The Rajasthan Council of School Education (RCSE) and Sampark Foundation have signed a pact for five years for improving the quality of learning of 37 lakh children in nearly 65,000 primary schools in Rajasthan. In the Phase 1 of the programme, a total of eight districts will be covered including five aspirational districts – Baran, Bikaner, Dholpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Karauli, and Sirohi.
The Sampark Foundation is likely to invest up to Rs 40 crore, to increase the learning outcome of children enrolled in the government schools in the 33 districts of the state in subjects like Mathematics and English for Classes 1 to 5 and Science in Classes 6 to 8 by 10 per cent during the first year and a 30 per cent increase by the fifth year.
“Quality primary education creates the foundation of a sound education ecosystem that nurtures our future generations. We are fully confident that RCSE, will work with us, to make the program a huge success and make a difference to the lives of lakhs of students. Sampark will bring its latest learning innovations such as the highly successful Sampark TV and English Speaking programme to the children of Rajasthan and by actively participating with the state stakeholders will ensure substantial enhancement in learning outcomes,”
said Vineet Nayar, founder-chairman, Sampark Foundation.
Additionally, the Foundation will work closely with RCSE, Directorate of Education, Bikaner and all other government agencies including RSCERT. It will offer the print ready files of worksheets, workbooks to incorporate in the state workbooks for primary classes, developed based on the state curriculum framework. Sampark will also actively engage in the training programs arranged by RCSE/RSCERT for teachers under the FLN program.
Sampark will also provide 500 Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) teaching resources in the way of animated videos and audios mapped to SCERT textbooks, 150 print-ready workbooks mapped to SCERT textbooks, 100 print-ready worksheets for a 100-day bridge programme based on NAS competencies, 500 plus children interactive gamiﬁed assessments and question bank mapped to SCERT textbooks, more than 30 print rich material for the classroom like FLN posters, an online dashboard for state and district to monitor resource utilization and one Sampark resource in every district and one Sampark resource at the State level to implement and monitor the programme.
Source: Times of India