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Ganitha Kalika Andolana - Akshara Foundation

PROJECT DETAILS

Mathematics is widely believed to be a foundation discipline upon which a lot of future learning in school depends. Yet, achievement levels of students in primary school math are generally poor. Less than 20 percent of the children in class 5 can do simple division (ASER 2016 and KSQAAC). Moreover all these surveys show that over time the number of proficient children is declining. This is a cause of worry and we need to improve on it significantly in a short period of time so as to be able to support our children in becoming productive members of society that is increasingly becoming knowledge-based.

Mathematics is widely believed to be a foundation discipline upon which a lot of future learning in school depends. Yet, achievement levels of students in primary school math are generally poor. Less than 20 percent of the children in class 5 can do simple division (ASER 2016 and KSQAAC). Moreover all these surveys show that over time the number of proficient children is declining. This is a cause of worry and we need to improve on it significantly in a short period of time so as to be able to support our children in becoming productive members of society that is increasingly becoming knowledge-based.
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FACTS

  • To be started
  • 01/05/2018
  • 24 months
  • 500,000.00 lakhs
    • Learning Outcome of children against the ASER baseline for 2016. An increase of 10 percent every yea... Read more
    • Learning Outcome of children against the ASER baseline for 2016. An increase of 10 percent every year in the areas where Akshara has implemented Ganitha Kalika Andolana. Achieving 100 percent teachers training in all schools where the math kit is supplied Conducting formative assessment in all the schools where GKA is implemented Ensuring community engagement by having gram panchayat math contest in every gram panchayat. This will ensure the community will take the math movement forward in Aksharas absence on the ground. Show less
  • Karnataka
  • Children (6-13 Years)
  • CSR Funding, CSR Non-Funding, NGO, State Partnership

THEORY OF CHANGE

Theory of change document

The Ganitha Kalika Andolana has evolved a model over the last 3 years after working with Karnataka state government primary schools in 6 districts and over 3 years since 2011 with three education blocks in rural karnataka to achieve scale in any state on any subject. The model includes the following: Government buy-in: is essential if we are to sc...
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The Ganitha Kalika Andolana has evolved a model over the last 3 years after working with Karnataka state government primary schools in 6 districts and over 3 years since 2011 with three education blocks in rural karnataka to achieve scale in any state on any subject. The model includes the following: Government buy-in: is essential if we are to scale up. Our efforts are supported by Government Orders (GOs) and subsequent letters issued to education department functionaries by the state SSA and DSERT. Methodology: We have strong methodology and curriculum that is created along with teaching / learning materials. Capacity Building: the training of teachers and two resource persons in each cluster is being conducted in a cascade mode. Monitoring: We have a simple yet powerful SMS/Android app based monitoring process that is put in place to collate reports from each school on how the programme is being implemented. This system is cost effective yet efficient to produce actionable analytical reports that can be accessed here by any stakeholder. Assessment: This is one of the key components of GKA and assessment (formative and summative) of children are done using an Android-based application on a tablet. Community engagement: This is an important component to ensure long term sustainability. We have done some interesting work here which includes conducting a math contest hosted at the Gram Panchayat level. Click here to read this exciting report. Collecting inputs from parents, community members, SDMC members, elected reps, etc. has been a large part of our effort and this is now being captured via an Android-based app (available on PlayStore) called KLP Konnect
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