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Projects Completed

  • Sonale Project: Ankur

    Supported by: 
    Sir Ratan Tata Trust
    Status: 
    Completed
    Status Date: 
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    Ankur

    Status: Ongoing

    Status Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    Location: Parali, Wada block, Palghar

    Duration: January 2014 to December 2016

    Total Project Cost: Rs. 1,01,28,942/-

    The Team:

    1 Project Officer

    5 Project Associates

    Early Childhood Education is a crucial yet neglected aspect in the current educational system in India, especially in rural areas. In rural areas, this responsibility has been entrusted to Anganwadis run under the Integrated Child Development Services.

  • 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

  • Sonale Project: LiRIL

    Supported by: 
    Sir Ratan Tata Trust
    Status: 
    Completed
    Status Date: 
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    LiRIL

    Partners: Azim Premji University

         Kalike Samruddhi Upakram (KSU), Yadgir, Karnataka

    Literacy Research in Indian Languages (LiRIL) was a long-term research project attempting to study how children become literate in two Indian Languages – Marathi and Kannada. Sonale was the Marathi site of the study.

    The Project Officer and Field Investigators collected data of 364 selected children twice a year. The data collection tool was specially designed for this purpose. Some case studies were also conducted in a longitudinal manner.

    After completion of the field work, the team at APU

  • QUEST - Magic Bus project

    Status: 
    Completed
    Status Date: 
    Monday, September 3, 2018

    Supported By : NSE & Magic Bus India Foundation

    Partners : Magic Bus India Foundation.

    Location : 10 Ulhasnagar Municipal Schools, Ulhasnagar, Mumbai.

    Duration : June 2015 to May 2018

    This is a three year Project in partnership with Magic Bus India Foundation, funded by NSE,  to be implemented in 10 Ulhasnagar Municipal Schools. It was implemented in 2 phases. 

    In the preparatory phase (first year of the project), three Shikshak Mitras from QUEST underwent training for Saksham Remedial program for Mathematics & Marathi for students from Grades 5 to 7. QUEST also trained 10 Youth Mentors

  • Building Replicable Model to Enhance Quality of Elementary Education in Rural and Tribal Areas

    Supported by: 
    Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust
    Status: 
    Completed
    Status Date: 
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    Location: Wada Taluka, Thane District, Maharashtra
     
    Period: August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2013 
     
    Total Project cost: Rs 1,39,01,812/-
     
    Summary:
    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.
  • Enhancing Elementary Education: Developing Working Models through Direct Intervention and Resource Support

    Supported by: 
    Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust
    Status: 
    Completed
    Status Date: 
    Saturday, October 18, 2014
     
     
    Location: Nandurbar District, Maharashtra
     
    Period: November 1st 2009 to November 30, 2013
     
    Supported by: Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai
     
    Total Project cost: Rs 1,39,01,812/-
     
    Summary:
     
    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.
  • Remedial Program in Language and Mathematics for Ashram Schools in Junnar District

    Supported by: 
    Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation (LHWRF)
    Status: 
    Completed
    Status Date: 
    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    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.

  • Developing and Piloting a Test Battery for the Assessment of Primary Mathematics in Marathi

    Supported by: 
    Mastek
    Status: 
    Completed
    Status Date: 
    Tuesday, December 31, 2013
    Duration: July 2013 to December 2013 (6 months)
     
    Total Project Cost: Rs. 2, 10,000/-
     
    Summary:
     
    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