through sports activity. As part of the pilot batch, we are planning to connect with a minimum of 4,000 children. The new proposal has already been submitted to the District Education Officer and the District Collector. Once we receive consent from them, things will shape up soon for the project,” says Sri Krishna, programme manager of Magic Bus.
Schools located in Allipuram, Dabagardens, Madhavadhara, Aganampudi, Malkapuram, Pendurthi, Vepagunta, Yendada, and Gopalapatnam have been identified for the programme.
Trained staff will visit theschools and impart value-based education.
Magic Bus, an NGO working for betterment of downtrodden children, plans to launch ‘Healthy Kids Programme’