We believe that the challenge of raising children is not really the opportunity, but that we are dealing with a corrupt system. Corruption is a man-made thing. Our task is therefore to convey values to the children, even if society keeps setting an example for them.
Since we are well aware of these problems, we want to be transparent in our association about what happens with the donation money. In this way, we build trust in our supporters and also offer a social alternative to the status quo. (यथास्थिति)
Unfortunately, there are many people who evade taxes and this behavior is not only approved by tax advisors and people in the institutions, but partly supported.
India ranks 79th in the corruption ranking out of 176 countries (Wikipedia). But do we want to be proud of it? Both politics and the administrative areas of our country are corrupt in places. So if you want to make a contribution to a corruption-free country, then support associations and institutions like ours that want to take targeted action against these abuses.
Through the work of our association, we want to give children an educational opportunity and employment opportunity and convey values to them through pictures, games and information about nature and culture. Our hope is that we will give the children a basis to form an image of the world for themselves and to ask: How do I want to be connected to my environment? Even in sports, even when it comes to competition, it is important to think collectively. In this way we encourage the children’s ability to make decisions. If someone likes football, then he should also be able to play football. If someone thinks badminton is better, or tinkers, then that is also possible. By giving children the opportunity to choose themselves, they develop an intrinsic motivation(मूलभूत प्रेरणा)
to deal with their environment. You decide for yourself and create your character.
Children like to learn, but over time they lose interest in it because they cannot withstand the great pressure from school and parents. Children feel guilty because their parents work so hard and spend so much money on their children for school, training, etc. In return, parents expect their children to be very willing to perform. Due to these expectations, however, children often develop fear of failure or even depression.
Why is that?
Each federal state has its own school system that is intended to motivate learning. Often, however, only good grades in school count for parents and teachers. In India in particular, school grades seem to be more important than child development, health and happiness.
In addition, the children are aware that their parents are working hard and that they hope to enable young people to have a better life through education in the future. However, not all children find it equally easy to acquire new knowledge. Perhaps they are simply less interested in certain subjects, or are learner types who do less well in school. As a result, the children associate learning with suffering, pressure, and fear of failure. This is due to the pressure created by the system, which makes children feel inferior and fearful. It also makes some children sick because they do not want to tell their parents or teachers their feelings about the pressure, for fear it could make things worse.
Through our work we want to give children the fun of learning again. Without pressure. Playful and self-determined. We want to give the children the chance to have fun learning and to satisfy their natural thirst for knowledge without suffering.
Can students learn motivation?
Children and young people have an inner motivation to deal with their environment through games. If we are able to take the pressure off for them and create a suitable environment for them to freely develop their talents, then they can reconnect with their intrinsic motivation to experience something new.
So our question is not: How can pupils be better at school – but: How can we motivate our children to want to learn?