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1 Seva Mandir Rural Education Program Udaipur/Rajsamand, Rajasthan Project Update and Proposal Review

2 Background: Seva Mandir Founded in 1968 with an extensive education promoting for promoting primary education since 1991 The work of the organization spans over 626 villages, around 70,000 households, distributed across five blocks – Badgaon, Kotra, Girva, Kherwara, and Jhadol Key strategic organizational objectives: To create and strengthen institutions for development To enhance people’s capabilities for self-development To create sustainable improvements in the livelihoods base AfE-SV supports education program in Badgaon block since 2007

3 Seva Mandir Education Program Seva Mandir Education Program has its roots in Lok Jumbish movement Lok Jumbish - education for all - movement started in 1989 aimed at ensuring education for all in the state of Rajasthan through community mobilization with three primary objectives Universal Primary Education Universal retention of children up-to 14 years, and Improvement in quality of education to enable essential levels of learning Shiksha Kendra (NFE Centers) for promotion of primary education Non-Formal-Education centers in villages across Udaipur/Rajsamand district to bring literacy to first generation learners with community partnership Evolved directly out of Lok Jumbish movement Seasonal Residential Learning Schools for tribal children Full-time Immersive, seasonal residential school evolved out of extensive research in tribal and migratory regions of southern Rajasthan

4 Seva Mandir Education Program [2] Activity Centers (Sahayog Kendras) Capacity building initiative with the government schools Support Center to improve learning and introduce activity based learning Improve attendance, retention, and comprehension amongst children attending government schools Improving overall quality of education and in-part community trust in the government schools Action Research Project with MIT-PAL Measure, and in part develop, intrinsic motivation of teachers Reduce teacher absenteeism through use of camera and other intervention techniques Make children and parents participate in improving quality of education in school

5 Seva Mandir Education Program [3] Jan Shikshan Niliyams or Village Libraries Community powered, often mobile, libraries in villages to bring education and general awareness to doorstep … Uurja Ghar – Youth Resource Centers Targeted intervention focused at rural youth of age to who are losing their affinity with the village Equipping the youth to meet the challenges of the changing world Forum for constructive recreation as well as building and acquiring useful skills and knowledge

6 Seva Mandir Project Summary AfE-SV primary education intervention programs in the entire Badgaon block Operating 20 Shiksha Kendras in Badgaon block Initiating/Operating 5 Activity Centers in Government schools Supporting at least 25 tribal children from Badgaon for seasonal residential learning camps We reach over 1500 children directly through this project Seva Mandir NFE Centers have been officially recognized as Special Teaching Centers by the Education Department, Govt. or Rajasthan and are in-principal RTE compliant [ ] Study Report of progress and overall impact of Shiksha Kendras since the beginning of AfE-SV funding is here new/documents/876/impact_study_report.dochttp://www.ashanet.org/projects- new/documents/876/impact_study_report.doc

7 Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013 Shiksha Kendra 171 NFE Centers/Shiksha Kendra in 5 blocks of Udaipur with total enrollment of 5976children. Badgaon block has 20 centers and 21 instructors reaching 576 children 124 new admissions in 19 centers, 45% girl student enrolments 1231 children in total enrolled into government schools, 112 from Badgaon (AfE supported) Up from 99 government school enrollments in % children admitted in classes 5 and 6

8 Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013 Shiksha Kendra zone # of Shiksha Kendra/NFE Center December 2013 BoysGirlsTotal Delwara Bagdunda Dhar Godach1358 Kadiya Breakup of children by classes admitted into government schools: New Enrollments in in Badgaon Block:

9 Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013 Shiksha Kendra S.NO.ZONECENTRE NAME 1BagdundaDholigati 2BagdundaPatiya Dungariya fala 3BagdundaPatiya Khakhrakhet 4BagdundaSango ka vera 5BagdundaMalariya Khurd 6BagdundaMada 7BagdundaChhali 8DelwaraBarwaliya 9DelwaraRaya 10DelwaraRama 11DelwaraKarawari 12DelwaraNaya Kheda 13DharBadanga 14Dhar 15GodachUshan 16KadiaGairiyon ka guda 17KadiaWaghela ka guda 18KadiaLosing dhana 19KadiaMaroowas bhilwara 20KadiaMaroowas wandar List of active Shiksha Kendras:

10 Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013 Shiksha Kendra zone # of Shiksha Kendra/NFE CenterEnrollment in Dec ‘13 Jaul ‘13Dec‘13Instructors (male/female) Boys Girlstotal Delwara544 (2/2) Bagdunda779 (6/3) Dhar223 (1/2)44 88 Godach111 (1/0) Kadiya555 (4/1) (14 / 8) total311 boys 279 girls 590 total Enrollment Details :

11 Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013 Shiksha Kendra Dedicated Teacher training program evolved over past 20 years Mandatory teacher training thrice a year and bi-annual instructor meetup sessions Conducted a teacher evaluation in September 2013 in which 176 instructors participated and 85% instructors were found to be at Level 2 and 11% at level 3 (highest level) Organized a world teacher exchange program between October 14 th – 26 th in cooperation with Edukans (Netherlands) to facilitate professional exchange between education professionals from Netherlands and teachers from Seva Mandir Shiksha Kendras, Activity Centers, and leraning camps Themes of program: Evaluating learning How children earn Active learning Lessons in Planning and instructor workshops

12 Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013 Activity Centers ASER 2010 revealed that only 5.7% of children in grade-II (age 7) can read and comprehend text and it trends to 87% by class VIII. Similar results were found for learning numeracy Activity Centers or Sahayog Kendras were started in collaboration with AfE-SV and Government schools in Activity Centers are housed within government schools and run by Seva Mandir teachers Primary objective is to enable activity based learning by providing various opportunities and exposures to learning and rapid understanding of math and language comprehension Activity Centers work in conjunction with the government schools, and have been incorporated into the regular school schedule.

13 Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013 Activity Centers Village/ZoneClasses in School Teachers# of children (boys/girls) December ’12 Peepad/Kadiya1 st - 8 th 6194 (134/63) Selu/Kadiya1 st - 8 th 6131 (52/49) Undithal/Bagdunda1 st - 10 th 6199 (109/90) Maruwas/Kadiya1 st - 8 th 6297 (130/103) Reaches 821 children of 1 st -10 th standard in four Government Schools 304 children from 6 th -10 th standard are also enrolled in after-shool tuition centers

14 Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013 Seasonal Residential Learning Schools Seasonal learning camps were first started in 2001 to cater to need of out- of-school children, primarily child laborers Immersive, activity oriented learning model involving a variety of tools and methods for first time learners with minimum of 6hours of devoted interactive learning sessions per day Residential Schools conducted at Dr. Mohan Singh Mehta rural training center, Kaya (Udaipur) and/or Vidya Bhavan Krishi Vikas Kendra, Badgaon (Udaipur) Math and Hindi are taught with supplemental assistance of workbooks developed by Seva Mandir, and various learning tools. Focus on using local language and idioms for accelerated learning in familiar environment for children

15 Seva Mandir – Progress Update 2013 Seasonal Residential Learning Schools 197 total students in 2 nd learning school, 58 repeat students from the first camp Blockwise participation of children in 2 nd learning camp (7/11-31/12):

16 2014 Proposal Proposal Overview Continue Education Program in Badgaon with following components: 20 Shiksha Kendras/NFE Centers 5 Sahayod Kendra/Activity Centers Support tribal children to attend Three Seasonal Residential School Program

17 2014 Proposal Final Budget Budget ItemAmount (INR) Shiksha KendraRs $18470 Activity CenterRs $8570 Seasonal SchoolsRs $7700 Coordinator SalaryRs $4330 TotalRs $39070

18 2014 Proposal Proposed Budget – Shiksha Kendra Budget ItemDetailsAmount in INR Teacher Stipend3000 x 12 months36000 Study Material400/child12000 Infrastructure (Rent + Maintenance) 175/month (repairs)3000 Evaluation/Exams1200 Instructor Meetings375 x 4 meetings1500 Instructor Training1500 Camera Monitoring200 TotalRs. 55,400 Budget estimate of running one Shiksha Kendra

19 2014 Proposal Proposed Budget – Activity Centers Budget ItemDetailsAmount in INR Teacher Stipend3700 x 12 x 288,800 Study Material7,000 Infrastructure maintainance 1,000 Teacher Training5,000 Children Events1,000 TotalRs. 1,02,800 Budget estimate of running one Activity Center

20 2014 Proposal Proposed Budget – Seasonal residential School Budget ItemDetailsAmount in INR Boarding & Lodging20 (children) + 3 (teacher) x Rs 150 x 50 days 1,72,500 Study Material Medicines & Toiletries Clothes Travel6000 Teacher Stipend225 /day x 50 days x 3 teachers Teacher Training3750 TotalRs. 2,31,000 Budget estimate of 25 children attending one Seasonal Residential Schools

21 2014 Proposal Proposed Budget – Seasonal residential School Budget ItemDetailsAmount in INR Boarding & Lodging25 (children) + 3 (teacher) x Rs 150 x 60 days 2,52,000 Study Material Medicines & Toiletries Clothes Travel Teacher Stipend225 /day x 60 days x 3 teachers Teacher Training3750 TotalRs. 2,31,000 Budget estimate of 25 children attending one Seasonal Residential Schools

22 2014 Proposal Appendix - RTE NFE Centers are RTE compliant by virtue of a being granted a special status by Department of Education, Govt of Rajathan Persistent and dedicated effort over past two years have led to this special status being accorded, although its still an in-principal agreement at this point Activity Centers are RTE exempted because these are not full-time schools and are operated in-conjunction with the Government School Seasonal Learning Camps/Schools are also RTE exempt because these are not full-time schools but are considered as supplementary education units


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