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Projects Ongoing

Quality Intervention in Ashram Schools in Dhule District

Supported by: 
Deshbandhu and Manju Gupta Foundation
Status: 
Ongoing
Status Date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Location: 10 Ashram Schools in Dhule District

QUEST with the support of DBMGF has piloted Saksham, a Remedial Program for Mathematics & Language in 5 Ashram schools in Dhule District from December 2013 to April 2014.

Based on the insight from the pilot and the results, DBMGF suggested QUEST to work with the Primary Section of the 2 schools showing better results and interest in the program (i.e.

Sonale Project: Balbhavan

Status: 
Ongoing
Status Date: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

Supported by: Forbes Marshall Foundation, Metores Trust

Grameen Balbhavans 

Status: Ongoing

Location: Wada block, Palghar

Total Project Cost:

The Team:

1 Project Associate

3 Balmitras

This is QUEST's flagship project. Balbhavans are school-supplementary learning centres attached to some Zilla Parishad Schools and some Ashram Schools in Wada Taluka.

Children from Grade 1 to 4 are given inputs in Language and Mathematics after or before school hours, through Balmitra, a specially trained village youth.

Literacy Enhancement in Ashram Schools through Lipi and Saksham

Status: 
Ongoing
Status Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Partners : READ Alliance
Location : 20 Ashram Schools, Palghar and Thane districts
Duration : March 2015 to June 2018
QUEST is one of the recipients of the Early Grade Reading Innovation Challenge Award from Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS) under READ Alliance. The READ Alliance is an initiative aimed at addressing the challenge of early reading inIndia. With support from CKS, QUEST has launched a new 3-year project from March 2015, for introduction of Lipi and Saksham activities in Ashram Schools.

Sonale Project: Active Library Programme

Supported by: 
Sir Ratan Tata Trust
Status: 
Ongoing
Status Date: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014

Location: Pali and Gargao Ashram schools, Wada block, Palghar

Duration: January 2014 to December 2016

Total Project Cost: Rs. 37,14,080/-

The Team:

1 Project Officer

4 Project Associates

Exposure to numerous and varied texts is essential for comprehensive learning of literacy, and indeed, lifelong learning of any subject. Active Library Program is implemented as a component in many of QUEST's projects and also independently.

The Project Associates are trained to work as Library Educators. In Wada block, the project is undertaken in two Ashram Schools.