School Clubs to Enable Odisha Students to Realize Their Full Potentials

Bhubaneswar: Aimed at enabling optimum utilization of students’ potentials to build aspirations, in-a first, School Clubs will be introduced in all secondary schools of Odisha from the academic year 2023-24.

These clubs will supplement the newly introduced aspirational curriculum of the State Government and it will help students in providing personalized learning experience. The introduction of club system will also offer a platform for students to pursue their interests and hobbies beyond the classroom. The suggestive names of the clubs are Sahitya Srujani, Jigyansa, Kaushali and Kridangan. Each club will be led by students and mentors will be designated for every club to guide students in organising various activities.

In collaboration with Odia Language Literature and Culture Department, Department of Sports, Odisha Biodiversity Board, Odisha Bigyan Academy, Regional Science Centre, Institute of Mathematics, UNICEF, Intel Corporation, Learning Links Foundation, Quest Alliance, Raspberry Pi Foundation and British Council, Mo School will roll out club activities in all transformed high schools of the state.

Chairing the 39th Executive Council meeting of Mo School Abhiyan, Aswathy S., Commissioner-cum-Secretary stressed on smooth implementation of club system and reintroduction of Student Cabinets in all elementary schools with support from alumni members. The transformation of schools cabinet will facilitate collaborative and interactive learning to students by providing opportunities of learning by doing. By using its vibrant alumni network, Mo School will work towards developing communication skills, sense of responsibility and other social skills among students. Proposals worth Rs 96.53 crore from 27 districts have been approved in the Executive Council.

Within the past two months 10,931 alumni have joined hands with Mo School Abhiyan and have contributed Rs 6.85 crore for the development of their alma mater. Mo School Abhiyan has received grants worth Rs 25.05 crore from various CSR funds. Coupled with the donors’ contribution, CSR funds and a 2X matching grant from the state govt., the Executive Council has approved projects worth Rs 96.53 crore which will be availed in the development of the 2513 primary, upper primary and high schools across the state.

The alumni have contributed Rs 1.71 crore in Balasore, Rs 82 lakh in Jajpur, Rs 73 lakh in Ganjam, Rs 53 lakh in Cuttack and Rs 47 lakh in Jagatsinghpur districts respectively. Till date, 7.82 lakh alumni members have contributed financially under Mo School Abhiyan.

The meeting also witnessed the presence of Additional Secretary, S&ME Dept., Financial Advisor, S&ME Dept., Director, Secondary Education, Director, Elementary Education, Director, TE & SCERT, COO, Mo School and OSD, Mo School.

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