We promote reading and physical education as foundational activities that support the overall learning, development and well-being of children.
We establish and renovate libraries as a key resource for children – providing access to language and age relevant reading material for children of all ages.
We train local ‘Pustak Fairies’ who work with children to bring the magic of ‘reading’ alive and instill a habit of reading in school going children.
We organise special events and activities such as ‘Reading Day’ and ‘essay competitions’ to further promote and engage children in reading.
We train teachers and volunteers in physical education so that they can drive PE programs for children in schools.
We provide access to the necessary sports equipment for PE programs, and upgrade playgrounds to ensure adequate and safe space for children to participate in sports.
We organise special events and promote sports as a tool for regular physical activity for the overall health and well-being of children.
In the district of Chandrapur, Maharashtra, language skills of students in primary schools were very poor. It was seen that in the Marathi medium schools, most of the primary school children from the tribal community in the region, didn’t speak Marathi at home, thus they struggled to grasp the language - resulting in poor reading skills.Know More
ACF is harnessing the power of the multiplier effect by training PT teachers and empowering them to impart sports and physical education to hundreds of students across Himachal Pradesh. After a successful pilot, they now plan to replicate and roll out the 'train the trainer' model across an additional 50 schools from 5 locations in 2021.Know More
Based on the success of a pilot program, ACF further promoted ‘reading’ in primary schools in collaboration with Door Step Schools, Pune. The project targeted 8 Zilla Parishad schools in Chandrapur with the support of 7 volunteers, to ensure continuous involvement of primary school children.Know More