TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS
REGULAR TEACHER TRAINING COURSES AT SCHOOLS
i. A unique effort was made in training all the teachers and administrative staff of one school in English for a period of 2 years with regular inputs and study materials and testing. The school reported an overall positive change in the standards of English across the board. It was also the testing ground for change management and its travails.
ii. Sustained workshop support at MSB Mumbai to strengthen basic skills(2010)
iii. Support workshops done at Podar Group of Schools across India giving their English programmes a foundation and meaning and progressive thrust. (2011- 2013)
iii. Mindsprings worked with the MSB School in Mumbai and around 50 Podar schools
1. Hirji Salva English Programme (2012 – 2017)
The Hirji Bhojraj and Sons C.V.O. Jain Chhatralaya is a 100 year old charitable trust set up as a hostel to house disadvantaged boys from the Kutchi community and provide them with boarding and education. In later years the Trust also set up on their lands the Shishuvan School which has grown to be one of the best ICSE schools in the city.
Mindsprings has been doing work with 130 boys in teaching them spoken English. In 2015, a decision was made for the children to move from their local municipal school to the Shishuvan School. Mindsprings continues to take differential classes for the boys where English is not completely handled by our team.
2. Activity School Outsourced Programme (2010 – 2013)
The Activity School had engaged Mindsprings Enrichment Centre in a unique in house, turnkey English improvement programme to teach English to students from 1 to 10 in an attempt to get their standards up from its current condition. It was a successful enterprise and the school engaged the company for 3 years.