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The UNICEF child friendly program was implemented at 99 schools of Nubra and Khaltse blocks of Leh district in 2018. The program was implemented in collaboration with UNICEF India to promote child friendly practices in these rural Government schools. Under the program, teachers and Headmasters of the selected schools were trained on child friendly practices and techniques and were encouraged to adopt and apply them at the schools.

17000ft facilitators visited each of these schools and assessed the schools on their progress.

17000ft facilitators observed certain practices or measures that almost all schools on average were able to implement. The following is a list of successfully implemented measures that were common across all schools on average -

School Environment & Infrastructure

--Almost all schools on average were able to provide dustbins in all classrooms of their school.
--Majority of the schools were also able to install hand wash area with soap to promote hygienic practices among children.
--White wash of classrooms completed to promote cleanliness and to make classrooms look brighter and lively.

Teacher Development & Support

--Almost all the schools surveyed organized exchange programs with nearby schools to share knowledge and techniques with each other.
--Majority of the schools had not only increased the frequency of their Staff meetings but changed the scope of their meetings to discuss problems, issues and concerns related to the school and also share best practices
--Many of the schools surveyed had improved their teaching training process to include peer learning.

Learning Environment

--Many of the schools surveyed had created schedules and made it mandatory to include TLMs in the classrooms
--A majority of the schools surveyed had duties distributed among school captains to inculcate leadership skills and develop sense of responsibility among children.
--Dedicated day for games and activities: Many of the schools have dedicated Saturday as sports day where sports activities are conducted among children.

Community & Civil Society Partnership

--Parents Teachers meeting and meeting with VECs are held on regular basis to keep the community informed of new developments in the school.
--Picnics and village tours organized to educate the children about their village.
--Invited elderly people from the village to share stories or experiences with the children of the school.

The above shows that the program CFSS@17000ft was implemented successfully.