Our products and services are customised to provide an integrated and effective training, monitoring, evaluation and remedial strategies to provide quality and purposeful education.
The Ignis Way
“We don’t teach children what to think, we teach them how to think”
The personalized structure of our programme ensures that every child gets equal opportunity for classroom participation. Innovative, engaging and fun-filled activities help learners tap into their innate creativity and enhance their leadership abilities. Our concept based functional approach enables students to quickly internalize the learning and overcome their hesitation and feeling of alienation.
English and Life Skills Lab (ELSL) Programme
Ignis Careers’ English and Life Skills Labs is a capacity Building Program, training teachers and students and helping schools use their resources efficiently to set up an enabling culture of learning. So far, Ignis Careers has reached 50,000 students and 3000 teachers in close to 200 schools throughout the various districts of Telangana.
This program sets a culture of participatory learning in schools. Students and teachers improve their language skills and life skills and improve their meta-learning skills.
Ignis Careers extends the benefits of ELSL to students of schools that are not currently enrolled in the ELSL programme. The camps are generally organised during the holidays and vacations and may have a duration ranging from three days to a fortnight.
Teacher Training for Participatory Learning
Like the ELSL camp for students, Ignis Careers also organises Teacher Training programmes for children. The programmes are offered to schools as a capacity building initiative for teachers and is also invites open enrolments.
ELSL for Empowering Girls
Ignis Careers has developed a 3 level program appropriate for the age groups between 13 and 18. This program integrates basic life skills along with awareness of reproductive health, general health, educational awareness, career awareness, legal awareness etc.
We have developed urban and rural models, incorporating the socio-cultural variations. We adapt the course based on the cultural nuances of the place of implementation.
The initiative empowers girls with not only information and guidance but also skills to negotiate skewed gender dynamics
Rural Teacher Fellows Programme
Ignis currently supports 20 government schools in the rural mandals of Khammam District. Telangana. The programme supports about 3000 students.
Under the initiative, Ignis Careers hire and train teacher aspirants from the region where the programme is implemented. They receive the fellowship for one year in slightly better off places and 2 years in remote places where the skills of the fellows are poor.
While the Rural Teacher Fellows Programme primarily uses course material prepared for the English and Life Skills Lab. In remote areas and areas with unique cultural contexts, we develop culturally-appropriate curriculum.
Research and Capacity Building
Ignis is fuelled by its best in class research which develops curriculum that is both age and culturally appropriate for the target beneficiaries. Ignis has supported English and Life Skills curriculum development for various organizations and foundations that work with vulnerable communities across India. The work involved studying the language skills of the students, mapping their exposure to English, mapping their cultural background, building a corpus of words appropriate for the developmental milestones and putting together a curriculum based on these findings.
We also support organizations in developing educational support programs appropriate for their mission, suitable for the cultural contexts that they operate in. This involves skills survey, field based research, curriculum development, training and capacity building, continual monitoring and implementation support.
Ignis regularly conducts day-long Olympiads inviting open participation from schools in the region, where students can show-case their skills and also participate in fun learning activities. The olympiad also features a short workshop and activities for teachers offering a holistic experience that is bot entertaining and educational.
Employment Enhancement Programme for Youth
Ignis has also trained over 4000 young graduates from various colleges and universities, like Nagarjuna University, Guntur; the Dr. B R Ambedkar Open University and the National Institute of Technology, Surathkal. Apart from these Ignis also trains professionals in organisations like GVK Bio, Mylan etc, in English and Professional Communication Skills. The wide range of age groups and sectors, help Ignis understand prevalent learning cultures, practices and the consequences. This helps us design purposeful curricula based on a deeper understanding of the larger consequence.