Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
FUNDOO - An alternative Global Schooling System
Explain your idea in details:
FUNDOO is an alternative schooling system which can be replicated in schools all around the world. The curriculum will be designed to bring out the best in every student while focusing on their happiness and wellness. Different subjects will be taken up in a totally FUN and DO manner. A subject like World History which can get rather dreary and boring can be connected to performing arts like dramas, stories and musicals. Science will be explained by way of hands on experimentation which will help in understanding the concepts better. Enjoying Science while developing scientific aptitude is the goal! Grammar wont be taught till 5th Grade. Reading habit will be inculcated in every student, because once you start to read, Grammar will come naturally. Every student will be updated in the current events. Mathematics will be dealt by creating analogies with the real world real time financial problems and solutions to give the students an insight into the future they are about to step in as individuals. The students will be having their career options ready when they step out of school-along with their interests. FUNDOO will develop 21st century skills in every single student-(Logical Thinking, Analytical Thinking, Critical Thinking, Observational skills, Technological skills, Communication skills, etc.) After this Covid-19 pandemic, we have come to the realization that these skills are the most needed. We require a major shift in our perspective! FUNDOO will use the STREAM approach for teaching-(Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Maths & Music). The students will also be encouraged to be self-learners. FUNDOO will analyze each student to see what his/her learning style is and implement proper teaching media there, for the childs conceptual clarity and wellness which is our top priority.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
According to the UN, QUALITY EDUCATION means ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Quality Education should focus on improving the physical, psychological, emotional and cognitive development paying no heed to gender, religion, race, ethnicity, region or financial status. It should strive to make the learner a responsible citizen, a good human being, who is connected to nature and linked with his/her culture; while being aware of other cultures and respecting them. Referring to Sustainable Development Goal 4, FUNDOO initiative aims to provide Quality Education to each and every student. Since it is a schooling system which can easily be replicated globally, without involving any additional cost we can be assured that all students will get fair and the best education possible. Quality Education is the base, the foundation of almost all the other SDGs. The students trained under this initiative will develop as kind human beings who will ensure the well being and peace of all. FUNDOO interaction timings will be short but at the same time packed with a lot of learning along with a clear focus on fitness of both mind and body. The life skills will also be taken up to develop balanced individuals. We plan to make every subject, every topic Fun to learn, because after all, its FUNDOO! The target age group is 6 to 15years who are in developing years and students will be evaluated on different criteria which go with FUNDOO concept. A specific measure wont be used for all to put the children in an unnecessary rat race.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
A clear guideline will be mapped according to the age, learning style, and aptitude of the students. The content plus delivery methods will be neatly chalked out so that the teachers who will actually be imparting the education will know what and how to do. The teachers will first be learners themselves. We will create a handbook for teachers to describe how the activities are to be carried out. This will ensure that the expected outcome is achieved. We will also make a manual for parents to aid the students in completing things taught in class and involving them, along with a student activity book that will go with the learning and education in class. The basic foundation on which my idea rests is in enjoying and enriching nature. We will foster a healthy, happy, and green atmosphere. The students groomed under the FUNDOO platform will definitely be well aware of the problems being faced by humanity and will be well equipped to deal with them. FUNDOO will also plan to release videos of various activities and tasks carried out across countries to make a connected global classroom culture. We will make a virtual platform where FUNDOO teachers and volunteers will be able to discuss their experiences and advice. Wisdom, happiness, health, satisfaction, and inclusive growth are the expected outcomes of my idea. My idea involves a complete change in attitude without spending any extra money. The existing schools can replicate my model and just bring a change in their perspective to reach the sustainable development goal of QUALITY EDUCATION. During this course of time, to achieve the goal of SDG-4, I have started working on booklets to aid non-English speaking people.
My name is Manuja Kavishwar and I am a 14 year old Indian girl studying in Grade 9. I love reading and writing about topics related to global issues. I think that almost all issues arise from not having Quality Education. Referring to the SDGs; Poverty, Hunger, Climate issues, Inequality are indirect effects of not having proper education. Quality Education remains with you forever. Keeping this in mind, I came up with the idea of FUNDOO. I want everyone to have good education so as to be independent, happy and well. And I think that with my idea, FUNDOO, this is possible.