Quality Education Project
(2015-2018)
A Joint initiative from Reach to Teach UK and Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch for Quality Education with The Department of Education, Government of Gujarat.
Government partner
Department of Primary Education at the district level (Bharuch)
Funding support by
Reach to Teach, UK (www.reach-to-teach.org)
Project Goal
The proposed project will aim to improve attendance, learning levels of children, community participation in school governance and overall quality of education and reduce dropout rates in the Vagra and Jhagadia Blocks.
Objectives
  • To ensure children of school going age, in the project area, attend school regularly.
  • To promote high quality teaching and learning processes in Pragna Standards 1 to 4 in 70 project schools.
  • To help communities understand the importance of regular attendance in improving children’s learning outcomes and develop community ownership of the attendance programme.
Our Location
A total of 70 government primary schools of Jhagadia (40 schools) and Vagra (30 schools) blocks of Bharuch district (Gujarat, India).
Beneficiaries
The project will directly benefit more than 7,000 children studying in classes 1 to 5. Of these children, 61% belong to Scheduled tribes, 11% belong to Scheduled Castes, 12% belong to Other Backward Classes (OBC) and 16% belong to the general category. While 28% of children from Vagra Block belong to Scheduled Tribes, 72% children in Jhagadia Block are tribal.
Budget
Year 1: Rs. 14,547,100/-
Year 2: Rs. 35,937,603/-
Year 3: Rs. 39,722,599/-
Total: Rs. 90,207,302/-
Duration
01 April 2015 to 31 March 2018. At the end of the second year in March 2017, the project has already been excuted in 70 Government Primary schools. There is further potential to expand the coverage to more schools in Vagra and Jhagadia Blocks from year four onwards, depending on the success of the three-year pilot.