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Creative Dialogue 14 th June meeting. Agenda and attendees Attendees: Ashok Kamath, Akshara Mini Sanyal, Magic Bus Vijay Kulkarni, CEI Vikram Bhat, Christ.

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1 Creative Dialogue 14 th June meeting

2 Agenda and attendees Attendees: Ashok Kamath, Akshara Mini Sanyal, Magic Bus Vijay Kulkarni, CEI Vikram Bhat, Christ University Megha Vishwanath, KLP K. Vaijayanti, Akshara Francesca Fairbairn, KLP Agenda: Welcome: 5 mins (AK) Context setting: 15 mins (AK) – Summer camps – Data collection app Data Merging: 25 mins (FF, MV) – What KLP achieves – What we can achieve together – Top five data points for each NGO Next steps: 10 mins

3 Aksharas recent activities We have to engage all stakeholders to nurture and resource children of Bangalore During the school holiday,s, Akshara ran a series of summer camps in rural Bangalore: – Started after elections (so they were not seen as vote buyers) – 25 in two weeks, 3 districts, 3 days each – Maths, English quizes, lego, talks from professionals (e.g. doctors, lawyers) to widen horizons – 25% of cost was to be born by Akshara, although Ashok mentally budgeted for 50% – In the event, only 6% was needed, the rest was born by the community – Community just needs direction – SDMC members there, LERs were there, CRPs, teachers & parents, all managed by local youth volunteers – Anyone can plug into the camps and there were lots of synergies – 87 officials did an ASER test on children as a result – 10 parents wrote a letter to DEO saying teachers often dont turn up to class – so teachers promised to turn up – All stakeholders together can make things happen Data collection app – When volunteers visit schools, they are asked to also visit 10 households a day and document the conversation – resulted in 40,000 conversations – Data was inputted and outcome was synthesised into 12 key responses – Output is dashboard for village (green amber red) – Will do with 630 schools this year

4 What KLP does The Karnataka Learning Partnership was formed as a framework for nonprofits, corporations, academic institutions, and citizens to get involved in improving government schools in Karnataka. The focus of Together we can is to bring all the various stakeholders together to collaborate and put a collective effort into our education system. This collective effort is not just about enrolling children in school but also ensuring they learn well.

5 KLP already has data on the following for Bangalore urban: 1,922 pre-schools 43,911 pre-school children 1,601 primary schools 249,998 primary school pupils 2,127 secondary schools 114,218 secondary school pupils

6 KLP data variables KLP: (All Govt schools in Bangalore) Child – Name, Parents, DoB, Gender, Mother Tongue School – Name, Boundary, Medium of Instruction, Gender (Co-ed/Boys/Girls), MP Constituency, MLA constituency, Ward Teacher - Name, Qualification, Title, education DISE Database (Govt and Pvt. Schools in Karnataka) Enrolment Teachers - How many, graduates or not, etc Facilities - Toilets, Water, Computer rooms, Number of classrooms, etc. SSLC Database (Govt and Pvt. High Schools in Karnataka): District, school name, student name, subject scores, academic year Akshaya Patra Database (500 schools in Bangalore): Attendance (how many meals were consumed) & indent (how many meals) Akshara Database (Schools & Preschools in Karnataka): We have scores for tests that are part of the programmes that Akshara conducts

7 What KLP has achieved using data, Part 1 Reports generated by research:

8 What KLP has achieved using data, Part 2 Akshara presented the MPs and MLAs with three reports on the status of education in their constituencies: 1.First report on school and anganwadi demographics that throw light on the broad educational profile of the constituencies; 2.Second report on the funds schools receive and their allocation; 3.Third report on infrastructure shortages in schools and anganwadis. Positive outcomes include: Then Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka State called Akshara and offered governments full support to education. Tasmiya, an Akshara Project Coordinator had a call from Roshan Baig, MLA of Shivaji Nagar constituency, a leader of power and influence, who asked for a comprehensive listing of anganwadis in his constituency; he asked questions, ascertained facts and figures, and assured Tasmiya that he would do something. News of Aksharas reports reached Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and officials visited anganwadis in ICDSs Sumangali Seva Ashrama and Central Projects for an on-the-spot assessment of problems. Next year will do again in some districts

9 Data merging ChildrenInstitutions Out of school children Locational Assessments KLP holds data in the following categories Data merging through this creative dialogue will be in the Assessments category

10 Participants data Top five data points

11 Magic Bus Data focus area: Health, life skills & child rights Currently available Data: Geography : Bombay & Bangalore Children : Number not known, aged 7-14 Year : Not known Top 5 Survey-Analysis / Assessment Data Parameters: Childrens Survey - Composite indicators – Attendance, Drop out related questions – Self-esteem / confidence indicators – Cleanliness and personal hygiene – Drinking water sources and consumption – Food types and consumption Parents' Survey - Composite indicators – Name, Age, Gender of Head of Household – Social Status - Religion, Caste, Income, Education status – Number of school going children in age group 7-14 – Sensitivity to adolescent girls' behaviour in the age group of 7-14 – Awareness about Drinking water sources, consumption, water borne diseases – Food preparation, hygiene and consumption, food infections Mini – please could you complete, or can we contact Mumbai data dept directly?

12 Dream-a-Dream Data focus Area: Life Skills Currently available Data: Geography : Bangalore Children : 3, ,017 Year : Top 5 Survey-Analysis / Assessment Data Parameters: Composite indicators (i.e. each of these indicators may have more than one question) – Interaction – Problem solving – Taking initiative – Managing conflict – Understanding and following instructions

13 United Way Project: Born Learning Programme Data focus Area: Malnutrition among Anganwadi-age children in migrant community in Bangalore (with limited/no access to govt anganwadis) Currently available Data: Geography : currently 10 centres Children : 250, aged 0-6 Year : 2012 Top 5 Survey-Analysis / Assessment Data Parameters: Not clear from the report David – please could you supply questionnaire, or data capture pro forma

14 Arogya World Group: Health & wellness Project: education about nutrition and NCDs Data focus area: Health awareness issues Currently available data: Geography : Delhi 6 schools (3 govt, 3 private) Children : 2000 (age) Year : 2011 Top 5 Survey-Analysis / Assessment Data Parameters: Awareness/ knowledge of diabetes Behavioural change - awareness about unhealthy food consumption Behavioural change - choice of healthier food options

15 Saathi Project: Slum camps to get children into school Data focus Area: Slums' children census Currently available Data: Geography: LR Nagar, Muslim colony, and Chinnappa garden. Children: 563 Year: 5 yrs ( ) Top 5 Survey-Analysis / Assessment Data Parameters: Child was idle at home Child has migrated/not found Child has dropped out of school Child is working Child is in school / with an NGO programme

16 BREADS/CREAM Data focus area: Child Rights Currently available Data: Geography : Bangalore Children : Not known Year : Not known Top 5 Survey-Analysis / Assessment Data Parameters: BREADS - School Assessment (RTE like) Survey: – Separate-Toilets – Playground – Library – Drinking Water facility – Number of teachers, Number of classrooms CREAM - Household Survey - Composite Indicators – Name, Age, Gender of Head of Household – Social Status - Relgion, Caste, Income – Number of school going children – Awareness about Child rights - e.g Right to Education – Sensitivity to Child labour

17 Outcome/next steps Outcome/to do A Sunday camp will be arranged before the next meeting (some time in the next four weeks) Will take place in one of the slums of Bangalore Akshara Summer Camp Coordinator, Shankar, will assist Magic Bus, Dream a Dream, BREADS to participate Francesca to speak to participants about logistics/requirements Next months meeting 11/12 July (afternoon) KLP on hand to help out with any data collection advice Creative Dialogue participants to think about how they might be able to exploit Aksharas data collection app (i.e. anything they might want to add to it)


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