Cut, Design, Plant; a summer of abstractive adaption at Khud!
Khud launches its summer internship program giving young and aspiring teachers an opportunity to interact and enable students at our three schools in Lahore. After a steady expansion over the past two years this is the first Summer internship program initiated in order so that freshly recruited teachers might be exposed to and trained into building a self learning based Ed-Tech platform in close connection with our core team.
Members of Core Team and Interns planning the summer program:
This summer the students will be engaged in a diverse range of activities that have been foundational to the vision of Khud since its conception. An alternative means of learning enabled by the Socratic means of exploring inherent curiosity of our students will be indulged into.
Here’s a sneak peak into what the summer project looks like;
Individuals, artists, designers, dreamers, visionaries all meet and try that a lightening of wisdom strikes. It does. Our team begins developing programs on the MIT's & Harvard's Scratch program. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. A concrete step into self learning. Scratch will be implemented in all the three school branches.
The next lightening wisdom strikes by incorporating Raspberry Pi in our teaching module. The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch. A design that compliments our tools and aims for self learning. This too will be launched in all three schools.
Once our students exhaust themselves from celebrating the joy of these two additions we will move towards a more serene and subtle celebration; indulging in nature. Organic farming will be introduced. It will be a blend of outdoor and indoor activities that offer a wonderful synthesis of science and nature leading (literally) to a fruitful produce.
Alongside this we will continue preparing presentations, translations and video editing topped with polishing language and mathematical skills. Arts will hold a special importance for everybody too.
That’s just a glimpse for all the coolness we have in store to beat the summer heat. Stay tuned to hear from our volunteers, teachers and the students themselves. Deeper insights coming soon!
Salah Khwaja, founder of Khud, interacting with the interns:
Intern teaching "Scratch Programming" at Marghazar School (Wapda Town):
Students of Grade 6 at Zahoor School working on "English Acceleration":