World of Learning

Schools can become afflicted with drab and dull classes wherein ‘learning’ is relegated to rote memorization of academic textbooks. It has been shown through numerous studies that students learn when interest is developed in a particular subject through meaningful engagement with the topics meant to be discussed and learnt.

Science Teacher, Mr. Ramesh, showing 'Lactobacillus' experiment

Science Teacher, Mr. Ramesh, showing ‘Lactobacillus’ experiment

Several education service providers have been creating materials and programs that allow teachers bring life into their classrooms through innovative learning materials. RDF too has been working hard since inception to bring good teaching and learning resources to its rural classrooms. There is a plethora of resources available to urban schools which can be out of reach for rural children.

Biology teacher, Mr. Santhosh, testing Blood Groups in Biology

Biology teacher, Mr. Santhosh, testing Blood Groups, using disposable syringes, in the Biology Lab

To this end, RDF invests considerable time and effort to train its teachers on new teaching methodologies with committed organizations and volunteers. Setting up of fully equipped Science Labs has been one such endeavour. Over the years, several organizations have provided funds and equipment that have allowed RDF to set up Biology, Physics and Chemistry Labs in its schools. These labs have gone a long way in injecting healthy curiosity and delight in students, who find it easier to comprehend theories through actual practice in the Labs.

Physics teacher, Mr. Venu, demonstrating 'Acids & Bases'

Physics teacher, Mr. Venu, demonstrating ‘Acids & Bases’

Our teachers have also shown a lot of dedication in helping students understand Science topics through laboratory experiments. The spark of curiosity thus ignited has led our children to participating in District Science Fairs where they have been commended on their Science projects and won medals too. Learning can be fun and it remains our responsibility to ensure that we give our best to our students in terms of an enriched learning environment – educating, engaging and empowering them!

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