Mo School Abhiyan: Volunteers To Help Emphasize On Holistic Development Of Students In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Selected volunteers of Mo School Abhiyan will work towards the development of government and government-aided schools of the state. Mo School will be working closely with these volunteers at school and block level with an aim to give emphasis on academic enrichment and holistic development of students.

The decision was taken at the 33rd Executive Council meeting of Mo School Abhiyan, held virtually on Wednesday.

To make this academic enrichment and holistic development of students possible, officials of Mo School visited 69 blocks of 20 districts to filter out alumni volunteers whose support will be sought in learning recovery programmes of children. The objective of the visit was to form block-level alumni committees with the selected volunteers.

After the selection, school and block-level trainings will be given to volunteers and different scholastic activities will be undertaken for students of Classes I to X during summer vacations, stated a release by Mo School Abhiyan.

Chairing the meeting, Principal Secretary, School and Mass Education Department, Bishnupada Sethi proposed utilisation of modes of financial monitoring systems such as PFMS and SNA to keep tabs on financial transparency. He also proposed the office of MSAPS to look into the prospects of collaborating with Odisha Bigyan Academy and such other organisations to boost the scientific temperament of the students.

Proposals worth ₹128.32 crore from 27 districts were approved at the meeting.

In the last one month, more than 18,000 alumni have joined hands with Mo School Abhiyan. The alumni have contributed financial assistance of ₹6.45 crore for the development of their respective alma mater.

Mo School has received a financial assistance of ₹36.24 crore from various CSR entities. Coupled with a 2X matching grant for the alumni contribution and CSR contribution, proposals worth ₹128.32 crore were approved.

Balasore alumni contributed the highest of ₹1.80 crore, followed by Khurda ₹52.59 lakh, Angul ₹31.72 lakh, Ganjam ₹30.11 lakh and Bargarh ₹27.87 lakh. Till date, a total of 6.61 lakh alumni have contributed financially to Mo School.

In another achievement, 100% schools have been covered under Mo School in Boudh district. Earlier, all high schools of Angul district were covered under Mo School

‘100 Schools’ Project 

Under the ‘100 Schools’ Project of Mo School, focus is on infrastructure and academic uplift to transform these 100 schools into aspirational schools. Virtual interactions in two phases with the head teachers and alumni of 100 schools have been completed with the vision to set examples of these schools among the others in the district.

Towards this, 98 head teachers from 100 schools have been trained on Head Teacher Leadership Development Programme at three Revenue zonal levels, 618 secondary teachers have been trained from 100 schools at the district level in all 30 districts on Effective Integration of smart Classroom, E-Library and science lab and use of utilities.

Interactive sessions with Head Teachers, Teachers, Alumni, SMC/SMDC members of the 100 selected schools will be conducted under the guidance of Chairperson, Mo School. It has also been decided to necessitate steps for academic enrichment of the students.

Code Club

Mo School will also be extending its ‘Code Club’ activities to 1,000 schools under High School Transformation programme to promote digital skills in students.

The meeting was held in the presence of State Project Director- OSEPA, Director, Higher Secondary, Director, Secondary Education, Director, Primary Education, Director, TE & SCERT, Additional Secretary, S&ME department, Financial Advisor, S&ME department, Chief Operating Officer and Officer on Special Duty, Mo School.

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