Partnership with Ministry of Education to scale FLN in government schools of Shamli
Shamli, a district in Uttar Pradesh has a literacy rate of 53.89%. To accelerate the pace of Literacy in the district, Devi Sansthan has signed an MoU with the district administration. In the first phase, the project will implement a research-based design demonstration in 10 schools, followed by 505 schools in the district.
Devi Sansthan has signed an MOU with Piramal Foundation to enhance Foundational Literacy and Numeracy of around 50 million children across 112 Aspirational districts covering 27 Indian states. The partnership will address the massive learning gaps of primary government school children caused due to nearly two years of school closures due to COVID-19. The program will enable children of grades 1-5 to quickly catch up with grade level curriculum and achieve grade level learning outcomes.
Knowledge Partnership with Directorate of Education, Mizoram, on Adult Literacy
DEVI Sansthan has signed an MoU with the Mizoram government to achieve 100% literacy in Mizoram. DEVI Sansthan has conducted a training for master-trainers and also replicated the Global Dream ALfA toolkits into Mizo. In the first phase, 5000 learners will be covered from 3 districts (Aizawl, Mamit, Lawngtlai)
Enhancing FLN in government schools of Chatra, Jharkhand
An MoU has been signed with the Department of Education, Chatra District, Jharkhand to fill post-covid FLN gaps of government school children of grades 1-5. In the first phase, 50 government schools will be covered followed by a district wide scale-up. DEVI Sansthan will build capacity of master-trainers and teachers to enhance literacy (Hindi) and numeracy at the foundational level.
Teach for India Partnership
In November 2018, DEVI Sansthan launched a partnership with Teach for India schools in Mumbai. We provided training and the Global Dream toolkits to empower several schools to teach literacy better, to both children and parents.
The 5 schools we’ve been working with so far have had varying needs and contexts, so we’ve tailored the program accordingly.
- • In Holy Star English School, the teachers wanted training in how to teach English literacy to their students. We worked out a program with them – doing vocabulary quizzes one day of the week, grammar activities another, reading exercises on a different day and so forth.
- • In Devna Principal Colony School, the students were surprisingly good English literacy but half the class struggled with Hindi reading, while the other half was quite fluent. We trained students to be able to teach each other: paired peer learning.
- • In other schools, like Shankarwadi Municipal School and Mohali Village Learning Centre, the teachers felt that their students already had good literacy skills, but many of the parents in the community struggled to read and write. We helped them start adult literacy classes outside of school hours.
- • In Shri Geeta Vidyalya, the students themselves wanted to teach their parents and relatives in their own homes. We trained them and provided them with the Global Dream kits, and many of them are teaching their own relatives.
If you work at a government or private school (whether or not affiliated with Teach for India) and would like to get involved in the Global Dream Literacy campaign in any way, please contact us.
In December 2018, DEVI Sansthan began partnering with Sahbhagi Shiksha Kendra in enhancing their adult literacy program in Sitapur district. 15 young, educated women are using the Global Dream toolkits to spread literacy. The target learners are primarily older women from SC and Muslim communities – a group with very low literacy rates.
If you work in an educational NGO, and would like to explore possibilities for collaboration, please do get in touch.