From the Classroom To Society: Transformation in Kalaunjar
Quality education is the key to the complete and sustained transformation of future India. We embarked on a 3-year partnership with GiveIndia and Mr. Sanjeev Prasad to effect change in Kalaunjar, Samastipur.
Together, we aim to:
- Develop Kalaunjar Rajkiya Madhya Vidyalaya (RMV) into an environment where students and teachers are motivated to attend, engage and learn in school.
- Enable innovation in teaching-learning methodologies to create self-motivated learners who are capable of taking their learning journeys forward.
- Provide young people (16–30 years) with exposure, capacity building and awareness to explore, learn and act with purpose, and help them enter the workforce or find suitable entrepreneurial options.
- Work towards enhancing the skills of girls and women, particularly from the village.
- Engage and involve the village community to participate and contribute to the school effort and the setting up of the Youth Resource Center.
- Existing building repairs, a new kitchen shed, library, science lab and computer lab.
Higher student completion and achievement rates
- Improving students’ language learning and numeracy skills
- Science, Social Science and Math for Upper Primary
Building 21st Century Skills
- Activating student groups (Bal Sansad and Meena Manch) to lead school-level activities
Changing the School Culture and Environment
- Building a collaborative learning environment, finding a shared vision and undertaking school planning regularly
Increasing Parent and Community Engagement with the School
- Using events and technology to create channels of communication between the parents and the school
Activating and Engaging the School Management Committee (SMC)
- Activating the SMC in Year 1, then encouraging greater involvement in the school development process
- Supporting the young men and women at the Youth Resource Center with career development processes and helping them connect to relevant opportunities
- Higher attendance and retention in schools
- Improved learning levels, communication, critical thinking and other skills
- Improved participation and initiatives in class/school activities
- Better attendance, greater collaboration
- Changes in teaching and learning practices, and teacher-student relationships
- Better functioning and Increased involvement of SMC in school processes
- Greater awareness among community and improved parent engagement
- More informed, engaged and connected youth
- 800Students between Grades 1 and 8
- 1Head Master