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What is SuKallp?

SuKallp is Sukrupa’s After School Life Skills and Leadership Program.

 
 

Who is it for?

It is for children from the 5th to the 9th grade. It is specially designed for pre-teens and teenagers to evolve as successful adults. Teenage years are times of difficult, perplexing transitions. Teens need to reconcile themselves to physical and emotional changes. When that fails, school drop-out rates shoot up, especially in teens from marginalized communities. That’s one of the problems this program aims to fix.

What's our philosophy?

We believe teen years create a foundation for adult life. So it is important to give teens the tools to think about themselves clearly and positively.

 

What's the goal?

The goal is to help them build self-awareness, self-confidence, good manners, critical and creative thinking, healthy inter-personal relations, responsibility, accountability and tolerance.

What's the curriculum like?

We help them identify their interests and talents. They are encouraged to develop creative skills (art, music, dance, theatre, design, public speaking) and soft skills (self-awareness, confidence, motivation). In 8th and 9th grades, children get the opportunity to collaborate with peers across the world, thus making them respectful of diversity. We also help 9th graders approach their physical and emotional changes with awareness instead of aggression. This strengthens them for the 10th grade, a crucial year for academics. 

Where are we headed?

Teenagers have an important role to play in shaping the future of our societies. That’s why we aim to reach out to 5,000 deserving pre-teens and teenagers in the next five years across Karnataka and parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. 

How is SuKallp implemented?

Structured approach that draws from multiple disciplines

Subject matter experts, volunteers and interns in creative fields are recruited to teach children different skills to feed their curious minds. Students from Classes 6 to 9 are divided into four different levels. Different programs target each level. All children are exposed to as many fields as possible, so they can find their talents and be trained accordingly.

Special programs for motivated students

Depending on funds, a special, five-day program called the “Turning Point Initiative” is conducted for highly motivated students, in collaboration with children from mainstream schools in India and abroad. It allows teenagers from different countries to collaborate and learn from each other. They are encouraged to utilize the platform to discuss challenges and co-create solutions. The program features two years of virtual interactions between the students before they come together for the program in the third year. We have conducted this program for 80 children at Sukrupa. The international initiative is in the planning stage and will be implemented soon.

 

Photos of SuKallp students and programs

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