On Mothers’ Day, Aspire launches pre school at Hawal
Srinagar, May 13: Coinciding with the Mothers’ Day today, Aspire, a pre school, was Sunday launched at Zahidpora, Hawal, here.
“We had decided to start the school on Mothers’ Day as mother is the most important person in child’s life,” Mubashir Wafia, chairman Aspire said, adding that after mother “it is the school that shapes and guides the child and prepares him/her to deal with the challenges of life.”
Aspire a pre school, in the heart of old city here, has decided to provide admission to kids only from its catchment area not spreading beyond 5 kms around the school.
With its child-centred programs, “we shall be offering day-care services to the infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-agers.”
“Aspire exists to provide a developmentally appropriate environment for preschool and school age children,” he said.
The decision to curtail admissions to the catchment area, according to Wafia, has been taken after doing a lot of research. “It is only after a lot of research and thinking that we decided to provide admission to the kids falling within a radius of 5 kms around the school,” Wafia said, adding that travelling 10 to 20 kms a day by the kids is very harmful for them.
Wafia, who is also the Managing Director of JK Aloha said: “We will provide all basic education to child, but our focus will also be on moral education.”
He said: “We want our students should excel not only in studies but in other areas of life. We want to produce better human beings that will help society and we will shape up them from these challenges at Aspire.”
“I have started this idea of providing admission within catchment area of school, keeping in mind the problems toddlers face while travelling,” he said.
On the education policy in state, Wafai said: “It is unfortunate that the state government does not have any education policy. We must have an education policy that will set guidelines for private schools operating in valley. Poor teaching standard in government schools have also added to the woes of children,” Wafai said.
On the name of the school, Wafai said : “The name of our school, Aspire, concurs with the mission of student life…which is to Aspire.”
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