JAMMU: As per preliminary survey conducted by the NGO –National Students Welfare Association (NSWA) Jammu and Kashmir, there are as many as 70 percent of the students of rural belts who are either not able to express not they are in a position to exhibit their talent. The NGO has termed it as a major bottleneck. As per Chairman of the NGO Sh Sadaket Maik, the major reason could be socio economic and environmental factors. The NGO has submitted its report to the State Education Department , Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, UNESCO, Save the Children and many others. The NGO reveal that 70 percent of the students in rural schools sans direction to exhibit their talent. The NGO reveal that 70 percent of our elementary school children has creative ability but has not been exhibited due to one reason or the other.
The reasons could be many, environmental, economic or social. In order to stem the rot, NSWA has already suggested a model “Express-Exhibit and Lead (EEL)” in rural schools up to secondary level which has been widely endorsed by the intellectuals, administrators, policy makers. The 15 model include – Peer-Peer Interaction Sessions, Skill display, Display whatever they wish, Seminars, Debates, Run for fun, Peace Education lectures, Student-Friendship Mela, Guidance related to syllabus in schools by way of electronic gadgets, Happy-Interaction, Play while you learn, Lectures on Important topics related to syllabus and presentation/feedback, Monitoring and evaluation, Provision of free stationary items by NGO.
The NGO is keen to set up a strategy to gauge the students and provide them individual attention. This can be possible with the collaboration of school authorities. The NGO has seeked collaboration from the concerned schools, department.