To help each student develop as an individual in his/her own right to make choices and set goals based on their strengths and also acquire life skills required to achieve the success in their chosen goals.
A program on Life Skills and Career Guidance has been conceptualized by the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. in Dec 2018 for assisting the 9th and 10th class students, covering various topics related to Life Skills, Career Guidance and Self Assessments. A robust process has been followed to select the implementation partners to develop the module and implement the project across Andhra Pradesh reaching out to 7.5 Lakh+ children from 5,351 schools. Nirmaan Organization has been allotted Ananthapur, Kadapa, Krishna, Kurnool and Vizianagaram districts for program implementation.
Nirmaan Organization has recruited about 160+ trainers and about 15+ senior resource persons have been supporting the implementation of the project. The project is directly overseen by the governing board members of Nirmaan Organization. Each district has been allotted a district coordinator, a regional divisional coordinator followed by senior trainers and trainers. There were several challenges in terms of transport to interior places, the cyclone effect in December 2018 in Andhra Pradesh but Nirmaan has ensured to reach out to every school before the academic year ended. A psychometric test has also been carried out to all the 9th grade students across Andhra Pradesh.
The following topics were mainly part of the 10hr program imparted at all schools
|1||Purpose and importance of goal setting|
|2||Self Discovery – Understanding individual strengths and weaknesses|
|3||How to choose a career?|
|4||Exposure to various career options|
|5||Attaching to career portal and toll free helpline|
|6||Importance of leadership and communication skills|
|7||Time and stress management|
|8||My Country, My Career|
|9||Psychometric Assessment Tests and how to read the test results|
Design and Development of 10 hours of life skills and career guidance modules
Recruit, train, monitor the trainers and master trainers on the modules
Monitor the program implementation on the ground
Impact assessment of every session by collecting baseline and endline assessment
Take psychometric assessment tests of all students in schools where feasible
Attach all the students to the toll free number for any further queries
Impacted around 2.2L students from about 1948 schools from 5 districts in AP
Workshop gave me wide vision to different careers which I didn’t know before.
– V Swarna, Gampalagudem, Krishna Dist
I can stand strong to my goal after knowing various scholarships available for me to achieve my dream goal.
– P Pravalika, Vissannapeta, Krishna Dist
Career guidance workshop helped me knowing my strengths and weaknesses
– K Varsha, Rangapuram, Krishna Dist
Workshop gave us a lot of information on careers and speaking to career advisor at Vidya Helpline number gave me strong support towards achieving my dreams.
– M Srinu, Vissannapeta, Krishna Dist
|RMSA, Govt of Andhra Pradesh|
Govt of AP has selected Nirmaan as Knowledge and Lead Partner for the program among the three organizations it has selected for program implementation across Andhra Pradesh