The Unique Child
At the Self Empowerment Foundation we are passionate about the development of the 'unique child', of supporting educational settings, services, and parents /carers in recognising that indeed not only is the child unique in terms of Ofsted's interpretation 'every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured', but also unique in terms of their gift and talents. This is often lost when the primary focus is on the academic, yet if we were to focus the academic on the unique talents and interests of the child we would be preparing them to contribute to humanity, to know of their value. Self-esteem issues would cease to exist, confidence would happen naturally, they would know they are capable and one would find it difficut to not be resilient when passionate. The world would function cohesively, a place for everyone and everyone in their place.
Many of the problems that I experience in terms of confidence and self-esteem when visiting schools comes back to the lack of honouring the uniqueness of the child. The SEJ process once learnt, understood and practised enables the educational setting to connect with the child, in teaching the academic in a way that honours their uniqueness.
An example of a school that teaches and honours it's students in this wa is the Isha Home School. I was very fortunate to visit the Isha School in Coimbatore India, below is a description of their setting.
You can begin today, at no cost to you or the school in developing the 'unique child'.
See our page 'What People Say' to understand how the SEJ can benefit you, the students and your setting.
'With its prominent international faculty, Isha Home School, (Residential Schools in India), kindles the innate urge within a child to learn and know, focusing on inculcating life values and living skills rather than exclusively emphasizing academic pursuits.'