MDN Edify Education believes that in their Schools, education is for life and not for passing the particular Grade examinations. And so the curricula, the pedagogical practices and the wide choice of subjects offered are such that children grow into competent, qualified and productive human resources of the workplace of tomorrow. Children are given enough freedom as well as space along with a democratic set up to enable them to develop the power of introspection and the belief that along with freedom comes responsibility. They must know that they are responsible for the choices they make, the decisions they take and the actions they get involved in.
Children learn to solve all sorts of problems through teamwork. They learn the skills of learning for continuous improvement. The classroom transactions are designed to generate inter-disciplinary knowledge through interactive sessions by creating opportunities for processing information. In today’s technology driven knowledge era, the above mentioned components are integral to the holistic development of children. Teachers in Edify Schools are facilitators in the true sense of the word. They guide and assist their students while providing the students with the required scaffolding so that the children can bring out their best potential.
MDN Edify Schools truly believe that as a ‘healthy mind can be found in a healthy body’. Similarly a conducive, positive environment encourages a sensitive, self motivated and goal oriented citizen, who is proud of what and how he/she is. Our Schools open windows for the children to the outside world through Guest Lectures, Field Visits and Open Forums, through which children become more perceptive of the tough competition in the real world. We counsel our students to choose careers intelligently to ensure that children excel in whatever they do, all this again by introducing them face to face to people from all walks of life.
The catering program at Edify Schools plays a key role in supporting the nutrition and health of the children by providing nutritionally balanced meals each day of the school. While school meals must meet our high standards, advances have been made in dietary guidance. The food committee setup at every Edify School provides recommendations to revise standards and requirements so that the meals are both healthy and appealing to the children.
The Science lab equipment allows students to interact directly with the data gathered. They get a first-hand learning experience by performing various experiments on their own. Edify school students are made to use the models and understand different scientific theories and concepts. It is also found that school science lab equipment and supplies make teaching and learning easy both for the teachers, as well as for the students. There are several scientific theories and concepts that are difficult to explain directly from the books. Anatomy models, physics science kits, and chemistry science kits for instance make it easy to understand the otherwise complex theories of science.
By virtue of equipping themselves with the latest and the advanced materials and supplies, Edify Schools are able to contribute a lot in the scientific advances yet to come. Our children develop interest in scientific research in science labs. When our children observe things and carry out different experiments, their reasoning skills are honed and they start thinking deeply on those theories and concepts. Thus Edify Schools thus play a vital role in bringing up the next generation of engineers and doctors.
The vision behind introducing the e-classroom in Edify Schools, was to help educators learn about the latest technology and how it can be integrated and applied as a powerful learning tool in the curriculum. E-classrooms were created and designed for students and facilitators to attain these technological skills. By integrating technology in the classroom, facilitators are able to teach their students as to how to use 21st century technological skills now and in the future. The e-classrooms at Edify has partnered with ‘Edurite’ to provide resources specially designed to enhance the research skills of the students. We at Edify Schools believe in learning beyond the books and cater to the changing dynamics of knowledge through the power tool called technology.
Parent teacher meetings are held regularly in which the teachers show through different mediums how the students perform and behave in the class and how the students have progressed over a time period and the parents too provide their perspective.
Students maintain what they consider their best work collectively in a student’s portfolio. This helps the students self-assess their performance and learning. The portfolio is shared by the students with their parents in a Student-Led Conference. This conference allows the students to play an active role in reporting their progress to their parents. The students also put – up an Exhibition in which they showcase their Inquiry Module which also shows the action they would take and it focuses on the global issues too.
This year World Food Day 2015, 16 October, will be observed for the 35th time. This auspicious occasion will also mark the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
The theme for World Food Day 2015 is “Social Protection and Agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty”. This theme has been chosen in a bid to draw global attention to the role that social protection plays in eradicating hunger and poverty when it is prioritized in national development agendas.
Evidence shows that reliable and regular social protection schemes can help poor communities to overcome financial constraints and manage risks that usually discourage them from pursuing higher returns. When implemented on a large scale, social protection systems can also contribute to an overall reduction of the poverty gap, empowering families and communities.
Despite the successful expansion of social protection programmes worldwide, basic social protection coverage remains a privilege that only a small percentage of the world population can benefit from. Nevertheless, experiences show that the extension of social protection programmes in many countries has come at relatively low cost.