In August 2009, QUEST received grant of Rs 1,04,00,000/-from NRTT for its Project: Building Replicable Model to Enhance Quality of Elementary Education in Rural and Tribal Areas in Wada taluka of Thane district, Maharashtra. QUEST reached to over 1200 underprivileged Tribal children through its Balbhavan program, and to 720 children through its Anganwadi strengthening program.
QUEST had undertaken this Project on the request from NAVAJBAI RATAN TATA TRUST (NRTT). Quality Education Support Trust (QUEST) was providing Resource Support to the district initiative programme of SRTT in Nandurbar District of Maharashtra.
Location: 3 Ashram Schools in Junnar District ( Khatkale, Taleran, Muthalne)
Duration: July 2014 to December 2015 (18 Months)
Total Project Cost: Rs. 15, 74,000/-
Team: 1 Part-time senior Project Officer
1 Full time Project Associate
1 Part-time accountant
It is a common experience of teachers in upper primary that children find it difficult to grasp the mathematical concepts because of weak foundation. Teachers normally do not work on the basic concepts from grade 1 to 4 at upper primary level as the diagnostic remedial exercise is time consuming and a fairly specialized job.
Since its inception, QUEST has been working to improve the quality of Mathematics Education at primary level. The absence of a comprehensive assessment tool, that would enable Educators to exactly map the students profile of achievement and help them plan appropriate input for them, is one of the major gaps. There are some international test batteries available for this purpose but they become quite redundant for two reasons
They are in English and have examples with completely western