Model Schools under BaLA Concept
In 2019-20 AJSA constructed first its kind school in Pandiapathar Vilage of Ganjam District in Joint collaboration with HDFC Ergo and CAF India. Under this project a maintenance-free self-sustainable school was created under BaLA concept.
BaLA is an innovative concept for qualitative improvement in education, through developing a child-friendly, learning and fun-based physical environment. BaLA is a way to holistically plan and use the school infrastructure. It incorporates the ideas of activity-based learning, child friendliness and inclusive education for children with special needs (CWSN). At the core, it assumes that the architecture of school can be a resource for the teaching-learning processes.
The main objective of the programme is to Enrich the teaching and learning atmosphere by ensuring child-friendly space by providing sufficient, safe and furnished classrooms, play and learning materials as per BaLA concept. The broad goal of the project was to create a model of an integrated school development initiative that could be scaled up and replicated in different locations.
Under the project, AJSA has constructed a modern two-storied (G+1 Structure) maintenance-free school building that could be also used as a cyclone shelter. Separate toilet blocks for both boys and girls and PWD. Along with these a separate computer lab, science lab, Modern dining facilities with drinking water facilities, seating areas etc. A playground with provision for basketball, cricket, badminton court, and football was also created to boost sports activities.
Apart from these different models of BaLA have been also incorporated across the campus i.e sun-dial, know your daily weather, number game, word game, dot play, know the degree, tyre-mud playing area, color wheel etc. Apart from these all School bags, stationeries, indoor and outdoor games were also provided to the school children.