KMCT has been associated with the Zilla Parishad (ZP) schools in Palghar-Vasai-Virar areas through various activities. This association highlighted one key issue of paucity of teachers in schools. Often the schools have only one teacher and these teachers are called for meetings during which the classrooms are left unattended. These factors have impact on the performance of the students. To help the schools in adjusting with these issues KMCT has provided their Volunteers for Education (Swayamsevak teachers) that support and assist the school teachers.
KMCT has appointed 30 Volunteers for Education and additionally 5 specially trained Volunteers for English for 55 ZP Schools. Through these volunteers KMCT reaches out to 84 ZP Schools in Palghar, Thane, Konkan and other areas.
KMCT has arranged educational tours for the teachers to historical places, zoo, planetarium, aquarium, museum and others to allow them to get practical knowledge that would enhance their teaching abilities.
On the first Saturday of each month we conduct meeting for the Volunteers to share their experience. This allows the volunteers to exchange creative ideas, understand the different issues in their respective schools, brainstorm on problem solving and so on.
KMCT team also conducts regular school visits to monitor the effectiveness of the Volunteer Program and to resolve issues, if any. We have been successful in resolving a number of problems in the schools through the volunteer program and have been able to help the students perform better in their studies.