Early childhood educational interventions have a strong and remarkable impact on the first generation learners who are less likely to gain exposure to essential educational experiences in their home environment. To address this issue at the root, BJS’s another credit plus activity has been setting up of non-formal schools in its operational area.
This year in the month of June, BJS started its second Sikhaniketan (BJS school) at Baganbari area of Falakata in Alipurduar district. 30 children in the age group of 3 to 10 years are being taught here through various joyful learning methods. Students are given a basic school kit with copies, pencils and erasers etc. One of the group members with relevant skills have been appointed as a teacher. Regular parents meeting and encouraging extracurricular activities amongst the children are some of the key elements of Sikhaniketan. Falakata Sikhaniketan has achieved a milestone within its very first year of operation. 5 students have excelled in their performance in their regular school after receiving tutorial support from Sikhaniketan. They have secured the top 3 positions in their annual examination.