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BaLA launched at Hailakandi


HAILAKANDI, March 12 - With the vision to ensure the learning outcome and make every child learn with fun, Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli ceremonially launched Building as Learning Aid (BaLA) at Greham MV School here on Thursday.

Launching BaLA, Deputy Commissioner Jalli said that the concept behind it is to make every child learn with fun in a conducive environment, in which he or she can relate to quickly.

She said that a child gets easily attracted to the world of colours and pictures and creating this ambience by making use of the school space aesthetically is the driving force behind BaLA.

Singing paeans on the teachers and principal for creating a beautiful environment for the children to learn with fun, Jalli announced BaLA will be launched under the �Happy School� initiative in 100 schools covering high and elementary schools on a pilot basis.

Explaining the concept, Inspector of Schools, Rajiv Kumar Jha said, �Under BaLA, activity-based learning and teaching plays a vital role in building a conducive environment for joyful learning.�

�Children need many real experiences in language, art, science, maths and geography. This can be done by innovatively treating the space and the building elements to make the existing school architecture more resourceful with higher educational value in a child-friendly manner,� said Program Leader of Piramal Foundation, Sadasiva Reddy, who was also present in the function. �Sans real, concrete experiences, children cannot learn. BaLA is a tool to promote learning, curiosity, care and concern, wonder and lifelong learning. It will help children to practice and revisit concepts. It also helps learning to take place everywhere - in the classroom, the corridor, the verandas, the outdoors, etc. Its impact can be directly observed on Student Learning Outcome (SLO), teacher instruction practices and student enrolment,� added Reddy.

ADC (Education), RK Dam, DEEO, Iqbal Hussain Laskar, Assistant Commissioner, Sari L Lungtau, BEEO, Rajesh Chakrabarty and heads of several schools were present on the occasion.

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