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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.

About

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.

Focus Areas

Developing Infrastructure

  • 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

Engaging Youth

  • Supporting the young men and women at the Youth Resource Center with career development processes and helping them connect to relevant opportunities

Outcomes

Students

  • Higher attendance and retention in schools
  • Improved learning levels, communication, critical thinking and other skills
  • Improved participation and initiatives in class/school activities

Teachers

  • Better attendance, greater collaboration
  • Changes in teaching and learning practices, and teacher-student relationships

Community

  • Better functioning and Increased involvement of SMC in school processes
  • Greater awareness among community and improved parent engagement
  • More informed, engaged and connected youth

Impact

  • 800Students between Grades 1 and 8
  • 8Teachers
  • 1Head Master
  • 300Youth

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