No. PN/CIT-II/Tech/80G/P.F/2012-13/2970 Date: 29/10/12 | PAN No. AAATP6404F

Frequently Asked Questions

Peepal Support Care

CEDE stands for Child Educa­tion, Devel­op­ment and Empow­er­ment

CEDE uses a three-pronged approach where it aims at -

  • Holis­tic devel­op­ment of chil­dren by coach­ing them on var­ied aspects of life, devel­op­ing their over­all indi­vid­ual per­son­al­i­ties, enhanc­ing their knowl­edge and work-life skills, so thet they are empow­ered to become con­fi­dent and respon­si­ble individuals
  • Enabling teach­ers / change man­agers with the right tools and mod­ern teach­ing tech­niques through a vari­ety of ‘Teach­ers Train­ing’ workshops.
  • Reg­u­lar ‘Empow­er­ment Work­shops’ for par­ents, school author­i­ties and teach­ers as well as change man­agers and vol­un­teers who are impor­tant enablers in a child’s devel­op­ment process.

Our coun­try has tak­en major strides eco­nom­i­cal­ly and has even been suc­cess­ful in spread­ing edu­ca­tion all across the coun­try. The insane race to get a high­er per­cent­age in the exams has come at a heavy cost to the soci­ety. Char­ac­ter build­ing, through the empha­sis of tra­di­tion­al­ly val­ued ideals that make chil­dren good cit­i­zens of the coun­try, has tak­en a back­seat.  It’s time we recall the pri­ma­ry role and respon­si­bil­i­ty of edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions, which is char­ac­ter and nation-build­ing, by retain­ing our eth­nic­i­ty. This unhealthy trend needs to be reversed if India has to rise as a nation and acquire its due place in the world. Pro­vid­ing val­ue-ori­en­ta­tion in our edu­ca­tion­al sys­tem would most cer­tain­ly curb this decline.

At Peepal, we under­took to under­stand­ing the chal­lenge; cre­at­ed the cur­ric­u­la, devel­oped and adapt­ed inno­v­a­tive meth­ods to intro­duce val­ues and ethics among children.

Our hum­ble attempt is to bridge this gap using a three pronged approach by intro­duc­ing CEDE (Child Edu­ca­tion, Devel­op­ment and Empow­er­ment), a holis­tic devel­op­men­tal pro­gramme to enhance a child’s per­son­al­i­ty, knowl­edge and skills, there­by mak­ing him a con­fi­dent and respon­si­ble indi­vid­ual; empow­er­ment Work­shops for teach­ers and par­ents; and enabling change man­agers and volunteers.

The CEDE pro­gram­meme aims to pro­vide expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing using var­i­ous inter­ac­tive media such as fun learn­ing activ­i­ties, role-plays, mind-maps and inno­v­a­tive study tech­niques. The inter­ven­tion is car­ried through by teach­ers (school), Change Man­agers (on a reg­u­lar and hon­o­rar­i­um basis) and vol­un­teers (week­end workshops).

Our Change Man­agers and vol­un­teers are essen­tial exter­nal chan­nels who help mould the per­son­al­i­ty of these chil­dren by intro­duc­ing them to a vari­ety of fun learn­ing prac­tices and by encour­ag­ing them to think out of the box. Our con­stant endeav­or is to empow­er chil­dren with ade­quate knowl­edge and skills so that they enter the real world with confidence.

Pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive, holis­tic pro­gramme for self-devel­op­ment of chil­dren as a sep­a­rate mod­ule in schools.

Pro­vide train­ing to teach­ers and change man­agers to edu­cate them about inno­v­a­tive and effec­tive meth­ods of class­room instruc­tion that enhance learn­ing and com­pre­hen­sion, using new tech­niques and teach­ing aids.

Empow­er var­i­ous enablers in the devel­op­men­tal process by con­duct­ing rel­e­vant work­shops for them at reg­u­lar intervals.

Cre­ate a plat­form for the priv­i­leged peo­ple to con­nect with the less­er priv­i­leged and share their time, knowl­edge as well as skills. Also, ensure that younger chil­dren gain from the vast knowl­edge bank of the old­er gen­er­a­tion by cre­at­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to bridge the gen­er­a­tion gap through more inter­ac­tion between them.

It’s a holis­tic pro­gramme for chil­dren which aims at devel­op­ing their over­all per­son­al­i­ty and mak­ing them more con­fi­dent as well as respon­si­ble individuals.

The approach and method­ol­o­gy of execution.

Encour­ages the involve­ment of the priv­i­leged peo­ple to con­nect with the less­er priv­i­leged and share their time, knowl­edge as well as skills via vol­un­teer­ing, dona­tions (indi­vid­ual / group / orga­ni­za­tion), spon­sor­ship for CEDE pro­gramme of one or more chil­dren, annually.

Focus­es on spe­cial empow­er­ment work­shops for: Stu­dents, Teach­ers, Change Man­agers, Par­ents and Volunteers.

Easy-to-under­stand and rich with fun learn­ing tech­niques that are adopt­ed in the var­i­ous modules.

Mea­sur­ing the effec­tive­ness through reg­u­lar eval­u­a­tion of stu­dents, includ­ing the over­all programme.

CEDE is planned as pro­gramme of 55 hours all through the aca­d­e­m­ic year, that’s inte­grat­ed with the school cur­ricu­lum, in co-ordi­na­tion with the school author­i­ties. It focus­es on the devel­op­ment of the less­er priv­i­leged chil­dren with inter­ven­tions of approx­i­mate­ly 4 hrs / week coach­ing them in var­i­ous skills through a vari­ety of fun-learn­ing media.

Reg­u­lar Train­ing pro­grammes for Teach­ers are con­duct­ed through­out the aca­d­e­m­ic year to  include not just teach­ers but even Change Man­agers as well as inter­est­ed volunteers.

Quar­ter­ly empow­er­ment work­shops are held for Par­ents and oth­er enablers who are inte­gral in the children’s devel­op­ment process.

‘Change Man­agers’ are spe­cial­ly appoint­ed vol­un­teers to teach the CEDE Method­ol­o­gy. They coach chil­dren dur­ing the week (Mon­day through Sat­ur­day). They are respon­si­ble for adding val­ue to the CEDE pro­gramme by coor­di­nat­ing with the schools and the core team at Peepal Foun­da­tion by ensur­ing reg­u­lar assess­ments and shar­ing feed­back for improve­ment of programme.

A min­i­mum of  3 to 4 hours per day from Mon­day to Sat­ur­day (3 batch­es per day) with approx­i­mate­ly 14 to 15 hrs per week.

Grad­u­ate in any stream of education.

Excel­lent in com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills with a high lev­el of com­fort in Marathi, Hin­di and Eng­lish (any oth­er lan­guage will be an added advantage).

Expe­ri­ence in edu­ca­tion and / or CSR field is preferred.

Good knowl­edge of work­ing on com­put­ers and the internet.

Ready to trav­el with­in the city and attend reg­u­lar meet­ings con­duct­ed by the foundation.

Pas­sion­ate about social work and com­mu­ni­ty development.

Team play­er who is ready to share knowl­edge and skills with co-facil­i­ta­tors and beneficiaries.

Able to assist in lead gen­er­a­tion for tie-ups / fund raising.