Parisar Asha Environmental Education Centre (Parisar Asha) is committed to serving Indias multi-cultural diversity of human communities through an environment-related learning system to replacing the generally prevalent rote-learning method. The system works towards transforming the existing standardized learning menu for schools and translate the state curriculum into an experiential learning system. Their mission is to provide joyful, holistic and child centric quality education through an environment that will empower children to be creative, sensitive and successful positive global citizens. Parisar Asha has been involved with 800+ schools globally. In Maharashtra itself, it has rolled out the Learning Enrichment Program in 228 English medium schools.
Some of their Programs:
Eco – Tech program: Parisar Asha runs an Ecotech Program as part of the School Empowerment Program for Independent Schools at the pre-primary, primary and secondary levels. They use Environmental Studies Approach to Learning (ESAL) methodology in schools. Parisar Asha also provides curriculum planning services to its member schools.
School Empowerment: They seek to supply a unique, proprietary educational system that is delivered through schools, institutes and education bodies in national and international arenas. They also seek to build Lighthouse Schools. Their model with Lighthouse Schools is to ensure that every child discovers that they are unique individual with enriching strengths and great promise. They have worked with over 800 schools, 10,000 teachers and millions of children.
Non formal education system: Parishar Asha works with Balwadis and trains teachers towards this. It also works with street children and conducts adult education programs. They have done 4 projects involving balwadis, street and working children in collaboration with Nirmala Niketan College of Social work. They also conduct training workshops for Adivasi “Balwadi” Educators.
Environment Workshops: Parisar Asha runs a range of environment workshops, for its staff and their family, specially designed to improve the physical, psychological, and social well-being of an individual.