An MLC (Motivation and Learning Camp) in one of GoodWeave’s project villages in Sikanderabad region, Kanwra, bustled with movement as numerous children came in the premises. For the very first time, these children were accompanied by their respective guardians who had never been in a ‘Parents-Teacher Meeting’ before. As the community facilitators informed each parent on the progress of their child, there was a repeated insistence on how important it is for them to meet the school authorities.
Through initial meetings, GoodWeave India shall provide a platform to bridge the communication between the parents and school authorities, while simultaneously motivating the parents to continue the education of their children (reducing the drop-out rate). It is also extremely important that the grievances that the parents might have about their child’s education is resolved by the school. Only a congregated effort on the part of children, teachers, parents and school authorities can bring about a sustained transformation. The idea of an MLC is to build such congregations instead of replacing them.