Location: Obaidullaganj block (Gauharganj Tehsil) of Raisen District

About the project:

Eklavya envisions the library-cum-reading initiative as a field-based model that attempts to create a ‘reading and exploration friendly environment’ in order to foster ‘reading habit’ and ‘inquisitiveness’ among the children and communities. Towards this a hub and spoke model to ensure large scale geographic coverage is proposed that will function at two levels:

  • The Chakmak Clubs, an informal library-cum-reading space, will be set up in the villages and will be anchored by middle school students who are identified and continuously oriented for the role. These Chakmak Clubs will be the ‘spokes’ reaching out to all the children/students in the village.
  • The Multi-disciplinary Learning Centers (MDLCs) that will act as the nodal centers or the ‘hub’ for 10-12 village level Chakmak Clubs. These will provide intensive resource support, capacity building opportunities and academic inputs facilitated by the Eklavya core team.

There will be other components in the project in addition to the above field-based model such as:

  • Capacity Building forums: designing short-long courses for different stakeholders such as community members, SMC members, teachers, youth etc. The courses will enable participants to contribute to the libraries and deepen their understanding of the different elements of a library space.
  • Envision school libraries as active and vibrant spaces: There will be an exploratory engagement with 15 government schools to revitalize the school library with active rapport building with teachers and students.

If you have a passion to engage with children, enable their agency with the support of community members and teachers – and make an impact in their education and learning this is the role for you.

Job profile

  • Ensure regular functioning of MDRC- Multi Dimensional resource center, community library from Monday to Saturday for at least 6-8 hours everyday
  • Making a weekly plan encompassing different elements of MDRC including regular sessions, guest sessions, field visits etc.
  • Updating stock register with list of books, equipements, developing mechanism to make community library functional and accessible
  • Conduct regular sessions for community members, teachers, youth and children around books, games or relevant discussion topics
  • Planning guest sessions on different themes such as education, health, gender, agriculture, career possibilities, cyber security etc. for different stakeholders
  • Weekly regular field visit to 10 Chakmak clubs, providing onsite support, demonstration to resource students
  • Support resource students to prepare weekly, monthly planning for Chakmak clubs, offering necessary resource material to them
  • Planning capacity building workshops for resource students
  • Attending capacity building workshops, monthly meetings at Obaidullaganj/ Bhopal office
  • Planning community- school visits
  • Support in conducting various events for students Bal Mela, Kitabon ka Mela etc
  • Ensure regular documentation of different activities taking place at MDRC, maintaining diary of field visits
  • Maintaining different registers such as stock register, visit register, library register and so on.
  • Provide onsite and off-site support to the project, as well as other Eklavya initiatives, as and when required.

Remuneration: Rs. 15,000-17,000 per month
(CTO includes health-accident insurance and other social securities)

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