JAAGO Foundation currently runs 8 schools and provides free schooling to 1400 students with 74 teachers, and within 2014 we are going to start more 5 schools with overall 1800 students and 106 teachers. As a part of our policy to ensure standard education and best exposures as that of advantaged children, JAAGO has made a comprehensive work plan for developing and retaining skilled and talented teachers in JAAGO Foundation schools.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Teachers are the single most important factor exerting the most lasting impression in shaping a child's mind, intelligence and life trajectory. Particularly at the elementary level, direct interaction between teachers and students is deemed as an essential dynamic for teaching learning process. Retaining good teachers has hence been determined as a priority for providing quality education to JAAGO Foundation schools.
How will this project solve this problem?
As stated this project will provide incentives for the talented graduates to teach at primary level through raising their pay scale and providing trainings and scope for career progression. Teachers are leaders and this project is aimed at developing leaders who would excel through their contribution to the most underprivileged segment of the society as well as to the nation.
Potential Long Term Impact
Increased remuneration and other incentives will directly affect the student-teacher relationship and improve learning environment for the students. In the long run, quality teachers will not only improve their test scores but also help improve their socio-economic status, develop them into skilled human resources and break the vicious cycle of poverty.
Total Funding Received to Date: $300
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $9,700
Total Funding Goal: $10,000