If the children cannot come to school, let us take the school to them
Butterflies’ Mobile Education Programme, known as Mobile Learning Centre (MLC) reaches out to children in the remotest areas of Delhi & Uttarakhand to bring out of school children and children affected by disasters in the education net by providing quality education till the last mile. The programme is an innovative initiative implemented in close collaboration with State Education Departments of Delhi in its initial days and Uttarakhand Government to bring out of school children in the education net. All children are mainstreamed to formal schools gradually.
Mobile Education is the “Gateway of Knowledge” that reaches out to children in remotest areas through a personalized human touch. Holistic education is delivered to drop outs and never been to school children at their doorstep. Based on our experiences and learnings, other states have also expressed interest in the strategies and success stories of our programme to make formal education a reality for all the children in our country.
Mobile schools make it possible for children in remote areas to have access to – education software, laptops, LCD TV, children’s library and other recreational materials. The Child Rights Advocates use innovative ways of teaching and the lesson plans are developed keeping in mind National Council Education Research and Training’s (NCERT) guidelines and are tailored to suit the local context. To promote holistic development in children we also impart life skills education focusing on acquiring knowledge, attitudes and skills which support behaviours that enable us to take greater responsibility for our own lives; by making healthy life choices, gaining greater resistance to negative pressures, and becoming better and productive human beings.