ADOLESCENT  EDUCATION PROGRAM  

Briefing about AEP Plus Program in Morning Assembly By Jessy Joseph – TGT Science

            The AEP – Plus is designed for use with adolescents between the ages 10 – 18 years in Educational Institution. As per the instructions of  NCERT, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is conducting AEP – Plus program with partnering institutions such as INSA – India (International  Services Association), Pledge Academy and KHPT( Karnataka Health Promotion Trust) Bangalore etc with a core team from SJRI (St. Johns Research Institute & Medical college ) Bangalore.

            SJRI Bangalore trains Navodaya Vidyalaya teachers in this field of AEP - Plus Programe.

            The purpose of AEP - Plus Programe is to create an adolescent friendly environment;  that would facilitate and promote well being of adolescents .

            Through various activities, classes and seminars, it helps children to

1.      Gain confidence

2.      Build well being and resilience

3.      Strengthens the existing positive behavior

4.      Develop ability to manage risky situations they encounter

5.      Ability to cope up with stress

6.      Become able to make constructive plans for their lives.

Through AEP – Plus, seminars and workshops child get knowledge about resilience, emotions, healthy relations, stress, child protection and study skills.

            The partnering institutions of AEP - Plus, have divided the curriculum for this project into 6 steps and are adopted as the themes for classes from VI – XII.

VI                    – I am Novel.

VII                  – I am Adoptable.

VIII                 – I am Positively Precious

IX                    -- I am Outstanding

X                     – I am Focused

XI & XII        – I am Prepared.

You have to remember these themes as it indicates and relates the psychosomatic status of particular age group of a specific class.

Activities of AEP - Plus in JNV D.K:

1.       Activities and seminars will be conducted on the above themes.

2.       Every week AEP periods is allotted to all the classes which will be engaged and organized by teachers trained at SJRI – Bangalore.

3.       Power point presentations, relevant videos and information's related to AEP - Plus are saved in master computer of Samsung Lab and Bio Lab.

4.       AEP - Plus question box is kept in Bio lab, in which any adolescent child can write their queries or problems by with or without revealing their identity. These questions should be answered in respective classes. So class to which the person belong should be shown in the question.

5.       Every week morning assembly, one day is allotted for AEP Plus progarme on any positive values. It can be presented as Role Play, Skit, Discussion, or Speech by students which are reported by all the trained teachers.

6.       Every child should feel free to come and talk or share their problems with their HMS or any of the trained teachers or any elders of this JNV. So that their stress and burden will be reduced. If any classmates or House students make any observation of child with a peculiar behavior, stress, anxiety or sadness should be brought to the notice of teachers or HMS of the school immediately.

The concern, the empathetic approach developed by students towards fellow being is named as emotional quotience (E.Q).

The balanced proportion of E.Q I.Q(Intelligence Qutience) and spiritual quotience create a successful person in his real life.

Thus through the various activities, seminars and workshops each child of this school should be able to realize his own hidden potential and and nature it. As Dr. Abdul Kalam said, each student should learn from eagle; the mighty bird, who realizes his potential to fly high and flies high above the clouds even when it rains heavily , where all the other birds take rest in their nest or shades.

You, the JNV D.K students should realize your own hidden potentials. With your conscious and systematic hard work you all should reach to high levels of career life in your future.

REPORT OF AEP PROGRAMME

HELD ON 05/10/2016

On 5th October Wednesday a seminar based on adolescence education has taken up in our vidyalaya at 2:30pm in dining hall.

The chief guest of the day was Dr.Ravichandran karkalla, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Yenepoya University Deralakatte, a dynamic eminent personality with deep knowledge about the subject did address the gathering and interacted with the students here..He addressed to the gathering explaining about the topic “positive thinking”. The programme started with a melodious prayer song by Vidyalaya choir seeking blessings from the almighty. Later on Vice Principal madam Mrs. Shreelatha N.P took on charge and welcomed the gathering. Master Chandrakanth of class XI was the Master of ceremony.

Doctor explained about the need of positive thinking is one`s life. Its all about being confident. Thought of a good attitude is the prime duty. Positive thinking is the way to success means happiness. It is important to have sound mind and a sound body. Our ability to think increases while we have positive thinking. He also reasoned the various reasons for negative thinking and tipped us that successful people are determined and never bother about the million lips which discourage them. To be a positive thinker he says not to bother about others, to have high self esteem, to believe in our self, to set realistic goals, to believe in our abilities ,to be confident, to make positive affirmations and warns not to be the complaining type. He also said “journey of life is not easy but we should take it whole heartedly”.

Fear of failure must not bother us but we must believe in our potential .Self esteem is the inseparable part in our life. Most of the time teenagers spend time thinking about their physical appearance and waste their time. This should not happen. We should always do some work and have fun with it. Giving his own example, he encouraged children to come out of the hesitation of public speaking. Teens should dare enough to express themselves, their thoughts & beliefs fearlessly in the class and in larger groups, so that they can emerge out as eminent personalities.

Teens generally worry about the failure, but we should be good enough to accept everything whole heartedly. He also gave many suggestions such as to smile always, to develop positive attitude, to have a good sleep. To stop negative self talk and to do meditation paying attention to our breath would gradually make us more confident. Overall the students gathered there really had a informative and interesting session. All enjoyed his presentation and were charged up. Mast. Adithya and Kum. Hima of class XI presented their feedback. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Chavya B Shetty of class XI.