The southern part of India is relatively known for giving more emphasis on education which has exposed them to various learning avenues and they also have earned good reputation in terms of literacy. The state Andhra Pradesh constitutes a literacy rate of over 72% which makes it one of the most literate states of India. Overall, it makes upmore than 20 institutes which provides higher education to thenative students as well as students from other parts of the country.
Anantapur is a city located in South Western region of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the Hyderabad – Bengaluruhighway.
The city Anantapur does not fall on the interior belt of the society neither it lacks connectivity or accessibility. It enjoys all the basic privileges including the availability of schools. Ananthalakshmi International School is the first ever international school that came into being which directs toward modern literacy using 21st century pedagogical skills.
In a case where there is immense opportunity and availability of resources for the people to lead a good life and get educated, what is the need for implementing k-12 education in this region and what all changes the inhabitants would be able to witness with the arrival of such type of schooling are some of the aspects that I will discuss further in this article.
The need of the hour is to move with the changing times and scenario to get habituated with the latest trending modern equipment. The 21stcentury learning calls for a shift from the conventionaleducation and get equipped withmodern pedagogical learning devices.
K-12 educationsystem provides with ample opportunities to get well versed with tech-based learning which brings about a change in the method to study.
The proposal to initiate a school with international standards and curriculum in Anantapur is to raise the bar in learning sector.
Features that makes Ananthlakshmi International School stand out from the rest of the schools in Anantapur?
1.Curriculum gives emphasis on both academics and co-curricular activities
2.Subscribes to CBSE with the inclusion of foreign languages
3.Child participation, interactive and inclusive learning
5.Cultivates cognitive skills and restricts rote based learning
1.World class pedagogy with well-lighted and air -conditioned rooms
2.Computer, science and math labs
3.Stocked library with variety of books for all age groups
4.Amphitheatre for extra -curricular activities
5.Separate spaces for indoor and outdoor activities like kho kho, basketball, cricket, swimming, table tennis, air hockey, carroms, chess etc.
A school is envisioned to bring evolution by walking through advanced learning pathways. It should become a model for students to progress rather than digress from the real problems. The challenges faced in these moderate regions is their absolute contentment with the ongoing teaching or learning practices and hesitant to take up modern approaches.
Unfortunately, people are ignorant about the number of doors that it will open giving substantial opportunities to excel and learn new skills. It is difficult for people to adapt change and hence they settle with the traditional approach.
The Ananthalakshmi project is just an initiative to establish people’s faith in K-12 education system in that region. The more we reflect on the chances of evolvement by providing this type of education option, the better they will resonate with them and get involved in it with zest and zeal.
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Vinod Kakumanu heads a team of school services professionals and is an independent commentator on Indian school education scenario. Vinod has assisted school promoters establish 35+ schools besides providing ancillary services to over 1000 schools across India. He envisions a future where quality education is made available to every child of the country. The focus he places on the quality of the deliverables and customer satisfaction has made him renowned in the field of K-12 school education.
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