My goal is to raise the standard of English for public school students in Mumbai.
How can we help Mumbai’s public school students pursue higher education and ultimately achieve better career opportunities? This question seemed very easy for my parents to answer, since we had the means available. But what about the six million who earn less the $3.50 a day? This project address ways to increase the standard of English learning for the public school students to get them at par with the education provided in private schools.
Conducting research, that clearly showed the lack of language proficiency, is one the main reasons students drop out of public school in the 8th grade. Using the user centered design approach to problem solve, helped me develop solution for my target audience directly. Working with them closely at every step of the project, let me design solution that were feasible and viable to the specific group. The final pilot idea after being tested and validates, is to have an English Club. The Club uses the kinesthetic and visual learning method to engage and teach public school students English outside school, with the help of volunteers.
The Chimpanzee Club will help public school children in the high-needed regions of Mumbai to build strong English language skills. The Chimpanzee Club will help public school children in the high-needed regions of Mumbai to build strong English language skills. The goal is to help them understand a new language in a different light since they fear English language in school and find it very hard to learn. The learning process at the club will be interactive and engaging, compelling students to think, experience and reason as they learn. They will study various topics by doing, physically making materials, and participating in field trips. Through these hands on experiences they will be exposed to the practical application of the English language in different areas. The Chimpanzee Club will serve as a English language club open to every child who would like to be a part of it for a nominal fee.