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Sri Vani Center for Excellence (SVC4E)

A unit of Sri Vani Education Centre Trust

Mission
The Sri Vani Center for Excellence (SVC4E) nurtures teachers and students to become agents of change with excellence in life skill and leadership through transformational and immersive experiential learning. The Centre is dedicated to encouraging collaborations, social responsibility and greater understanding between and among future leaders of the world through participatory and respectful engagement.

Objectives

  • To make every student competitive and expansive in their career prospects
  • To develop self-confidence and spirit of global understanding
  • Capacity building through institutional development, community involvement and social responsibility (parents, alumni, professionals and like-minded supporters)
  • To develop and strengthen the teacher enrichment program questioning assumptions, expanding their knowledge, and changing behavior.


The outcomes from our programs benefitting both teachers & students include:

  • Strengthening values, principles, and personality inventories
  • Evolving a purposeful statement for the future with visible goals and results
  • Honing and perfecting communication skills – verbal and non-verbal
  • Cumulative tools to overcome challenges at various stages of life
  • Appreciate and understand the power to learn, envision and thrive as individuals and achieve their full potential
  • Learning to question and self-critic, through shared knowledge and changing behavioral practice

PROGRAMS AND PLATFORMS

Teacher Enrichment Program

Through the teacher enrichment program, the Sri Vani Centre for Excellence collaborate and participate with teachers from the School district of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), USA. This exclusive Teacher Enrichment Program provides opportunities for high school teachers to connect with leading industry experts and academia to explore cutting-edge research and make meaningful professional links with direct benefits for their students and themselves. All Teacher Enrichment programs, resources and professional development events are cost-free to participants. There will be a reciprocal teacher enrichment program with teachers coming from the IUP to Sri Vani Centre for Excellence during Spring/Summer.

Youth Leadership Program

Leadership is an acquired skill. It evolves with experience and time. Outdoor experiences kindle a spirit of adventure, self-awareness and self confidence in dealing with situations that are not natural or routine. Through Youth leadership program we provide highest quality certificate programs with experiential learning in far flung areas. The leaders are highly trained and considered the very best in the field and have an uncommon enthusiasm for sharing their skill and knowledge, borne out of a passion for outdoor exploration. Youth Leadership Adventures are for motivated students aged 13 to 17 who are ready for a fun, challenging outdoor and sustainable community experience. During each of the expeditions, backpack, camp, and complete service projects while receiving hands-on training in outdoor leadership, field science, communication skills, and public speaking. At present, this is being conducted as a two-day . One day brainstorming program only.

Capacity building for Centre for Excellence

The Centre for Excellence programs are designed to challenge students and assist them on a long-term basis to become creators, and leaders of the modern century. The program intends to involve those who have been engaged as both Ambassadors and futuristic thought leaders to promote on a wider platform both at the macro level as well on the world stage. It sets a wider platform for goal-setting, group dynamics, team building, persuasive communication, conflict resolution, and social service for effecting a permanent positive change with self and the society at large.

Teacher Roundtable

Through its network of teacher resources, the Sri Vani Centre for Excellence will develop a forum to connect industry specialists, experts from government, and non-profit representatives with teachers to create awareness of skills and opportunities required for the future. Will adapt to the developing cutting edge technology and worldwide resources to strengthen and enhance teacher standards, skills, and dispositions related to content knowledge.

Incubation Centre

The Centre intends to create an incubation lab to harness the professional collaboration and personal growth of students and teachers with organizations of repute and synergy in life skill development. The emphasis will be on adapting Arts, Theater and Music as the foundation for skill development.

Cultural exchange for High School Students

Cultural exchange programs expose students to people from different cultural, religious, geographic and socio-economic backgrounds and in so doing provide the opportunity for students to develop a greater understanding of worldwide diversity. They allow students to interact with and learn from people who are different from themselves and to participate in new and unique experiences beyond their own communities. Cultural exchange assists students to develop positive relationships with others, understand a
broader range of perspectives, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society.
In a unique partnership with renowned scientific and cultural organization, Amazon
Conservation Association, Sri Vani Centre for Excellence offers a 7-day exchange program to visit Peru every October beginning 2017. Participation is restricted to only 12 students. During the course of the journey, they will visit the UNESCO World heritage Machu Picchu, get inside the vast Amazonian jungle, participate in a Andean music
class, meet with a Shaman, and walk around the great Incan capital Cusco.

Internships for emerging youth leaders

In collaboration with some of the leading institutions and organizations of high caliber, selected internships are available on merit. These internships are for a duration of 3 to 6 weeks working in parallel with leading professionals of extraordinary achievements and setting a tone to develop skills that may potentially be of use to their future course of study and career. At present these selective internships are provided within Bangalore urban district.

Create an action plan and participate, build and propagate

The learning from the Sri Vani Centre for Excellence is not temporary but rather permanent and lasting. Create an ecosystem of Sri Vani Centre for Excellence to share a social responsibility to both understand complex social issues and apply in tandem. Develop an action plan and present ideas to peers, and then work on the project upon graduating from the school.

Have questions about the Sri Vani Centre for Excellence?

 

To find out how you can participate?
Please write to:


c4e@srivani.org

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