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Access And Quality Education
According to UNICEF Progress Report 2016, there are an estimated 33 million primary and lower secondary out-of-school children in South Asia in 2016. This is despite the governments succeeding in making tremendous progress in terms of increasing enrolment rates. However, the quality of education is compromised. As per the Annual Status Of Education Report (ASER) of India 2016, among rural children of age 10, only 26% could do a simple arithmetic operation. The proportion of children in Standard III who are able to read at least Standard I level text is only 42.5%. About 40% of children are not taught in a language they speak or understand.
In Nepal, the primary education scenario took great strides from a meager enrolment of 64 % in 1990 to an impressive 95 % in 2015. However, it took a serious setback in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in 2015. Over 6,000 schools were destroyed, leaving educators, students, and their families reeling.
OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMMES ARE IMPACTING 1,62,871 SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN including 81,435 Girl Children, 3810 teachers, 1715 Mothers’ Committees with 5318 members in 1043 schools
Back 2 Basics
- The Back 2 Basics concept promotes joyful learning and enables children studying in government primary schools to achieve acceptable competency levels.
Promoting Teachers Resource Groups
- The ‘Teachers Resource Groups (TRG)’ help promote peer learning among the teachers of AEA project areas. TRG provides support to many teachers by making teaching methods effective and helping them develop a communication channel among teachers to share and solve problems faced by them in teaching and official work. TRG also serves as a motivational instrument for other teachers.
- The Liberate school promotes the concept of ‘learning by doing’. It enhances critical thinking, creativity, and a collaborative approach towards learning.
Promoting Digital tools in teaching and learning
- In an effort to enhance quality of teaching and learning processes, AEAI SA has been in the promoting digital learning tools such as ‘tablets’ in schools from the forefront. The tablet supports teachers as a digital planner, an online textbook, library and as a tool to assess the children’s thinking, social and emotional skills. On the other side, the tablets help the children learn the basics through audio and visuals customized in their languages.
Strengthening School Governance
- Aide et Action initiatives promote participation of community and other key stakeholders in governance of Schools and Panchayati Raj Institutions. Hence, 21662 SMC members across 885 Schools have been trained in their roles and responsibilities and on the Right to Education Act. They were also capacitated on how to engage with other strategic stakeholders including government departments, federations and local governance bodies.
Developing Low/No Cost Teaching & Learning Material
- Aide et Action promotes ‘Study Labs’ where teachers and students come together to develop simple, low cost teaching learning material in different subjects, using things they find in their local environment.
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