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On March 30 2013, the kidz planet Learning Centre (KPLC) was officially opened in the small Indian village of Mohammadpur, outside Calcutta, in the presence of Martin Nydegger, Vice President of kidz planet. Click here for the video.

The educational foundations were laid for 180 children who would otherwise have been exposed to illiteracy, forced marriage and child labour without the commitment of kidz planet. “These children have no chance of a worthy life. Without reading, writing, arithmetic and basic knowledge, they would be exploited,” says the Secretary General of Towards Future, Supriya Roh Chowdhury, who personally oversees the KPLC. The KPLC moved location towards the end of May 2015. The new location offers various advantages. The building is located in quiet surroundings. The children can have fun during breaks. There is a big play and recreation area at their disposal. On the ground floor, there is a teacher’s room, a meeting room and a classroom. Upstairs there are five more classrooms, an office, the library and a kitchen, as well as sanitary facilities.

Continuing teacher training is another challenge. Lipika, who is responsible for the further education and training of the teaching staff, wants to train the specialists in new teaching methods and new teaching materials, as well as in the field of psychology. Lipika is looking forward to this task: “We have to ensure that our children are taught by specialists so that they have no knowledge deficits when they go to the public schools. The teachers we employ are well-educated and want to develop themselves further.”

The children educated at the KPLC attend the nursery school and the first to fourth grades in medium-sized units of approximately 15 pupils. They are taught by eight teachers who are supported by volunteers. A school nurse takes care of the individual development of each learner. Together with the teaching staff, she ensures that each child enjoys a personalized education that takes into account their strengths and weaknesses. The school cook also plays an important role. She ensures that the children receive a warm and healthy meal each day.

On March 30 2013, the kidz planet Learning Centre (KPLC) was officially opened in the small Indian village of Mohammadpur, outside Calcutta, in the presence of Martin Nydegger, Vice President of kidz planet. Click here for the video.

The educational foundations were laid for 119 children who would otherwise have been exposed to illiteracy, forced marriage and child labour without the commitment of kidz planet. “These children have no chance of a worthy life. Without reading, writing, arithmetic and basic knowledge, they would be exploited,” says the Secretary General of Towards Future, Supriya Roh Chowdhury, who personally oversees the KPLC. The KPLC moved location towards the end of May 2015. At the new location, the number of students will be able to be increased to 160. The new location offers various advantages. The building is located in quiet surroundings. The children can have fun during breaks. There is a big play and recreation area at their disposal. On the ground floor, there is a teacher’s room, a meeting room and a classroom. Upstairs there are five more classrooms, an office, the library and a kitchen, as well as sanitary facilities.

Continuing teacher training is another challenge. Lipika, who is responsible for the further education and training of the teaching staff, wants to train the specialists in new teaching methods and new teaching materials, as well as in the field of psychology. Lipika is looking forward to this task: “We have to ensure that our children are taught by specialists so that they have no knowledge deficits when they go to the public schools. The teachers we employ are well-educated and want to develop themselves further.”

The children educated at the KPLC attend the nursery school and the first to fourth grades in medium-sized units of approximately 15 pupils. They are taught by eight teachers who are supported by volunteers. A school nurse takes care of the individual development of each learner. Together with the teaching staff, she ensures that each child enjoys a personalized education that takes into account their strengths and weaknesses. The school cook also plays an important role. She ensures that the children receive a warm and healthy meal each day.