2Looking at the sucesss of Mahila Shikshan Kendra run by Mahila Samakhya, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, the flagship programme of Government of India has introduced its upgraded model in the form of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya.In the current academic session 1000 (KGBV) new residential schools for girls from SC, ST, OBC and Minority communities are to be opened across India. In Uttar Pradesh 124 KGBVs are to be opened in its educationally backward blocks.The scheme is being implemented by State Government through the Mahila Samakhya, Uttar Pradesh (MSUP) Society in MS districts.Target group for these schools(6-8) is, girls for vulnerable groups who have dropped out after class V, mostly 2-3 years ago.Profile of girls: 75% SC, ST, OBC, Minority and 25% BPL girls.
3ObjectivesThe objective of KGBV, the residential schools is to ensure access to quality education and to mainstream the dropout and overaged girls of disadvantaged groups of society.Our added objectivesHelping them to continue their education beyond class VIII further and to instil in them certain vocational skills that will make them monetarily independent.Helping them to be aware of different Government scheme and preparing them to participate in them.Help them to be gender sensitive and legally and socially aware about their rights so that they are able to take forward a highly gender sensitive vision.Many would be absorbed by MS for its expansion within the district and outside.MS UP run KGBVs could be a vehicle of expansion of MS programme.
4Setting up of KGBVs under MS S.No. Name of the District Name of the BlockSitapur MishrikhAllahabad ShankargarhChandauli NiyamatabadGorakhpur BhathatJaunpur MachalishaharMathura ChataMau KopaganjMuzaffarnagar OonPratapgarh KalakankarSaharanpur Rampur Maniharan
5Safe and secure premises for girls is hired in each district for running of schools in its educationally backward and predominantly SC, ST block, till KGBV building is constructed .Arrangement are on, to prepare and procure necessary teaching learning material and aids for the schools.The entire staff of 100 teachers and 10 accountants are in place in 10 schools after a rigorous selection process consisting of written test and interview.Appropriate systems is being put in place to provide necessary training and academic support and monitoring and supervision.Through motivation camps with parents and daughters, the girls have been identified and admitted in the schools.
6Staff : The following staff is in place for each KGBV Name of the postWarden cum TeacherFull time teacherScienceMathsBiologyEnglish (any other subject).Part Time teachersHindiHome ScienceSocial ScienceAccountantChowkidar/ MessengerCook (Female)Number01
7Selection of KGBV teachers and accountants is done by the DIU of MS UP The selection committee comprised of:State representativeDistrict Programme CoordinatorTwo external subject expertsAccountant.The written test, covering pedagogy, content, gender sensitivity and general awareness, was given to all short listed candidates.Objectivity of evaluation of written test was ensured.On the basis of performance at the written test, a merit list was prepared and short listed candidates were interviewed.
8The weightage between written test and interview was 70:30. Teaching aptitude, gender sensitivity and general awareness35 marksSubject contentInterview30 marksTotal100 marks
9Civil WorksMS UP is in the process of beginning the construction of KGBVs. Till then, safe and secured premises have been hired in each district for the running of the school. Analysis of the available KGBV designs was done. On the request of MSUP, the Government has allowed to revise the school designs to integrate child friendly features, including making it more friendly to differently abled children like providing for ramps, special toilets and visual markers for blind children.Each district has been allotted little above 6000 sq meter of land by the district administration for KGBV and presently plantation is being done on the allotted land.
10Financial Estimates (for 100 girls) Non RecurringRs. in LakhsSNItem of ExpenditureAmount per school1.Building20.002.Furniture/Equipment including kitchen equipment2.503.Teaching learning material and equipment including library books3.004.Beading0.75Total26.25
11Recurring Costs per annum Rs. in LakhsSNItem of ExpenditureAmount per school1.Maintenance per trainee per Rs. 7.509.02.Stipend for trainees per Rs. 500.63.Course books, stationary and other educational Rs. 50/Month4.Evaluation0.015.Salaries6.49WardenPart time teachersSupport staff(Accountant/Assistant, Peon, Chowkidar and Cook)Vocational training specific skill training0.4Electricity/water charges0.5Medical Rs. 750/ child0.75Miscellaneous including maintenancePreparatory camps0.15PTAs/School functionsTotal19.05Based on calculations for 100 girls. The number of girl can however increase
12District wise profile of the selected buildings for KGBV
23Management of learning Time KGBV’s daily schedule envisaged as:Monday – Friday0800 – 1000: Classes1030 – 1230: Classes1400 – 1600: ClassesFree Time1830 – 2000: Evening sessions (Social learning + self study)On SaturdaysMorning session: Evaluation, ‘catch up time’, co-curricular activities, self-study, exploration, etc.Post lunch session: Social learningNo evening sessionFor formal classes: 30 hrs per weekA total of 32 weeks likely to be available (excluding time for other activities)Two weeks for Readiness ProgrammeThus, 30 weeks X 30 hrs/week = 900 hrs available through Year 1
27Academic supportAcademic support schedule is developed for Class 6 in 3 phases, Packages 1, 2 & 3. Each package includes curriculum, methods / learning experiences, materials, evaluation, and teacher training.
28Based on priority and curricular requirements, the following time distribution for 900 hrs (learning time available in the current session) is as follows (for class 6)SubjectTotal hrsPkg I (2mths)20% timePkg II (3 mths)30% timePkg III (4-5 mths)50% timeHindi180365490English721521Sanskrit4591423Arithmetic1827AlgebraScience126253763Agriculture1116Soc. Sci.1354168Home Sci.7ArtsPhy Edn
29Many subjects that appear to have less time have actually been supported through the general living / working in KGBV (e.g. agriculture, home science). In particular, physical education will be incorporated in the free time, and other proposed activities.At present, it is also under discussion whether in Pkg 1 (2 months) it would be advisable to concentrate on Hindi, Maths, English, Science and Social Studies – this would provide scope for revision of primary, as well as provide a solid foundation for studying further in all subjects.Pkg 4, to be developed by Jan 2007, will cover all of Class 7 & 8.The MS UP run KGBV girls will also get a chance for internship with Sangha and Mahasanghas of MS to tryout their classroom learnings and understand their environment better.
30Training Plan: Academic support to teachers A recurrent training mode is adopted. It will be backed by regular monitoring visits to provide on-site support. Along with the KGBV staff, one dedicated Resource Person from the DIU will also receive the training for close monitoring.Training 1 – August 2006 (6 days) – completedIntroduction to KGBV; Readiness Phase; Operationalisation issues (esp parent concerns); Active Learning and what a KGBV class will be like; TLM, TSM; Adolescent Psychology; Teacher-student relationship; Hindi, English, Maths, Science and Social Studies; Evaluation & Planning; Detailed planning for Month 1.(sensitivity to gender issues, pedagogy, content, management of residential school)Monitoring, follow up and on-site support days-completed(10-20 sept)Review of Monitoring and follow up on(22-23 sept.)