The Head, Heart & Love (HELO) Program is an initiative to make social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education. It aims to foster self and social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making in learning spaces.
With merit oriented learning and competitive environments, qualities that are central to fostering social, emotional, and mental well-being are left behind. Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for safe and positive learning, and enhances students’ ability to succeed in school, careers, and life.
The five SEL competencies are Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making
HELO program enriches learning spaces by:
- Collaborating with the various stakeholders of the education system
- Providing grade-specific, specialised deliverable content on SEL competencies
- Working with the educators through development workshops and sharing circles
- Providing necessary support to create and carry forward the program
In the long term, Bhumi transforms the learning culture, develops leaders in these learning spaces to independently and mutually incorporate and drive SEL as an essential part of their communities. Bhumi’s SEL program has benefitted 6,228 children, 247 educators in 36 schools since 2017.