Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa
Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa is an integrated child development project aimed at all-round development of underprivileged children in the age group of 5 to 12. Children are given coaching in their school subjects and classes on values education, music, drawing, etc. Children also take part in prayers, sports and games. Milk and other nutritious food, dresses, stationery items, educational aids and toiletry are provided to them and periodic health check-ups are held. In the year 2018-19, 159 units of the Gadadhara Abhyudaya Prakalpa were run by 24 Math centres and 45 Mission centres with the financial assistance of Rs. 7.67 crore from the headquarters. In all, 8418 children (4232 boys and 4186 girls) were benefited through this project.
Vivekananda Abhyudaya Prakalpa
Started as an extension to Gadadhara Abhyudaya Prakalpa, the project lends a helping hand to students in the age group of 13 to 17 years to stand on their own feet. In addition to attending coaching classes on school subjects, the students learn basic computer operations and spoken English. Vocational training in sewing and computer hardware/software is also given. In the year under review, three units of this project functioned in Khetri, Rajamahendravaram and Sarisha centres benefiting 105 students.
Smart Classrooms Project
Smart classrooms make both teaching and learning easier and more effective by using technology. The academic subjects are taught with the help of interactive videos and presentations, thus rendering the classroom experience more interesting and joyful. In the year 2018-19, 93 classrooms were upgraded to smart classrooms at 24 schools run by the Mission. Also, 327 teachers were trained in making use of technology in 2 training programmes.
Sustained Graded Value Education Programmes
A graded series of books on moral values and self-improvement, published by the Mission, were supplied to schools. Teachers were also trained in making use of these books while teaching the subject to their students.
Balak Sangha and Yuvak Sangha
Apart from the educational and cultural programmes for students conducted by our educational centres, some of our Mission and Math centres have separate recreational and cultural forums called Balak Sanghas (for children and teenagers) and Yuvak Sanghas (for youths) in Belagavi, Bengaluru, Halasuru, Kanchipuram, Kankurgachhi, Kayamkulam, Limbdi, Madurai, Mysuru, Pune, Rajkot, Ranchi (Morabadi), Salem, Vijayawada, and a few other places. In these centres, children are provided with supplementary nutrition and guidance in the practice of social, moral and spiritual values, and are also taught the basics of scriptures, chanting, devotional music and so on.