ORIENTATION FOR PARENTS
The experience of working with the students made USM team aware of the importance of giving orientation to the parents. The efforts to motivate the students are not only incomplete but also go waste without giving orientation to the parents so that they guide and support their children. Hence USM introduced the program of conducting orientation seminar to the parents. USM makes available suitable resource persons to conduct seminar for the parents when schools make request in advance. The orientation is based on the book “Practical Tips for Parents Participation in Education” written by Varghese Alengaden. The response of parents in every state has been very enthusiastic. After attending these orientations the collaboration of parents with the school management has become very positive.
The program consists of creating awareness of the socio-political context of the country and its influence on the lives of students. Several practical tips in dealing with the children at different levels are explained. The necessity of setting example by the parents, honouring the teachers and practical modules for personal transformation also are explained with conviction and clarity.