Support Quality Education in extremism-affected areas
I-SAKSHAM EDUCATION AND LEARNING FOUNDATION is a non-profit organization that works on providing quality primary education to children in extremism affected regions of Munger and Jamui districts of Bihar.
It does so by training local educators through it’s two years fellowship program to build them as community edu-leaders. These edu-leaders are also provided coaching and mentoring support for their better life prospects.
Currently, i-Saksham is building capacity of 100 community edu-leaders. They have earned approximately INR 1.5 million through part time enterprising community learning centers along with building their own skills. These youths have shown a great aspirational growth during their journey, as a result of which 5 youths are currently pursuing higher education from prestigious universities of the country. They have become a role model for others, aspiring other community educators in the area. We are currently providing quality education to approx. 2500 children from marginalized communities. In year 2018-19, 75% of children have either shown improvement in their learning outcomes by 30% or continue to be at their grade appropriate learning level.
i-Saksham has partnered with Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion Society (Jeevika) to work with cluster-level federations of women SHGs who will recruit females as edu-leaders, and oversee delivery of quality education at schools/community learning centres. The partnership will shortly be scaled across different districts of Bihar.
We have invested heavily in learning processes including a training package, rubrics for on-site coaching support and performance management for edu-leaders, and a repository of teacher-learning materials, and digital content.
We plan to expand to 1000 fellows and 25,000 children in next 3 years. This campaign is to gather support for that.