Low-income families in India with a monthly income of less than $300 lack skills and time to make sure their children acquire the basic skills for learning but send their children to English medium private schools that they can afford.
4 in 10 children in developing countries fail to learn the basics after 4 years in school (UNESCO, 2012). There are multiple, interconnected reasons for this:
* children are first generation learners or first generation English learners
Background on India
Half of India’s 1.2 billion people are below the age of 25, and quality education services are needed to realize the potential of this enormous group. Enrollment rates in the country are high, but challenges and large disparities in service quality and student performance remain, especially within the public sector. As a result, private sector solutions are becoming popular alternatives or supplements to government school delivery.
CEI has identified more than 120 innovative models, from the public and private sector that are increasing access to quality education for the poor in India. By showcasing common characteristics and themes observed across these programs, this Database at a Glance can offer insight into India’s current innovation landscape.
Click below to read our Database-at-a-Glance report and find highlights from six common approaches & characteristics across ECD models. Learn about programs focusing on:
1) Student Support
2) Education Delivery
3) School Support
4) Skills for Work
5) Public Private Partnerships
6) Out of School Children