VITAL - an innovative educational project of Kasargod-based NGO Anandashrama has received an encouraging response, with the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) inviting VITAL team members to participate in its value education programmes.
It was in September last year that Anandashrama launched the website www.vitalforeducation.org as a platform for its educational movement called VITAL which stands for Value Integrated Teaching and Learning.
“The concept behind VITAL is to link values enshrined in the Constitution with the existing curriculum and present it before students through interesting real-life examples,” said Datta Prasad, co-ordinator of VITAL.
The NCERT, which examined the VITAL programme, observed that it resonates with the Council’s own approach towards value education.
“Besides NCERT, VITAL has been welcomed by academicians including Dr M K Abdul Khader, Vice-Chancellor of Kannur University and Dr Abdul Salam, Vice-Chancellor of Calicut University.
We are also bringing out books in English and in vernacular languages for CBSE and state boards, “ Prasad said.
The VITAL team has also conducted more than 55 workshops across the country, reaching out to more than 5,000 participants.
The team members of VITAL are planning to meet the Director of State Council For Educational Research and Training (SCERT) soon to work out a similar partnership in the state syllabus.