The focus of the organization is to ensure that all children have access to quality education, by strengthening the government schools and anganwadis, which cater to the marginalized sections of the society.
Work and Achievements
Prajayatna is a not for profit organization working with all marginalised children from 3 to 14 years of age, through making their educational institutions such as their schools and anganwadis deliver good quality services in order to ? give them an equitable opportunity to improve their lives. The initiative works towards creating an eco system that enables them to learn well and reach their potential, by working with all the concerned stakeholders such as the parents, teachers, bureaucracy and the elected representatives.
The focus areas are:
- Decentralization of educational governance - where school development vis-à- vis quality of education is seen as a direct result of community ownership, where local communities can define and contribute much towards developing a vision for education in the country and ensure proper functioning and delivery of quality education by Government schools.
- Kalikayatna - a learning initiative, that is meaningful, enabling and oriented towards developing capabilities in children within the Government schooling structure. The key features of Kalikayatna are: integrated curriculum, continuous and comprehensive evaluation, teacher’s empowerment, mixed age groups / classes.
- Early Childhood Care and Education - impacting early child care and education (ECCE) centers provided by the Government (preschools known as Anganwadis), by ensuring proper management of the Centre through the community and making the centers more focused on the learning of the children in the age group of 2-6 to ensure a holistic development of the children.
Prajayatna is presently working with 3000 schools and 100 anganwadis in Karnataka, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana, reaching out to more than 2 lakhs of children
Fund Utilisation Statement
We will be using the contributions to provide play and learning materials for the children in these Centres which would provide the children with equitable opportunities for holistic development.