Of life and learning
As the International Children Film Festival opens in Hyderabad, a short film, Right Learning narrates experiences of children on improving the quality of learning in state-run schools in one of the most backward districts of India in Medak. Right Learning is directed by Vishy Teki of the Communication Resource Centre — a media advocacy group based in Hyderabad.
The Right Learning produced by Save the Children brings out efforts made to improve quality of learning with the active involvement of school management committees including parents and elected representatives. The video captures how teachers have been enabled to adopt effective teaching practices through preparing and utilising low cost teaching learning materials for improving the learning standards of the children in rural schools. The project, the ‘Digital Duplicators Programme’ provided opportunities for children at need levels to overcome hurdles. Right Learning also brings child leaders into focus as it advocates for building the skills and knowledge on child rights, for girl children in schools. The video is a first hand account narrated by a girl child from a village and Manvi Teki, a std VII student from Pallavi Model School, Bowenpally, lends voice. “I was thrilled to connect with my peers studying in government run schools by lending my voice,” says Manvi.
P. Anjaiah State Programme Manager from Save the Children says, “the governments spend huge resources on school education and what we require is good governance to ensure that it benefits all the poor and socially excluded children which is possible only if children and parents demand their rights.”
The video has been screened recently at the Global Festival Tokyo by Ricoh Inc., a global electronic giant as part of addressing sustainability in countries where it operates.