Education and Development Program for Children in Balrampur
|Thematic area||Elementary Education|
|Initiative||Eastern Uttar Pradesh|
|Project duration||36 months|
In the project interventions are designed around the Schooling and Learning Improvement Program at the Trusts. This makes it a comprehensive program including aspects of mainstreaming, remedial activities, working with the government schools, teacher training, and community development. Along with this health and sanitation issues has been included for wider impact in the region. The activities in schools include maximizing student’s learning ability through adoption of innovative child centric teaching methodologies, creation of a joyful learning environment, usage of books and Teaching Learning Material with special focus on adoption of culturally relevant pedagogy so as to further improve classroom transactions. The project includes bridge centres for out of school children, their mainstreaming and direct programmes in government schools.The community’s cultural resources would be used to make the teaching process more relevant. Training and sustained interaction with school teachers and resource teachers attached to government cluster and block resource centres. The NGO has established its credibility with the school administration in the district and been able to take up several structured activities with teachers at school and block levels.
The project area is located in Gainsari and Tulsipur block of Balrampur. Total 49 villages covered in which 37 are from Gainsari block and 12 (in which NRML of SDTT has its presence) are from Tulsipur block. About 80 percent of the population in the identified area, is mainly inhabited by SC, ST, OBC and minority communities.54 government schools and total children enrolled in the schools will be benefitted by the proposed project. 600 out of schools have been identified from these 49 villages will be provided bridge courses through 20 pahal centres (resource centres) which will be run by 10 pahal centre teachers. 810 School management committee members will be trained, who will further help and monitor in running the schools. Also 120 adolescents girl will be selected and trained to form ‘Nigrani Samooh’ (Vigilance group), who will act as volunteer to guide and bring awareness among the community members towards health issues, education, trafficking, and monitoring of community children.
- 1620 children of 6-14 years of age enrolled in 54 government schools will be provided remedial education in mathematics, English and Science.
- 600 out of school children will be provided bridge course through 20 Pehal centres (resource centres) and will be mainstreamed in government schools.
- 810 SMC members will be provided two days orientation trainings.
- 54 government teachers will be provided academic support and communication platform will be established.
- 2220 children of 6-14 years will be provided health check-up for Tuberculosis, Eye test, skin, oral and hygiene, malaria, dengue and Japanese encephalitis.
- 120 adolescent girls will be provided orientation on health and hygiene issues, making sanitary napkins, and will be oriented to form vigilance group who will aware community on cross border trafficking, social issues and monitor the education achievement of the children.
- 80 percent of 1620 children will achieve age appropriate learning level.
- 90 percent of out of school children will be mainstream in their age appropriate grade.
- 90 percent school covered will have SMC formation and will have regular meetings.
- 100 percent children covered through project have health monitoring and will be provided guidance on nutrition.
- 80 percent children of the school will have regular attendance in schools.
Expected impact after the completion of project will be that SMCs will be able to contribute to School Development Plans and ensure construction of Boundary Wall, stop corporal punishment by teachers in school and parents at home&reduction in caste and gender discrimination, increased in attendance, reduction in Child Marriage,human trafficking, female feticide, Child Labor.
Project sustainability/Exit Policy
The sustainability plan for the project is concentrated around building community base, enhancing their capacity through continuous training and communication and building trust among them so that they take and own the responsibility of the activities of the projects. PRI Committee’s (VHNSC), Planning and other Statutory Committees such as VEC and SMCs will be carefully trained with continuous nurturing support to provide critical information for beneficiaries at village Panchyat level. This knowledge enhancement will enable Communities Families Individuals to access funds, goods (seed, fertilizers, cattle, etc.) and services (health, education, nutrition, safe water, etc.) to improve the quality of their lives. The project team will liaise and develop a working partnership with government staff at District, Block and Gram Panchayat level, to identify priority needs and then deliver needed services to people through the system. Additionally small CBOs and Registered Youth Groups, SHGs, Women’s Groups, Farmers Clubs, Dairy Federations, Legal Cooperatives and other Stake holders will be brought together to form an alliance for the Multi Sectorial Coordinated Development of the area.