WHO WE ARE
Because education has the power to transform lives, even if only one member of a traditionally low-income family receives a good education, the family can become self-reliant.
95% of Indian children attend primary school but barely 55% of them end up reaching higher secondary school. 2019 ASER report also shows that learning levels in Government- run primary schools are alarmingly low. This implies that almost half the children drop out after 8 years of elementary education, without acquiring minimum acceptable foundational skills.
It is true that the groundwork for a better life lies in education. However, a child cannot be educated in isolation. Only an involved community, with parents, teachers and resourceful members of the community taking ownership can one ensure quality education. Thus, rather than focusing only on the child, we aim to involve the community to ensure quality education in under-resourced communities.
One-day historically under-resourced families will attain a state of self-reliance.
To provide access to quality education for economically weaker sections to achieve the state of self-reliance, We intend to transform government schools through engaging with parents, youth, community, school leaders, teachers, and creating alignment between all of them.
Theory of Change
In Short Term
We have nurtured youth and student role-models from the communities
The following impact would be represented with vectors-
A Student → SRI (attends after school program)→ (Gets into) JNV→ SCHOOL
Lands a Formal Job→ One family comes out from the cycle of poverty
A Fellow→ Joins NK Fellowship→ Gains skills and confidence to become
an effective teacher →Joins Govt/pvt sector
In Long Term
When parents consider quality education, we want government schools to be their first choice. We want government schools to be efficient learning environments that provide high-quality education.
By fostering community participation and ownership, SRI hopes to be a catalyst for positive long-term sustainable transformation in government schools. This positive transformation would result in greater student learning levels, increasing enrollment in government schools, and schools becoming more effective learning environments. This would improve the image of government schools and restore community confidence in them.
We also want to harness the power of collaboration and create a multi-fold increase in the impact. In the long-run with strategic collaborations, we want to create a scalable and replicable model which would improve government schools across India.