What is SEAL
SEAL is a curriculum based digital learning platform for English, incorporating all aspects of learning a language - speaking, listening, reading and writing. It contains over 200,000 words of original created content, focused on transforming the child into a confident and literate student. The program benefits students in 3 ways - improves written and spoken English, enhances basic Computer skills and boosts overall academic performance.
How It Works
SEAL is run in a fully operational computer laboratory, without the use of the Internet. The SEAL laboratory gives the school’s infrastructure a major makeover and the students benefit from a comfortable learning space. We partner with like minded schools and organisation in order to impact all the children from the 1st grade to the 8th grade.
SEAL provides the students with a positive learning environment, by encouraging, supporting and mentoring them. Through its 1:1 student to computer ratio, it facilitates meaningful learning through its various components and equips the students to perform better in their exams. The one-on-one model which SEAL uses, promotes independent learning, by letting students grasp the curriculum at their own pace.
Teacher as a role model
A well educated and fully trained SEAL Evangelist (SE) operates the program in a school acting as a role model for the students at the same time. Some of our SEs and key staff members come from the best institutes (IIT, TISS etc.) and organisation (Citigroup, Bosch, Teach for India, Honeywell) in the country.
Implementing a program like SEAL requires help from all quarters. We have found long lasting partners in various schools, corporate organisations and NGOs.
What Our Partners Say
The most remarkable feature of this module is that it is based on Text books. This makes it easily adaptable. Also the practice of tracking the performance of individual student and level testing would help to determine the progress. I think the strength of SEAL program is its dedicated, well trained instructors. The SEAL teacher in our school is an excellent teacher, always willing to accept and implement new ideas. He has shown a great flexibility in adapting the SEAL module to suit our needs.
Meghna ZopeAB Goregaokar School, Mumbai
It is always wonderful to work/partner with Sujaya Foundation. Sujaya Foundation in our circle is known for its determination & grit; the quality we have always admired & tried to adopt.
N G KamathSuraj Foundation
We at the Centre for Social Service are very happy with Sujaya Foundation and its initiative to help students in our NGO school especially in the area of English language skills. Usually parents help their wards with studies and language skills. But since all our students are first time school goers in their families, an initiative like this is going to have a great impact not only on their studies, but also on their lives. Our experience of partnering with Sujaya Foundation has been very nice. What is great about SEAL program is how every step has been visualized right from conception to execution - the content, the use of individual computers for students and finally the competent trained teacher. I will surely recommend Sujaya Foundation to others.
Janaki ElchuriCSS NAM, Hyderabad
Working with the SEAL program at Sujaya Foundation has been such a valuable experience for me to be with a very cooperative, professional and experienced team of teachers every day for 6 weeks.. I had the opportunity to have a well experienced supervisor teacher to assist and learn teaching techniques from. Actually my biggest learnings there were countless, and I got a chance to be benefitted from Sujaya Foundation’s advanced teaching techniques, by dealing with students from different grades, being in a real work environment for the first time, the spirit of team work and having another home away from my home.
Ghada Amin AslanAIESEC volunteer from Egypt
Shravani Kamble a 4th grader enrolled in the SEAL program last year as an unsure, wary girl with no knowledge of the English language. In time she picked up the language, and became a confident and enthusiastic learner, always ready to participate actively in class. All this helped her grow by 4 Levels in English. Her mother who works as a house help has high hopes for Shravani and wants her to concentrate on her studies even if she insists on helping her mother with the household chores.
In her own words
“I love SEAL class because it teaches me English along with computers, and I never got a chance to learn computers before. I aim to reach Level 8 next year.”
Seeing their children in an English speaking classroom was a distant dream for many factory workers in Sangli’s MIDC area. The SEAL program (Knowledge on Wheels) has turned this into a reality, with parents frequently visiting the bus (mobile SEAL class) to check on their children’s progress and expressing the need for the program to continue.
The ZP Sillod’s HM’s keen desire to implement the SEAL program led him to improve his school’s infrastructure by taking a loan against his PF. The school got 10 new computers due to this, which are now being used for SEAL and other classes.