Saying Yes to Pre-School
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Four-year-old Preeti attended her first class this week, where she has already begun learning rhymes and numbers in playful recitation together with 10 other young and enthusiastic pupils.
In the village of Maira, the Punjabi government is organizing pre-school classes for children aged three to six. There they learn poems, counting numbers from 1-50, the ABC alphabet, and the Punjabi alphabet, the mother tongue.
Village coordinator Deeksha, accompanied by the government school principal and pre-school teacher, visited six houses. To convince mothers to send their children to pre-school, they tell them that the village children should receive all the benefits the government is providing. All of the mothers agreed.
Deeksha has observed that parents want their children to be educated; they feel that pre-school is a good start.