|Details of education Program:
Private schools are becoming increasingly diverse in their composition, in the backdrop of Section 12.1.c of Right to Education Act. As the schools adjust and adapt to socioeconomic diversity in their classrooms, there is a simultaneous necessity to ensure all students meet the expectations of the new institutions that they are going to be a part of. In 2016, Indus Action in association with its curriculum partner, Re- imagine, ran a 5-week Summer Camp in 4 low-income schools in Delhi to build foundational literacy, numeracy and pro-social skills in children in the age group of 4-5 years. These kids showed an average growth of 35 percent in both literacy and numeracy. A parallel 5-week programme was designed for the mothers of children enrolled in the Summer Camp. It focused on fostering a supportive academic environment at home, with an emphasis on strengthening the parent-child relationship and the socio-emotional development of the child. The intention was to sustain the impact of the intervention by involving all the key adults influencing child’s growth. After a successful pilot, Indus Action is now preparing to roll out its School Readiness Project in 10 high-income schools. This is a two-pronged, in-school intervention on classroom and home-based learning. Children from Economically Weaker Sections in the age group of 3 - 6 years and their mothers form the target audience. The curriculum focuses on bridging the English literacy gap and strengthening socio-emotional development.