2014 Proposal - Asha for Education

Report
Seva Mandir
Rural Education Program
Udaipur/Rajsamand, Rajasthan
Project Update and
Proposal Review
2014-2015
Background: Seva Mandir
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Founded in 1968 with an extensive education promoting for promoting
primary education since 1991
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The work of the organization spans over 626 villages, around 70,000
households, distributed across five blocks – Badgaon, Kotra, Girva,
Kherwara, and Jhadol
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Key strategic organizational objectives:
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To create and strengthen institutions for development
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To enhance people’s capabilities for self-development
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To create sustainable improvements in the livelihoods base
AfE-SV supports education program in Badgaon block since 2007
Seva Mandir Education Program
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Seva Mandir Education Program has its roots in Lok Jumbish
movement
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Lok Jumbish - education for all - movement started in 1989 aimed at
ensuring education for all in the state of Rajasthan through community
mobilization with three primary objectives
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Shiksha Kendra (NFE Centers) for promotion of primary
education
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Universal Primary Education
Universal retention of children up-to 14 years, and
Improvement in quality of education to enable essential levels of learning
Non-Formal-Education centers in villages across Udaipur/Rajsamand
district to bring literacy to first generation learners with community
partnership
Evolved directly out of Lok Jumbish movement
Seasonal Residential Learning Schools for tribal children
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Full-time Immersive, seasonal residential school evolved out of
extensive research in tribal and migratory regions of southern
Rajasthan
Seva Mandir Education Program [2]
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Activity Centers (Sahayog Kendras)
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Capacity building initiative with the government schools
Support Center to improve learning and introduce activity based
learning
Improve attendance, retention, and comprehension amongst children
attending government schools
Improving overall quality of education and in-part community trust in
the government schools
Action Research Project with MIT-PAL
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Measure, and in part develop, intrinsic motivation of teachers
Reduce teacher absenteeism through use of camera and other
intervention techniques
Make children and parents participate in improving quality of
education in school
Seva Mandir Education Program [3]
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Jan Shikshan Niliyams or Village Libraries
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Community powered, often mobile, libraries in villages to bring
education and general awareness to doorstep …
Uurja Ghar – Youth Resource Centers
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Targeted intervention focused at rural youth of age 14-25 to who are
losing their affinity with the village
Equipping the youth to meet the challenges of the changing world
Forum for constructive recreation as well as building and acquiring
useful skills and knowledge
Seva Mandir Project Summary
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AfE-SV primary education intervention programs in the entire
Badgaon block
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Operating 20 Shiksha Kendras in Badgaon block
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Initiating/Operating 5 Activity Centers in Government schools
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Supporting at least 25 tribal children from Badgaon for seasonal
residential learning camps
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We reach over 1500 children directly through this project
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Seva Mandir NFE Centers have been officially recognized as Special
Teaching Centers by the Education Department, Govt. or Rajasthan
and are in-principal RTE compliant
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[2012-2013] Study Report of progress and overall impact of Shiksha Kendras since the beginning
of AfE-SV funding is here http://www.ashanet.org/projectsnew/documents/876/impact_study_report.doc
Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013
Shiksha Kendra
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171 NFE Centers/Shiksha Kendra in 5 blocks of Udaipur with total enrollment of
5976children.
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Badgaon block has 20 centers and 21 instructors reaching 576 children
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124 new admissions in 19 centers, 45% girl student enrolments
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1231 children in total enrolled into government schools, 112 from Badgaon (AfE
supported)
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Up from 99 government school enrollments in 2012
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38% children admitted in classes 5 and 6
Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013
Shiksha Kendra
Breakup of children by classes admitted into government schools:
Centers
Class
1,2
Class 3
Class 4
Class 5
Class 6
Total
19
42
14
14
18
24
112
New Enrollments in 2013-2014 in Badgaon Block:
zone
# of Shiksha
Kendra/NFE Center
December 2013
Boys
Girls
Total
Delwara
4
11
13
24
Bagdunda
7
28
22
50
Dhar
2
16
11
27
Godach
1
3
5
8
Kadiya
5
10
5
15
19
68
56
124
Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013
Shiksha Kendra
List of active Shiksha Kendras:
S.NO.
ZONE
CENTRE NAME
1
Bagdunda
Dholigati
2
Bagdunda
Patiya Dungariya fala
3
Bagdunda
Patiya Khakhrakhet
4
Bagdunda
Sango ka vera
5
Bagdunda
Malariya Khurd
6
Bagdunda
Mada
7
Bagdunda
Chhali
8
Delwara
Barwaliya
9
Delwara
Raya
10
Delwara
Rama
11
Delwara
Karawari
12
Delwara
Naya Kheda
13
Dhar
Badanga
14
Dhar
Dhar
15
Godach
Ushan
16
Kadia
Gairiyon ka guda
17
Kadia
Waghela ka guda
18
Kadia
Losing dhana
19
Kadia
Maroowas bhilwara
20
Kadia
Maroowas wandar
Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013
Shiksha Kendra
Enrollment Details 2013-2014:
zone
# of Shiksha Kendra/NFE Center
Enrollment in Dec ‘13
Jaul ‘13
Dec‘13
Instructors
(male/female)
Boys
Girls
total
Delwara
5
4
4 (2/2)
62
50
112
Bagdunda
7
7
9 (6/3)
128
113
241
Dhar
2
2
3 (1/2)
44
44
88
Godach
1
1
1 (1/0)
24
15
39
Kadiya
5
5
5 (4/1)
53
57
110
20
19
22 (14 / 8) total
311
boys
279
girls
590
total
Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013
Shiksha Kendra
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Dedicated Teacher training program evolved over past 20 years
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Mandatory teacher training thrice a year and bi-annual instructor meetup sessions
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Conducted a teacher evaluation in September 2013 in which 176 instructors
participated and 85% instructors were found to be at Level 2 and 11% at level 3
(highest level)
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Organized a world teacher exchange program between October 14th – 26th in
cooperation with Edukans (Netherlands) to facilitate professional exchange
between education professionals from Netherlands and teachers from Seva Mandir
Shiksha Kendras, Activity Centers, and leraning camps
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Themes of program:
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Evaluating learning
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How children earn
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Active learning
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Lessons in Planning and instructor workshops
Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013
Activity Centers
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ASER 2010 revealed that only 5.7% of children in grade-II (age 7) can read
and comprehend text and it trends to 87% by class VIII. Similar results
were found for learning numeracy
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Activity Centers or Sahayog Kendras were started in collaboration with
AfE-SV and Government schools in 2008-2009
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Activity Centers are housed within government schools and run by Seva
Mandir teachers
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Primary objective is to enable activity based learning by providing various
opportunities and exposures to learning and rapid understanding of math
and language comprehension
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Activity Centers work in conjunction with the government schools, and
have been incorporated into the regular school schedule.
Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013
Activity Centers
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Reaches 821 children of 1st-10th standard in four Government Schools
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304 children from 6th-10th standard are also enrolled in after-shool tuition
centers
Village/Zone
Classes in
School
Teachers
December ’12
# of children
(boys/girls)
Peepad/Kadiya
1st - 8th
6
194 (134/63)
Selu/Kadiya
1st - 8th
6
131 (52/49)
Undithal/Bagdunda
1st - 10th
6
199 (109/90)
Maruwas/Kadiya
1st - 8th
6
297 (130/103)
Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013
Seasonal Residential Learning Schools
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Seasonal learning camps were first started in 2001 to cater to need of outof-school children, primarily child laborers
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Immersive, activity oriented learning model involving a variety of tools
and methods for first time learners with minimum of 6hours of devoted
interactive learning sessions per day
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Residential Schools conducted at Dr. Mohan Singh Mehta rural training
center, Kaya (Udaipur) and/or Vidya Bhavan Krishi Vikas Kendra, Badgaon
(Udaipur)
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Math and Hindi are taught with supplemental assistance of workbooks
developed by Seva Mandir, and various learning tools.
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Focus on using local language and idioms for accelerated learning in
familiar environment for children
Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013
Seasonal Residential Learning Schools
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197 total students in 2nd learning school, 58 repeat students from the first camp
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Blockwise participation of children in 2nd learning camp (7/11-31/12):
Block
Boys
Girls
Total
Kotra
75
42
116
Jhadol
17
24
41
Girwa
5
9
14
Badgaon
2
17
19
Kerwada
3
3
6
102
95
197
2014 Proposal
Proposal Overview
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Continue Education Program in Badgaon with following
components:
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20 Shiksha Kendras/NFE Centers
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5 Sahayod Kendra/Activity Centers
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Support 20 25 tribal children to attend Three Seasonal Residential
School Program
2014 Proposal
Final Budget
Budget Item
Amount (INR)
Shiksha Kendra
Rs. 1108000
$18470
Activity Center
Rs. 514000
$8570
Seasonal Schools
Rs. 462000
$7700
Coordinator Salary
Rs. 260000
$4330
Total
Rs. 2344000
$39070
2014 Proposal
Proposed Budget – Shiksha Kendra
Budget estimate of running one Shiksha Kendra
Budget Item
Details
Amount in INR
Teacher Stipend
3000 x 12 months
36000
Study Material
400/child
12000
Infrastructure
(Rent + Maintenance)
175/month + 900 (repairs)
3000
Evaluation/Exams
Instructor Meetings
1200
375 x 4 meetings
1500
Instructor Training
1500
Camera Monitoring
200
Total
Rs. 55,400
2014 Proposal
Proposed Budget – Activity Centers
Budget estimate of running one Activity Center
Budget Item
Details
Amount in INR
Teacher Stipend
3700 x 12 x 2
88,800
Study Material
7,000
Infrastructure
maintainance
1,000
Teacher Training
5,000
Children Events
1,000
Total
Rs. 1,02,800
2014 Proposal
Proposed Budget –
Seasonal residential School
Budget estimate of 25 children attending one Seasonal Residential Schools
Budget Item
Details
Boarding & Lodging
20 (children) + 3 (teacher) x Rs 1,72,500
150 x 50 days
Study Material
250
5000
Medicines & Toiletries
250
5000
Clothes
250
5000
Travel
Teacher Stipend
Amount in INR
6000
225 /day x 50 days x 3
teachers
33750
Teacher Training
3750
Total
Rs. 2,31,000
2014 Proposal
Proposed Budget –
Seasonal residential School
Budget estimate of 25 children attending one Seasonal Residential Schools
Budget Item
Details
Amount in INR
Boarding & Lodging
25 (children) + 3 (teacher) x Rs 2,52,000
150 x 60 days
Study Material
250
6250
Medicines & Toiletries
250
6250
Clothes
250
7500
Travel
350
8750
Teacher Stipend
225 /day x 60 days x 3
teachers
40500
Teacher Training
3750
Total
Rs. 2,31,000
2014 Proposal
Appendix - RTE
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NFE Centers are RTE compliant by virtue of a being granted a
special status by Department of Education, Govt of Rajathan
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Persistent and dedicated effort over past two years have led to
this special status being accorded, although its still an in-principal
agreement at this point
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Activity Centers are RTE exempted because these are not full-time
schools and are operated in-conjunction with the Government
School
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Seasonal Learning Camps/Schools are also RTE exempt because
these are not full-time schools but are considered as
supplementary education units

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