AID India has worked with several thousand Government schools, NGOs and village centres in over 10 districts of Tamilnadu. AID India's Padippum Inikkum' (Meaning learning is sweet in Tamil) a Tamil reading skills program reached out to teachers and children in more than 8000 schools all over the state. As the next step, AID India is building on its experience of the Eureka SuperKidz program in 500 villages across Tamil Nadu, is now expanding its reach to work with Government and Private schools also, to bring larger level impact in the state.
Eureka SuperKidz is an innovative and sustainable village centric after-school program, that has been focusing on learning levels of underprivileged and marginalized children from standards 1-8. This program helps children attain basic skills in Tamil, Math and English. Each village has 2 tutors who take daily evening classes using specially designed colourful and attractive materials. The tutors focus on learning goals and measure every child's skill through a simple visual tool called the Skill Chart'. The Skill Chart has specific goals for each month and each child's name attending the centre is also mapped on it. This simple tool helps tutors focus more on children who need additional help and support to attain skills.
The Eureka SuperKidz program has been especially designed integrating the following key elements:
**Specific learning goals for every month.
**Attractive learning materials and activities in Tamil Math and English to make learning fun and interesting.
**Regular evaluation and tracking through Skill Chart to identify and focus on children lagging in a particular skill.
**Training teachers through interactive and innovative methods.
**Village level events that showcase the achievements of children and tutors, to promote parent engagement and community involvement.
**Eureka SuperKidz' certificates are given to all children enrolled in the program on achieving the targeted skills in each subjects.
**Eureka Super Teacher' certificate is awarded to teachers who have been instrumental in bringing a remarkable change in the learning levels of children.