21 Nov Initiative to empower rural students
A 17-year-old IB student in Punjab, India has launched an after-school initiative to empower rural children by providing them with essential entrepreneurship skills.
TheStatesman.com reports that Sehar Bajwa has, with ardent ambition and care, launched the initiative called Anmol Siksha. Sehar’s inspiration was triggered when she worked on a research paper on school drop-out rates in Punjab while pursuing the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
During the pilot project in 2015, Sehar set up a centre for learning in Derabassi, Punja where volunteers now work with 60 children aged 14-17. Sehar and her team have devised a special curriculum that improves the students’ IQ and EQ levels, learning about moral values, leadership, entrepreneurship, and hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
“It is my ultimate vision to equip each child with skills that will help transform children from job seekers to job creators.”
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