Ananda is a Sanskrit word which literally means bliss or happiness.
Studies show that when students are provided joyful learning environments and experiences, there is marked improvement in engagement, motivation, and learning outcomes.
With the learning from these pilot engagements, Ananda was planned to be delivered to 10 schools for the academic year 2020-21.
With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting the entire education system, most institutions have made online classes mandatory. This is a huge challenge for students with visual impairment, especially from rural India or economically backward families. VE research team is working on a pilot to provide more accessible delivery mechanisms to children across the country. The sessions include storytelling and game sessions. VE works with children for after school and out of school programs. We welcome volunteers who wish to join us in this journey.
Current Online Engagements
Volunteers have been involved in giving shape to many of the artifacts which are created at Vision Empower such as Teachers Instruction Kits, Subodha Content, teaching and guiding students with Science and Maths etc. We have KPIT volunteers, who were involved in uploading content in Subodha. OMEGA volunteers were involved in teaching students. IIIT volunteers were involved in many activities right from the beginning with creating the Vision Empower process to giving a structure to the Subodha portal and so on