ThinkZone is an award-winning social enterprise that works towards improving the educational outcomes of children from under-resourced communities using a 'tech plus touch' model and activity-based methodology. We do this by empowering community educators, school teachers, and public childcare workers to deliver quality early-childhood and primary grade education programs by following the Teaching-at-the-Right-Level approach (an MIT evidence-based pedagogy).
Barsha couldn't communicate much with her family and friends before she joined ThinkZone. She is the first generation learner in her family and had never received education in a proper learning environment before. She could not hold pencils properly and had a very poor hand-eye coordination. Her parents decided to enroll her at the ThinkZone center in her village. With the help of the physical activities of the ECE Program at ThinkZone, she is gradually overcoming these issues. Now she is quite confident in writing and can play games with friends and teachers.
Rupa is an Angwanwadi Worker at a village near Cuttack. Before ThinkZone's Intervention, she used to run the Anganwadi focusing on providing proper nutrition for children and women in her village. During the training sessions at ThinkZone she realized how dedicating few hours in a day towards education for pre-primary children can bring a huge change in the physical, social, language and memory skills of the children. Now, everyday along with the help of a community educator she takes out time at the Anganwadi to educate kids using an activity based approach. She also inspires other Anganwadi workers to follow the ThinkZone process.
Zakia is a mother of two at one of the villages in Bhadrak, Odisha. She could not finish her studies because of lack of schools in her area. Being a mother she does not wants the same for her kids. She was more than happy to send her kids to ThinkZone when she got to know of it. It has been over an year, her both kids have excelled at the ThinkZone centers. She is also happy because she gets to be a part of the process, through monthly parent meetings. She regularly interacts with the ThinkZone teacher and also learns activities from her so that she can create a learning environment for her kids at home as well.