Navodaya engagement

Supporting high achieving students from rural areas

We run four different programs at the JawaharNavodayaVidyalaya in Gurugram, a government run boarding school, for high achieving students from rural areas. We aim to instil a strong sense of empathy, self-awareness and critical thinking while giving students a chance to relax from their hectic, academically-focused school lives. For the new students in class VI, we run a gardening and mentoring program to help them settle into the new environment and provide a trustworthy and robust role model. We run reading clubs for students in class VII and VIII to build self-awareness and empathy and provide a space where they can safely discuss their own struggles and challenges. Keep Moving Movement and Debate clubs for class IX and X help build strong decision-making skills and the ability to advocate for themselves and others as these students prepare to leave school for the next stage in their lives. The clubs run on alternate weeks, and a sports and games club runs for all students in the weeks in between.