Muskaan is an NGO working in nine of the most highly vulnerable, marginalised slum communities in Bhopal, India. The presentation promotes Muskaan school’s development and implementation of an effective model of education for children from the slum communities, drawing parallels with the six Principles of Learning and Teaching (PoLT) incorporated in Victoria’s Government Schools Flagship strategy.
The Muskaan model implements similar PoLT strategies (in line with best educational practice) and successfully engages children from slum communities, through the provision of a contextually relevant and meaningful curriculum. These children would have otherwise dropped out of the education system. A supportive learning environment also provides the protective factors which help buffer these children against hardship and adversity, building resilience, responsibility and empowerment.
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