The Man Behind Sikrara Model: Meet Inspiring BEO Rajeev Kumar Yadav

In last few years, Sikrara block successfully transformed its school infrastructure with modern and technical standards. Credit goes to the leadership of Mr. Rajeev and his team of creative teachers.

As the story of Swadesh 2.O, the Sikrara Model is becoming popular among people, they are eager to know more about the education system and educational infrastructure Sikrara has. The Block Education Officer (BEO), Sikrara, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh Mr. Rajeev Yadav gave full detail about education system prevailing in Sikrara.

Do watch our conversation with Mr Rajeev Kumar Yadav

ICT- LEADING TO ENHANCED LEARNING

In Sikrara, the ICT based education is developing. The students of government schools have access to computer and technology. This enables better leaning among them. This led to enhanced learning outcomes of students. He also formed a team and started the usage of ICT in the government schools. The teachers of the school were self-motivated and they started donating few resources needed for ICT classes. He tells primary education is a great platform and with the help of the community we can make it even better. He gives importance to holistic development of the students.

SOCIETY’S CONTRIBUTION IN DEVELOPING INFRASTRUCTURE

In Sikrara, society also played an important role in development of educational facilities. Schools arranged the necessary furnitures like tables, chairs, benches etc with public support. In last few years, this block successfully transformed its school infrastructure with modern and technical standards. Credit goes to the leadership of Mr. Rajeev and his team of creative teachers.

DECREASING DROPOUT RATES

Teachers and education staff together with social support not only developed infrastructure but also successfully increased 100% enrollment of students and reduce drop out from 350 students last year to 35 students this year. The reason behind this is providing better education to keep the interest of students with studies and explaining the importance of education to society. The main problem of drop out normally prevails among girls. Block also worked to deal with this problem as well. They made contacts with people in general, especially with the mothers and elder sisters of girl students so that they do not drop their education in between. Active involvement of girls in school cabinets, events and gathering developed their self-confidence, which made them realise the importance of education in building their character.

EQUAL IMPORTANCE TO SPORTS

Mr. Rajeev Yadav, the BEO gives equal importance to sports as studies and other aspects of education. Schools are providing support to those who play. Regular sports events are conducted on block level so that talented students can get chance to develop their game and promote their sports. Many students from the block played badminton and football at state level. The block had also prepared a blue print for girl’s hockey coaching, which will be soon implemented after this pandemic.

YOUTH SERVING THE NATION

Apart from all these regular efforts, the efforts put by block during this pandemic are tremendous. They were among the first who donated 135 quintal of food grains and 1.25 lakh rupees to the district administration of Jaunpur. Also, on 30th May 2020 the community education model initiated by Primary School Lakhesar of the block is now implemented in whole district. Under this model a group of youths is prepared who are willingly giving regular lessons to the students of their locality under the guidance of teachers. This was used as pilot project on 20 schools of Sikrara block which was successfully executed. The effort of joint venture between the community and school grabbed the attention of many officers like CDO Jaunpur Anupam Shukla, Assistant Director of Basic Education Abdul Mubin, Asst Professor of Nuepa Kashyapi Awasthi and DIOS Mathura Rajendra Singh who saw their work through Google Meet. Under this students are not only getting textbook knowledge but practical knowledge and important life lessons are also imparted in them. Now Rajeev Yadav is the District Nodel Officer to look after this work of entire district.

RANGOTSAV: CONNECTING SOCIETY AND ADMINISTRATION

Last year an event named ‘Rangotsav’, was organised in the block under which a mass level gathering was held and various events were organised in which students got chance to showcase their various skills and talent. This also helped in developing connectivity between society and administration. This connectivity helped the education department during this pandemic while implementing Swadesh 2.O, the Sikrara model. There were many guests invited like BSA, CDO, DM and retired teachers.

NO BARRIERS TO STOP LEARNING

During the lockdown due to Pandemic, the schools got shut and the exams were not able to be help. After few months, the private institutions started teaching students through various online platform like webinars, youtube etc. Seeing this Mr Rajeev Kumar Yadav wanted the government schools’ students to also start studying. The important things which were required to continue the education of the students were a platform, electronic gadgets like mobile, laptop etc. But due to non-availability of resources Sikrara model was initiated where these government schools’ students are being taught by the students who are currently pursuing their bachelors, masters etc. physically by maintaining social distancing and following strict measures. There are around 5 to 10 students taught by one volunteer. He feels that community plays a very important role in the primary education and there should be constant support from the community without which it is not possible. Few retired teachers also took part in the Sikrara 2.0. Teachers were also successful in sharing the modules and resources available online to their students. This model was then implemented in more than 900 schools in Jaunpur with the help of District Collector. These government schools students are being taught by the students who are currently pursuing their bachelors, masters etc. He motivates volunteers to contribute to the society.

We congratulate people like Mr. Rajeev Kumar Yadav who is working for the society and its future leaders. SarkariSchool.in salutes the creators of India’s tomorrow, Mr. Rajeev Kumar Yadav, his efforts and dedication. Sarkari sbse Asarkari!! 

(With Amrutha P Hegde)

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  1. Shivam Singh - October 14, 2020 Reply

    Great and positive initiative 👌💐👍

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