Preparing leaders of tomorrow through SABs: Atishi

Pilot phase of the ‘Student Advisory Board’ has been completed in 20 schools; Board will now be formed in all Delhi Government Schools

NEW DELHI | Updated: 06 April, 2023 11:03 pm IST
Delhi Education minister Atishi met members of the Student Advisory Board

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government is preparing the leaders of tomorrow through Student Advisory Boards (SABs).

The Student Advisory Boards were started as a pilot project by the Directorate of Education last year to increase student participation in leadership roles at the school level.

The SABs were designed to help students develop a sense of ownership in their school by designing, managing, and executing various school activities.

Interacting with members of the SABs across various Delhi government schools, Delhi Education minister Atishi said, “Such Student Advisory Boards were seen in premier private schools earlier. Hardly anyone would have imagined such Student Advisory Boards in government schools, but with the vision to provide a world-class learning platform to every student, this has been made possible in Delhi government schools.”

“Through the Student Advisory Boards, we aim to create a platform for students to take ownership of their schools and become leaders in their communities,” she said.

Atishi added that the boards have provided students with the opportunity to develop important skills such as responsibility, sensitivity towards issues, and team management, which will benefit them in their future endeavours.

While sharing their experiences, the students said that this unique initiative has helped boost their confidence. In addition, this has contributed to their professional development and improved their leadership skills, as well as time management and other related skills.

The students also mentioned that this program has made them aware of their abilities and helped them understand themselves better. It has been instrumental in developing every skill that will help them overcome the challenges that come their way in their daily lives.

“We are proud of the efforts made by the students in organizing various school events and activities. This shows their commitment to their school and their desire to make a positive impact,” Atishi added.

“We will continue to provide the necessary resources and support to empower students to take on leadership roles and contribute towards the development of their schools and communities,” the minister said.

The boards, under the guidance of teacher coordinators appointed by DoE, have formed various committees in schools, such as the Cultural Committee, Academic Advisory Committee, Discipline and Wellness Committee, Anti-bullying Committee, Deshbhakti and EMC Committee, Sports and Fitness Committee and Environment and Sustainability Committee.

Within a very short period, they have also taken on the responsibility of organising various events such as the Annual Function, Sports Day, Delegation School visits, Youth Parliament, competitions and exhibitions, Road Safety meets, mega PTMs, debates, peer interactions and learnings.

Atishi commended the students for their efforts and encouraged them to continue taking on leadership roles in their schools. She emphasized the importance of student involvement in decision-making processes and expressed her commitment to providing the necessary resources for students to develop their leadership skills.

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