Reading and Arithmetic are two essential skills that lay the foundation for primary education. Without these basic skills, other subject skills become impossible to acquire Education in the primary schools in India is facing tremendous crisis. Surprisingly access to school or primary education is not the actual problem. In fact more that 95 % of the children in India actually go to the schools. The 2010-11 ASER report shown that 58 % children of 5th std can not read 1st std text.
Vagra Block has 72 Primary schools, 18,000 school going children. 98% of children enrolled and attend primary school. But.
58% children in 5th std cannot read a paragraph in Gujarati.
70% children in 5th std cannot do simple division problems.
Most children have never done even one science experiment in school.
There is a serious learning quality crisis in the Vagra Block.Gram Vikas rust is addressing this quality crisis with a 3-pronged strategy:
Developing Educational Resources
Improving Quality of Schools
Building up Community Initiatives in Education
Out comes in Std. 4 - 8 Children ( 9 - 13 Year old)
Language ( Gujarati) : Children able to do comprehend un simplified text and write small stories.
Language ( English ) :Children able to read paragraph and stories and converse in English.
Math : Children able to do fraction, geometry, measurement and solve word problem.
Science :Children able to do experiment and understand basic concept in 5 thematic areas Matter, Energy, Mechanic, Universe and Evolution.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).