Samuha

Project Brief: SAMUHA is an NGO that runs the educational resource group SUVIDYA.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Vaishali Joglekar
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Dr. Gananath,,Jayanagar,
KARNATAKA 
Tel:
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
Dec 1999Boston/MITUSD 1000

Total = $1000

SUVIDYA has been involved in improving the quality of education imparted in schools in several parts of India. SUVIDYA also organizes training workshops for teachers.
With funding of $1000 per year from Asha-MIT, SUVIDYA is building toolkits to teach abstract mathematical concepts to the children easily.

SUVIDYA will design and create a Multipurpose Algebra Kit (Plus user's manual in Kannada and English) for high school children (age group 12 - 14 yrs). The kits will be provided to teachers teaching in Kannada and English medium schools in Karnataka/elsewhere during the orientation workshop. These teachers will trial the kit in their respective schools and report their experiences and give their feedback on the effectiveness etc., in a workshop to be conducted 4-8 weeks later. SUVIDYA staff will also visit some schools/teachers to support the classroom usage.
SUVIDYA began in 1994 as an educational initiative of SAMUHA, to promote and utilize innovative ideas in education. It was intended that the school going children in and around Jalahalli in Raichur district would be the primary beneficiaries. SUVIDYA has also committed to make available the fruits of this endeavor to anyone interested in adopting the same. Specifically, SUVIDYA has identified Math, Kannada and Science as the priority areas.

"SUVIDYA" is the educational resource group of "SAMUHA" a development agency working in Karnataka. "SAMUHA" is registered with the Registrar of Societies, Bangalore, under the Karnataka Societies, Registration Act of 1960. It is also registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, under the Foreign contributions Regulations Act.
Dr. Gananath is the scientist and educator behind SUVIDYA.