Move The Wheel Foundation is a non-profit educational trust founded in January 2010, and works in the education sector, primarily supporting underprivileged schools. In June 2010, it formally adopted a government Upper Primary School in Gowlidoddi, Hyderabad by signing an MoU with the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, the Government of India's flagship program for achieving universal elimentary education. Since then it has been putting its efforts and resources towards improving the general conditions of the school and supporting the overall development of its students.
Its approach to fulfilling its mission of bringing parents, teachers, and the members of society together to make education fun, beneficial, and empowering falls under 4 categories.
1. Student Improvement
2. Infrastructure Development
3. Parental Involvement
4. Staff Encouragement
A dedicated team of 4 people are stationed full time at the government school in order to realize these goals and objectives. They conduct various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in addition to handling their regular teacher responsibilities.
As most of the school children come from alcoholic, abusive backgrounds and disadvantaged families, its activities are aimed at providing a supportive and nurturing environment while helping build strong individuals. Programs, activities, and competitions are conducted for children, teachers, and the community that:
- Encourage self-learning among students
- Provide goal based supporting opportunities to teachers
- Provide fun and easy coaching opportunities to members of the community
- Give children a chance to present their abilities & talents
The activities include folk and classical dance, music, Tae Kwon Do, theater, and speech class.
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CEI approaches in actionSchool supportTeacher trainingParental/community engagement for school accountabilitySchool operations or managementStudent assessment and progressInfrastructure and equipmentPolicy & AnalysisStudent supportLiteracyEnglish languageCulture/indigenous knowledge
Model details2010Not-for-profitMath/numeracyLiteracyEnglish languageCulture/indigenous knowledgeActiveLong-term project35057%43%
Monitoring & EvaluationNo
As the program is still in its nascent stage, they are working towards building an effective feedback and monitoring strategy that would help them measure their shortcomings and successes better.No
Since its inception, Move The Wheel has been able to impact approximately 350 children each year. The program has also resulted in an increase in levels of student attendance and a positive change in student attitudes. As a result of the program, students became increasingly confident and understood that they could contribute positively towards their own development.
During the 2012 - 2013 academic year, student enrollment stood at 350 students, up 15% from 2011 -12.
Students have shown improvements in discipline, handwriting, vocabulary and fine motor skills by drawing pictures for each letter, laying a foundation for developing strong reading skills.