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PROOF IN
EDUCATION
BALA JANAAGRAHA
PRATHAM
GOVERNMENT
COMMUNITY
HLL
PARTNERSHIP
READING FOR REAL PROGRAM
PARTNERSHIP WITH JANASHAALA AND UNICEF
PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS IN NORTH KARNATAKA
     
 

We recognize that primary education is fundamentally the responsibility of the government and that the greatest improvement is likely to come when the government’s efficiency and effectiveness improves. We therefore strive to make the government system more effective by working at multiple levels with it. The underlying philosophy is to supplement the government and not supplant it. The Government of Karnataka and the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike are closely involved with most of our programs.


Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)

SSA is a Government of India initiative to universalize access to primary education in India through the community-ownership system. This is our goal also and we believe in working with the government towards this common goal. The SSA has a provision for funding interventions like the Early Childhood Care and Education program (ECCE). There are also provisions for out-of-school children (bridge courses) and remedial coaching classes. We hope to work with the government on these programs to establish more balwadis, remedial education centers and bridge centres, thus contributing towards the achievement of universal elementary education.


Transit Schools and Bridge Courses
The Government promotes Transit Schools for urban ‘deprived’ children i.e. street children, children living in slums, those working in tea shops, industry, households etc. We are working with the government in this regard and hold Transit Schools with flexible schedules for these children. Similarly, Bridge Courses are held to enable out-of-school children to be mainstreamed into school at levels appropriate to their ages. The training for our volunteers under this program is provided by the State Education Department, sanctioned by the Commissioner for Public Instruction and supervised by the District Institute for Education and Training (DIET), Bangalore Urban, thereby ensuring the close involvement of the government.
See also: Transit schools, Bridge courses


PROOF
Public Record of Operations and Finance (PROOF) is a campaign to promote transparency in government accounting procedures. Through PROOF in Education, we are working with the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) to make government schools those of choice rather than last resort. We have signed a MoU with 7 BMP schools and are evaluating their performance according to certain developed indicators. The BMP is supportive of the campaign and has promised to co-operate in its execution, through providing funds for building better toilets, for example.
See also: PROOF


Year of Academic Achievement: 2003-04
Following the success of Akshara’s Remedial Education and Accelerated Reading programs, the ex-Commissioner for Public Instruction (CPI), Bangalore, Mr. V.P. Baligar, designated the year 2003-04 the Year of Academic Achievement to endorse the Education Department’s support for the cause of universal primary education in India.

 
       
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