TO DEVELOP A NEED BASED AND CONTEXTUAL CURRICULUM FOR RURAL HIGH SCHOOLS

Project Proposal


TO DEVELOP A NEED BASED AND CONTEXTUAL CURRICULUM FOR RURAL HIGH SCHOOLS - Ongoing Project

Why?

To assist a visible number of govt rural secondary schools to become high quality institutions for imparting holistic education. Guide them to gradually move towards a need-based , much more diversified curriculum catering to all kinds of children; and to see that these schools play an active role in enriching rural life in many ways. In a way this is an attempt to interpret Gandhi's & Tagore's ideas in today's context.


How?

Village High schools students will study their local social and physical environment; do hands on activities to learn various subjects. They will develop skills for collecting, recording, organizing, understanding and communicating information; and also learn some vocational skills. Socially useful productive work would be integrated into various subjects and essential activities related to local Government ( Panchayats) planning would get done in the process.

Geographic Location

North 24 Parganas, West Bengal


Number of Beneficiaries


Direct:8,245
In-Direct:53,383


Financial Information


Funding Duration: April 2014 to March 2015
Total Budget: Rs.1,378,249
Funding Requested: Rs.686,049
Contribution by Other Organisation: Rs. 692,200

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Qualitative Outcome Indicators


A. Running own adolescent youth groups in 6 villages. This is for doing intensive work ; for experimentation with new ideas before introducing them in schools ; and as models to be shown to visitors
B. Working with about 62 schools to develop them as models (i) To continue with the activities already started and see that at least 15 schools adopt all of them (ii) To start some new activities in keeping with our goal of producing a relevant diversified curriculum (iii) To develop further the subject wise teachers networks.
C. Training others as per demand in the subjects in which Swanirvar has specialized. This would be NGOs and other schools outside our project area.
D. Bring about school - gram panchayat synergy so that school survey-analysis work is part of panchayat based micro planning
E. Advocacy to push towards our goal by forming network of like minded teachers , dialogue with teacher unions , elected representatives , writing in the media , influencing the DIETs, and joining all India networks working on similar lines.

Quantitative Outcome Indicators


1. At least 15 schools to become A grade (one resource room in each school, news board, wall magazine, temp-rainfall measuring instruments, dustbin in each room, school garden. children committee, compost pit , lively school assembly, running library , disciplinary committee, music group, school information display)

2. There will be at least 40 innovative - active teachers (will make and use T.aids ; use other good classroom practices like group work ; will do practical activities ; will go beyond the text books even when teaching their own subject ; will get involved in various extra curricular activities apart from teaching own "subject" to improve overall school quality ; will be able to give training to others )

3. Marked improvement in understanding key Maths concepts and performance ( list of common difficulties overcome ) in at least 10 schools

4. Marked improvement in English in 10 schools

5. The outline of an alternate basic rural curriculum for classes VI-VIII ready along with evaluation systems.

6. At least one panchayat and local schools working together where the necessary surveys and data analysis for micro planning being done as part of school curriculum.


Certification

I certify that the information in this proposal is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I also certify that the organization and I will abide by the terms and conditions of the grant/fund as established by granter/funder. I further certify that all received funds/grants will be used exclusively for the purpose stated in this proposal unless I normally request and receive prior authorization from funder for any changes. Further, I understand that if the funding is granted for the project described above it will be for an initial period of ONE year and can be extended, if necessary, by renewing the proposal. Also, regular status reports on the project will be provided by the organization to funder for the duration of the funding.

Nilangshu Gain

Coordinator
Aug. 31, 2013

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Organisation Information


SWANIRVAR

Registration


80G Number: DIT(E)/114/8E/171/90-91

35AC Number: N.A.

FCRA Number: 147110269



Financial Information


Number of paid staff: 65

Annual Budget: Rs.8,900,000

Key Foundation Funders for last 3 years: Share & Care foundation,USA VIBHA,USA AID BAY AREA,USA GLRA- GF Round 9 TB Project,

Vision and Mission


Search and experiment with alternatives in some specific development subjects. If successful, try to spread the models as widely as possible through various means.

Focus Areas


  • Education
  • Health
  • Livelihood
  • Disaster Relief
  • Overall Community Development
  • Environment


Geographic Location of Operations


Rural Based Projects

State District Number of Villages
WEST BENGAL NORTH 24 PARGANAS, NADIA 110

Urban Based Projects

State City Number of Slums
WEST BENGAL KOLKATA



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Contact Us: csr@india.vibha.org