Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programme

The Programme

The Head, Heart & Love (HELO) Program is an initiative by Bhumi to make social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education by fostering self and social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making in learning spaces*.
*Learning spaces refers to a physical setting for a learning environment, a place in which teaching and learning occur. The term is used as an alternative to "classroom," but it may also refer to an indoor or outdoor location, either actual or virtual.
What is SEL for children and adults?
The five SEL competencies are Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making. (Reference: CASEL)

The Problem 

Why SEL?
With merit oriented learning and highly competitive environments, society has given less importance to cultivating qualities that are central to fostering social, emotional and mental well-being, and to accomplishing a meaningful life. As a result, children experience undue levels of stress as they feel pressured to ‘perform well’ at school or generally in their lives.

The Process

Aligning with the NEP 2020, we at Bhumi believe that, incorporating Social, Emotional Learning in education systems will help build character, enable learners to be ethical, rational, compassionate, and caring, and thereby prepare children for future challenges.
HELO program enriches learning spaces by:
  • Collaborating with the various stakeholders of the education system (children, teachers, school administrators and parents)
  • Providing grade-specific, specialised deliverable content on SEL competencies
  • Working closely with the educators through development workshops and sharing circles
  • Providing necessary support to teachers to facilitate SEL sessions

Project Outcomes

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 6228 children, 247 educators in 36 schools since 2017.
  • Building self-confidence of children, assessing own strengths and limitations and developing a optimistic outlook in life
  • Better stress management, motivation of self, and goal setting behaviors
  • Socially conscious changemakers in society
  • Problem solving, understanding consequences of action and taking ethical decisions
  • Increased classroom participation, Improved teacher-student relationship