Vidyanjali-School Volunteer programme in TS SchoolsVidyanjali School Volunteer Programme programme has been envisaged to bring together people willing to volunteer their services at schools which really need them. The volunteers will act as mentors, confidantes and communicators. A very large number of people who are not part of the government have expressed a desire to give back to society and particularly to children in government schools. This includes retired government and other professionals, home makers and also members of the Indian Diaspora and their children.
At the same time, there is a huge gap in the provisioning of educational services to children in government schools particularly for co-scholastic areas. This programme has been envisaged to bring together people willing to volunteer their services at schools which really need them. The aim of the programme is to strengthen implementation of co-scholastic activities in government schools through services of volunteers.
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As far as teaching in schools is concerned, the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 has stipulated clear guidelines on minimum qualifications to be laid down for persons to be appointed as teachers. In alignment with the provision of the RTE Act, 2009, the National Council for Teacher Education has laid down minimum qualifications for a person to be suitable to be a teacher at the elementary level in Government Schools. Additionally, the Centre and States organize the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which is mandatory for candidates to pass before they can be appointed as teachers. Therefore, the volunteers will not teach any subject in school or take regular class.
While the teachers in schools are responsible for all teaching-learning processes, a Volunteer at a school could enrich the teaching–learning process by conducting co-scholastic activities. The volunteers will therefore be engaged for co-scholastic activities and not be a replacement for the regular teachers and neither will they be involved in any kind of formal teaching.
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DSE Telangana, Proc. Rc. No.1668,Dated:04.07.2016: Sub: SSA-Telangana-Pedagogy wing- communication of selected 110 PS and UP schools to implement Vidyanjali School Volunteer Programme to the RJDs, DEOs, DPOs, principals of DIET/CTE,MEOs, HMs and uploading the list in to the website of SSA, Telangana-reg.
The RJDs, all the District Educational Officers, Project Officers of SSA arid the Principals of DIETs / CTEs, MEOs and HMs in the state are informed that MHRD is proposed to launch Vidyanjali School Volunteer Programme to enhance community and private sector involvement in Government run elementary schools across the country under the overall aegis of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The important aspect of this programme is to use the services of various types of persons like retired teachers, Rtd government officials including retired defence persons, home makers, students etc. in government schools to help the children in studies.
It is further informed that the guidelines and application forms for volunteers are available at SSA website www.ssa.tg.nic.in or at MHRD website www.vidyanjali.mygov.in. In this regard 110 PS and UPS schools have been selected for the implementation of the programme in the state. Invite application forms from willing individuals from society. Scrutiny the applications MEO and HM of the selected school) and invite them to teach children in the selected schools allotting them specific fixed time and date. Forms are available in the above sites. Total schools are 100 for this pilot year 2016-17 and each district have just 10 schools to implement the programme. list of the schools ,district wise for Vidyanjali programme are here with communicated. The programme will not cover any costs of the Volunteers including local travel.
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Therefore the RJDs, District Educational Officers, Project Officers of SSA, Principals of DIETs / CTEs, MEOs and HMs in the state are once again requested to implement Vidyanjali programme following the guidelines.