Riverside Natural School, Next to Central Bank of India, Mohgaon - 481663
Rural children have to grow fast – they are expected to start earning a livelihood or work with existing family livelihood setups (agriculture and labour) by the time they are 20-22 years. Unlike urban youth, they can’t spend much time on academics and education. Since it is not provided in a standardized education system that ignores local context, it becomes imperative to design programs contextually that provide necessary skills in the time period that they can afford for their education.
In sports program we have already started with one sport football which is running for the last one and half years in a structured manner with 115 children from age category 6-18. As a team, we are capable of delivering a professional grassroots program in two sports as of now - football and basket ball, both are emerging sports in India.
Opportunities of the Future
The high TRPs for NBA games or EPL along with various other supporting reasons have resulted in these international bodies taking interest in Indian sports. New initiatives such as the establishment of Indian Premier League (Cricket), Hockey India League, Indian Badminton League, Pro Kabaddi League and Indian Super League (Football) are indeed changing the face and the identity of Indian sports. The sports industry has grown — from Rs. 43.7 billion in 2013 to Rs. 48 billion in 2015 — mainly due to the emergence of new sporting leagues. And that is not all that is supporting the sports scene in India. With programs like Khelo India and recent medals in athletics the Indian government seems to move to be keen on building reasonable structures for various sports.
As this market grows and the movement to build strong sports structures in India moves ahead, what would be the most crucial requirement for the country is a specialized workforce to contribute in building a robust structure and delivering the needful performance wise. This growing sports industry would require people in the following fields, to name a few:
Coaches & Referees
Health and Fitness experts
The tribal hinterlands of the country have been devoid of basic amenities for decades now. But what has been a blessing in disguise is that they have been able to preserve their connect to nature and lived with minimum tools, thus letting their bodies and minds become the only tool that is available to them. The children from these regions have athletic agile bodies with a natural upper body balance and a sharp application-oriented intellect. This cultural capital is the talent that we look for.
How it works?
Beginners are put into a 90 day program where they will be introduced to the fundamentals of the game like passing, dribbling, running with the ball so on and so forth. Once they complete the program, they are put into a rigorous two times a day training schedule where they will be working on the technical aspects of the game.
Our football curriculum is mostly derived from the Spanish Football Federation coaching program under 9-12, especially the rondos whose variations we use on a day-to-day basis. The Dutch method of focusing on technical rather than the tactical at these age groups is highly prioritized. The Coerver method is mostly used during the beginning phase. Currently, we have 3 trainers and a coach and all of them hold the grass roots certification from the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
The Future Technology Program aims to create young scientists and entrepreneurs for and from rural India. Our mission is to skill children from remote tribal geographies in Madhya Pradesh, making them future ready to take up high end jobs in upcoming future technologies as well as to excel in the field of action research to solve contextual problems in tribal geographies.
According to our study, children in rural India learn best if learning and doing are happening together since rural children are working in the fields, helping build their houses and tools, tending to animals, etc. If they are taught to use these skills and are upskilled, they can very well be trained for the technology-driven marketplace in areas such as agriculture.
However, education continues to be divorced from skilling that is only meant for school dropouts. Skilling opportunities continue to be tailoring, repairing, welding. Nobody knows if these jobs will be around 10 years from now!
Opportunities of the Future
Internet of Things
Autonomous Cars Engineers
How it works?
The class is conducted through a five stage process – Problem statement – design – Make – Test – Present.
In this section, the objective is to help in generating multiple ideas for a problem
This sectionhelp in the process of refining ideas and giving them a proper shape.
Here the participant get an overview of all the different kinds of hardware and software - sensors, boards etc. that can be used to convert the idea into a prototype
In this section we provide them with Arena in which they test their Prototype.
In this section students present their prototype to the fellow team mates and they suggest and critic the prototype and if required students do necessary changes to be done.
OUTCOME & ACHIEVEMENTS:
30 Contextual Problem Statements in the form of project modules to identify and decode the factors influencing the problem.
30 Solution Prototype Designs based on engineering mechanics and control systems
Coding and Hardware interfacing skills through open source software
Participation in national and international technical competitions and exhibitions
Center for Community Innovations and Product Development created for incubation support
Industry exposure and internships for students at emerging and leading institutions of research and technology around the globe through specialized tie-ups
Democratizing robotics delivery for many more children in the region.
Students will be ready for advanced level trainings at automation and IoT industries, from sectors like agriculture, energy, health and automation.
Year 1: Programming in Scratch; Wired and wireless robotics.
Year 2: Programming in Arduino; Microcontroller & Sensors interfacing; Basics of IoT (Internet of Things)
Year 3: Programming in Python; Advanced IoT (Internet of Things)
Year 4: Programming in Tensor Flow; PCB Design, Fabrication and 3D printing.
Year 5: Programming in Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine; Machine Design in SolidWorks and Fabrication
Riverside Natural School,
Next to Central Bank of India,
Mohgaon - 481663