Mountain View School
Mountain View School for the rural poor opened in June 2015 to bring quality English-medium education to impoverished villagers for whom such education is usually out of their reach.
Education has the power to transform children’s lives, now and for generations to come. It is one of the principal routes out of poverty. It gives children and young people a chance to gain valuable knowledge and skills, and to improve their lives. A good education can also be a powerful tool to address serious social issues.
Studies have shown that children and young people from impoverished and deprived backgrounds consistently achieve worse results in school, throughout the course of their educational career, than do their more affluent peers. There is a statistically significant gap in educational attainment across the socioeconomic gradient by the time children are 6 years old. This gap grows wider until by school leaving age poor children are far more likely to leave school without qualifications than their more affluent peers.
Our preschool activities emphasise providing a nurturing environment conducive to positive learning experiences. Learning should and can be made interesting, enjoyable, fun. We teach modern and innovative early-learning techniques and activity-based learning that fosters the blossoming of the child’s natural development. “Drill and kill” approaches have not been found to be effective for engaging children actively in the learning process.
For the most high-risk children, enriched preschool environments and excellent primary grade instruction can be a deciding factor between success or failure that will follow them all their lives... No time is as important, or as fleeting, as a child’s early years of life and schooling. Herein lies our greatest hope, and our most practical and effective opportunity for prevention.