MAKING ENGLISH ACCESSIBLE
- Giving Children a Voice
ENGLISH & LEADERSHIP SKILLS : A GLOBAL LANGUAGE
Learning to speak, read and write good English is every child's dream. Unfortunately, due to late exposure to the language, children in government schools find it difficult to cope when they step into college.
It pays to speak English: A 2006 study by economists Munshi, Kaivan, and Mark Rosenzweig found that, in India, speaking English gave workers a 25 percent premium in wages over non-English speaking workers.
In order to tackle this issue and help them improve their language skills at a young age, ISCIFoundation has been organizing a literacy program in government schools.
As part of the initiative, ISCI Foundation's dedicated volunteers teach leadership and English language skills to children in classes III to VIII. The NGO has designed a particular set of modules that the volunteers use. It includes step-by-step techniques to learn English — starting from alphabets and words, it also includes grammar and sentence formation. Apart from this, there are weekly workshops to teach them life skills like table manners, presentation skills, facing challenges in life, and facing exams without fear, which are all taught in the form of a story.
Boost In Confidence of children.