Sisodia reviews Delhi govt initiative 'Youth For Education' for classes 10, 12
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia held a meeting to review the city government's Youth For Education initiative under which young mentors will guide Class 10-12 students over "life and career choices", according to an official statement issued on Monday. Sisodia also took the stock of the Parent Outreach Programme (POP), it said.
The mission of the two programmes for students of Delhi government-run schools is a one-to-one mapping of children, a practice that is followed abroad, said Sisodia. "One-to-one mapping of each child and understanding their individual profile was a practice that our teachers commended but they expressed concerns regarding the scale in Delhi. We know that catering to 16 lakh government school students is a challenge in Delhi but we have made this challenge into an opportunity," he added.
Through the Youth For Education (YFE) programme, children would be able to receive adequate guidance and counselling from the young generation that has been through a similar process and has valuable input, said Sisodia, who is also Delhi's Education minister. Explaining the YFE programme, he said a child might think they want to get into acting or music or become a policeman, but the teachers don't have the bandwidth to do handholding for every child. However, the mentors attached to these children would be able to talk and guide students, help them get jobs, Sisodia said. "We made it happen with 600 students and mentors and they are so happy. These mentors have become an emotional support".