MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 2 Looking 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.
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 3 Objectives The 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 objectives -Helping 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.
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 4 Setting up of KGBVs under MS S.No.Name of the DistrictName of the Block 1.SitapurMishrikh 2.AllahabadShankargarh 3.ChandauliNiyamatabad 4.GorakhpurBhathat 5.JaunpurMachalishahar 6.MathuraChata 7.MauKopaganj 8.MuzaffarnagarOon 9.PratapgarhKalakankar 10.SaharanpurRampur Maniharan
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 5 Safe 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.
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 6 Staff : The following staff is in place for each KGBV Name of the post Warden cum Teacher Full time teacher Science Maths Biology English (any other subject). Part Time teachers Hindi Home Science Social Science Accountant Chowkidar/ Messenger Cook (Female) Number 01
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 7 Selection of KGBV teachers and accountants is done by the DIU of MS UP The selection committee comprised of: State representative District Programme Coordinator Two external subject experts Accountant. 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.
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 8 The weightage between written test and interview was 70:30. Teaching aptitude, gender sensitivity and general awareness 35 marks Subject content35 marks Interview30 marks Total100 marks
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 9 Civil Works MS 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.
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 10 Financial Estimates (for 100 girls) Non Recurring SNItem of ExpenditureAmount per school 1.Building Furniture/Equipment including kitchen equipment Teaching learning material and equipment including library books Beading0.75 Total26.25 Rs. in Lakhs
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 11 Recurring Costs per annum SNItem of ExpenditureAmount per school 1.Maintenance per trainee per Rs Stipend for trainees per Rs Course books, stationary and other educational Rs. 50/Month Evaluation Salaries Warden 2.Part time teachers 3.Support staff (Accountant/Assistant, Peon, Chowkidar and Cook) Vocational training specific skill training0.4 Electricity/water charges0.5 Medical Rs. 750/ child0.75 Miscellaneous including maintenance0.4 Preparatory camps0.15 PTAs/School functions0.15 Total19.05 Based on calculations for 100 girls. The number of girl can however increase Rs. in Lakhs
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 12 District wise profile of the selected buildings for KGBV
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 13 Saharanpur Room-4 Hall-1 Lobby-1 Kitchen-2 Toilet-2 Bathroom-2 Tank Jet Pump Boundary Wall Open Space
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 22 Pratapgarh Rooms- 10 Toilet & Bathroom Kitchen- 2 Jet Pump Veranda- 2 Water Tank Terrace Hand pump
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 23 KGBV’s daily schedule envisaged as: Monday – Friday 0800 – 1000: Classes 1030 – 1230: Classes 1400 – 1600: Classes Free Time 1830 – 2000: Evening sessions (Social learning + self study) On Saturdays Morning session: Evaluation, ‘catch up time’, co-curricular activities, self- study, exploration, etc. Post lunch session: Social learning No evening session For formal classes: 30 hrs per week A total of 32 weeks likely to be available (excluding time for other activities) Two weeks for Readiness Programme Thus, 30 weeks X 30 hrs/week = 900 hrs available through Year 1 Management of learning Time
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MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 27 Academic support Academic 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.
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 28 SubjectTotal hrsPkg I (2mths) 20% time Pkg II (3 mths) 30% time Pkg III (4-5 mths) 50% time Hindi English Sanskrit Arithmetic Algebra Science Agriculture Soc. Sci Home Sci Arts Phy Edn0000 Based 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)
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 29 Many 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.
MAHILA SAMAKHYA, UTTAR PRADESH 30 Training 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) – completed Introduction 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.)