BTE Around the World
Grant Period: 2013 – 2017
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In February 2014, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Johnson & Johnson Institute of Advanced Medical Education (IAME) and Prerana launched a BTE program in Mumbai, India. The three-year program offered a variety of enrichment activities to 50 students attending either the Seva Sadan School or John Wilson High School, including:
- Coaching Classes: Remedial education and tutoring for students facing some difficulty in the core academic content subjects.
- Teacher Talks & Professional Development: These workshops focused on helping teachers learn about creative and innovative teaching methods and techniques. Teachers were also trained on operating the EduComp and Smart Class equipment.
- Social Skills Workshops focused on relevant foundational skills, including communication, higher-order thinking, self-control, and positive self image, among others. At least two community service activities were conducted each year.
- Career Workshops and Career Talks: Career related sessions oriented students to various career options and pathways.
- Career Interest Mapping: These sessions enabled students to map various careers of interest; resource personnel and career coaches used the maps to support further career exploration, planning, and goal setting.
- Company Tours: Tours to health care facilities and health care companies helped students gain a clear understanding of careers in the health sector.
- Educational Field Trips: These will focus on academics; mainly Math, Science and English.
- Parent Workshops: These workshops will focus on effective parenting skills in terms of lending academic and career support to the BTE students.
- Case Management Meetings with Parents: The BTE team met with and helped parents stay connected with their child’s progress.
- Case Management Meetings with Teachers: BTE team members and teachers met to understand the impact of the program on students and what other inputs were required to ensure successful outcomes.
- Guest Lectures and Health Resource Workers: A guest lecturer series educated students about the different careers that fall under the umbrella of health care. These lectures benefited all the students at the respective schools and helped BTE students make informed decisions about a career path. The lectures complemented and supplemented the career sessions.
The independent evaluation of the BTE-Mumbai, India site found several positive outcomes:
- 96% of the BTE students completed the three-year program (48:50 students)
- 94% of BTE graduates pass Standard X and attended school regularly.
- 50% of BTE graduates got academic marks of 705 and 80% in English, Maths, and Science.100% BTE graduates who passed Standard X are admitted to higher education.
- 90% of BTE graduates are aware of their duties and engage in community service.
- 85% of BTE graduates are confident in conversing in English.
- J&J received an award for the BTE-Mumbai program at the annual World CSR Congress, hosted by a news channel, ABP News (formerly STAR News).
- Johnson & Johnson Volunteers will continue to mentor BTE graduates for two additional years during post-secondary education.
- The local operating company is considering replicating the BTE model in another school in Mumbai.