Sharing key achievements & highlights for the academic year 2019-2020 where we supported the primary education of over 7000 children in the rural and urban slums of two districts of Uttar Pradesh - Farrukhabad and Lucknow.
In the academic year 2019-2020, E&H Foundation supported the education of approximately 7100 students from Std 1 to 5 in partnership with the Gyan Shala and the Bharti Foundation models in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Of these, 6337 students were covered under the Gyan Shala model in the urban slums of towns of Farrukhabad and Lucknow districts in Uttar Pradesh and another 720 students were being supported through three operational schools under the aegis of Bharti Foundation in the rural slums of Farrukhabad district.
Under ESO’s Gyan Shala model in the academic year 2019-2020, E&H Foundation ran a total of 253 classes covering 6337 students from Std 1 to 5.
80% of these students are first-generation learners & 50% of students enrolled are girls.
Coverage in Farrukhabad was through 160 classes supporting the education of 3876 children from Std 1 to 5 and coverage in Lucknow was through 93 classes supporting the education of 2461 students from Std 1 to 3.
This program has enabled a strong foundation for these first-generation learners. The classroom environment has induced further motivation that reflects in their continuous assessments and improved performance throughout the year.
One of the key achievements of this program has been the facilitation of education for these first-generation learners all coming from extremely poor family backgrounds and bastis in UP.
The average attendance of the overall program stands at 68% across both districts in all of the 253 classes. Average attendance for Farrukhabad classes is and for Lucknow classes is
This attendance is extremely good given the prevailing truancy in the state of Uttar Pradesh; on a random visit, attendance of students remained below 60% in public schools according to ASER 2018. This good attendance is achieved through the motivation of parents and continuous efforts of field team during the year.
Teachers, supervisors and core team members underwent 8-10 rigorous and intensive ‘Monthly Training’ in the year, along with semi-annual “Refresher Trainings’.
For the first time this academic year, oral examinations were conducted for Std 1-3 in the month of September to analyses the performance of students & measure learning outcomes on the basis of their answers. These oral examinations were conducted for all 228 classes of Std 1-3 in Farrukhabad and Lucknow districts. Learning outcomes are shared in section 8 of this report.
In the mid-term and final examinations conducted in March, 83% of the students (5238 out of total 6337 students) gave exams. Out of these, over 70% of students scored above 60% marks and only 6% of students scored below 40% marks.
Third-party assessments (EI’s ASSET Test) were conducted in March 2019 to test the average performance of students beyond internal examinations. On comparing ASSET average to the performance average of our students, we find that the performance of students of all classes and subjects is higher than the average ASSET scores for Mathematics and Science in U.P.
Overall, this program fostered enhanced learning amongst student indicating that the support has led to further motivation that reflects in student’s continuous assessments and improved performance over the year.
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