Using the non-traditional pedagogical models, the education in the RMN Foundation schools is based on an innovative Constructive Education Framework.
By Rakesh Raman
RMN Foundation, which is an educational and public charitable organization, held an educative program Sunday, August 23, on the use of mobile phones among school students.
Titled “Educhat,” it will be regular interactive program for the students of RMN Foundation’s “Friends of the Future” school in New Delhi, India. The program aims to educate children on how to debate and express their views on the crucial issues that have impact on their learning.
RMN Foundation schools provide modern education free of charge to poor, orphaned, and disadvantaged children in all parts of India and abroad.
The inaugural Educhat program – “Should School Students Use Mobile Phones?” allowed the students of RMN Foundation school to have a live discussion on the topic in front of the student audience.
The topic holds added significance, as there is an increasing use of mobile phones among school students. Today, mobiles nestle in the palms of hundreds of thousands of school students and the device has become a kind of raison d’être for the learners.
What did the Educhat program cover? Do mobile phones help students in their education or are they just a part of the flagrant fad? Do schools encourage the use of these devices and are there some affordability factors? Do mobile phones have an adverse effect on the health of students? These were some of the issues discussed in the Educhat debate.
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It was concluded in the program that most teachers do not allow the use of mobiles in the schools while parents are encouraging their children to keep mobiles just to stay in touch with them.
Students participating in the debate also agreed that there may be health hazards of mobiles, but some mobile apps can help them learn certain subjects faster than they learn through traditional teaching methods.
The RMN Foundation school students who participated in the Educhat debate were: Shivshankar, Kritesh, Faizan, and Subhashish. They also responded to the related questions from the students in the audience. The debate was moderated by RMN Foundation head Rakesh Raman.
Using the non-traditional pedagogical models, the education in the RMN Foundation schools is based on an innovative Constructive Education Framework developed by the Foundation.
RMN Foundation schools are now providing free education to the children of economically weaker sections of the society in New Delhi. The Foundation plans to open thousands of such schools where hundreds of thousands of students could get free modern education.
Moreover, RMN Foundation is working actively to open residential schools for poor and orphaned children where they could get the best education for their career and personality development to progress in today’s highly competitive world.
RMN Foundation aims to open at least 1,000 residential schools for over 100,000 students by the year 2020. Most of these schools will be set up in India and a few of them will be based in other poor nations of the world.
Formed in May 2015, RMN Foundation is the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of the Raman Media Network (RMN) Company, which is working in diversified content creation, management, and distribution businesses on a global scale.
RMN Foundation is registered as an educational and public charitable Trust with the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi at New Delhi, India. You can get more information about RMN Foundation at its website.
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