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Quality Education Programme for KGBVs

Supported by: 
Unicef
Status: 
Completed
Status Date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Location: Jalna district (7 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas)

Duration:  August 2014 – July 2016

Total Project Cost:  Rs. 1,34,34,090/- (for 2 years)

Team:

1 Senior Project Officer

4 Junior Project Officers

Outreach:

800 students of KGBVs

15 teachers through Online Course

Objectives:

  • To pilot select new interventions (teaching English, computer skills etc.) in the KGBVs of Jalna for effective implementation of the KGBV scheme
  • Prepare to support the state for the scaling up of the quality education intervention in all KGBVs and other upper primary schools of Maharashtra.

Components of the Project:

1.  Development and piloting of an online MIS (Management Information System) for KGBVs for maintaining data of all students

2. Documentation and Development of Material

3.  Conducting pre-test and post-test of Level Based Learning Program for the newly admitted girls in KGBVs

4.  Next level of input for the girls in KGBVs

5.  Online Courses in pedagogy of Mathematics & Language

QUEST’s work with Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) in Jalna district with the support of UNICEF has wound up in 2016. One of the major components was the level-based program to bring students of Grade 5 to 7 on par with the expected level of scholastic achievement. The statistical analysis of the intervention shows a significant increase in students’ performance over the project period, in language as well as mathematics.

As the intervention came to an end, the QUEST team conducted a ‘handover’ workshop with the principals and teachers of the KGBVs. Various aspects covered in the 4-year project were discussed. While the success of the level-based program was evident, the teachers expressed concern over the continuation of computer education program due to lack of equipment maintenance and internet availability. The QUEST team gave specific pointers to deal with their difficulties such as seeking help from DIET and experts from QUEST etc.

QUEST has prepared detailed manuals regarding the inputs on Art & Craft as well as ‘Let’s Learn English’ program. Similar manuals for language and Math were also prepared by the QUEST team.