Project information

Special Learning Centres for Rural Children

Pratham’s Special Learning Camps aims at improving the level of learning for Rural Children through applying intervention strategy over 3 successive camps over fixed periods of time. Previous camps have seen improvements of two levels for almost 100% students across Reading and Mathematics.

April 2016 - September 2016

Charity information: Pratham UK

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  • Need

    Need

    With focussed action, enrolment rates are rising however the education system of India is tainted by high dropout rates and low learning levels.

    For Grade 5 children enrolled in government schools, the % of children unable to read Grade 2 level text increased from 49.3% in 2010 to 56.2% 2011 to 58.3% in 2012. The figures are equally low for Grade 3 children.

    Mathematics learning levels are similarly falling rapidly.

    Solution

    Pratham's learning camps target large-scale improvement in children’s learning levels. We reach out to children in rural government schools, aiming to enhance learning levels of beneficiaries in Language and Mathematics through learning camps and grass roots mobilisation of volunteers, parents and other community members.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Ensure all children in Grades 3,4 & 5 in select villages can read at least Grade 2 text fluently

    Activities

    » > All targeted villages will have at least 3 learning camps during the year > Every child at Beginner, Letter, Word, Para level to attend all camps

    The learning levels of children, who attend 3 consecutive camps, at the end of the year, will have improved; endline test results will show enhanced learning compared to baseline


    Aim 2

    Ensure all children in Grades 3,4 & 5 at least recognise nos. till 100 and do basic arithmetic

    Activities

    » > All targeted villages will have at least 3 learning camps during the year > Every child at Beginner, Letter, Word, Para level to attend all camps

    The learning levels of children, who attend 3 consecutive camps, at the end of the year, will have improved; endline test results will show enhanced learning compared to baseline


    Aim 3

    Develop basic foundations of learning in early years; Grades 1 and 2

    Activities

    » > All targeted villages will have at least 3 learning camps during the year > Every child at Beginner, Letter, Word, Para level to attend all camps

    The learning levels of children, who attend 3 consecutive camps, at the end of the year, will have improved; endline test results will show enhanced learning compared to baseline


    Aim 4

    Indirect outcomes - wider community participation & appreciation of effective educational practices

    Activities

    » > All targeted villages will have at least 3 learning camps during the year > The camps will be conducted with the help of local volunteers.

    The learning levels of children, who attend 3 consecutive camps, at the end of the year, will have improved; endline test results will show enhanced learning compared to baseline


  • Impact

    Impact

    The program will raise learning levels with simultaneous lowering of drop-out rates at the primary school level in selected villages. We expect that for Grades 3-5, the overall end result after 3 learning camps camps should be about 75% children reading at their age and grade appropriate level

    Risk

    The main risk is still that children continue to drop out of the classes and also from the learning camps. Pratham mitigates against these risks by utilising the resources of the community and conducting workshops with parents, teachers and school management committees to ensure that students are stay in school and working towards learning outcomes.

    Reporting

    We will report to donors on a quarterly basis.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £29,220

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,448 Capex Setup, Capex, Rent & Utilities - for 2 projects
      £14,694 Personnel State Resources, District level leader & Cluster leader - for 2 projects
      £8,266 Training & Learning Material State Level & Volunteer training + related travel expenses - for 2 projects
      £3,812 Other Expenses Monitoring & Evaluation, SLS, Grant Manager - for 2 projects
  • Background

    Location

    Two districts in Rural India

    Beneficiaries

    The principal beneficiaries are rural children in resource poor village government schools. However the project will also provide teacher training within the schools as well as literacy programmes for adults. 10 to 12 communities in and around the Learning centre are covered. The remaining communities are covered with similar classes being conducted through satellite centres.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Pratham is the largest non governmental organization working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India. Pratham was established in 1994 to provide pre-school education to the children in the slums of Mumbai city. Since then, the organization has grown both in scope and geographical coverage. Today, we reach out to millions of children living in both rural and urban areas through a range of interventions. CEO Dr. Madhav Chavan was named 2014 Asia Game Changer.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Madhav Chavan

    Madhav Chavan is the CEO of Pratham.

    Vinati Sukhdev

    Vinati Sukhdev is the Executive Director at the Pratham UK office.