Pratham launched the nationwide “Read India” program in 2007, with an objective that all children in India should be able to read, write and do basic maths. The focus of Read India in Phase I (2007-10) was to work on scale across India in partnership with communities and governments. In Phase II (2010-2013) Pratham consolidated its work by developing effective models (e.g learning camps) for improving learning and creating demonstration blocks (clusters of 100 villages each) in many states. In the third phase of Read India (2013-2016), the proposed strategy builds on past experiences. Three interlinked activities are proposed: first, to systematically experiment with “building models” - different models of instructional practice and delivery. Second, to implement these models in demonstration areas (blocks) for showing how learning can be impacted (e.g. “depth” models and “spread” models to be used). Third, to actively collaborate and work in partnership with governments to mainstream teaching methods and materials to impact large scale change in children’s learning levels.
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Model details2005Not-for-profitComprehensive curriculumActiveLong-term projectFree service or productRajiv Vidya Mission 105,000
Coverage 13 districts of 54 MandalsOctober, 2013
The “Read India-III” program launched in April 2013. This program is being implemented in 1400 schools in 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh. This program is being run in Learning Camp mode and CAMaL (Combined Activities for Maximised Learning) methodology is used in teaching. Sufficient learning materials are provided at the classroom level for teachers as well as for students.
This program is planned for 2013 to 2016 in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh, collaborating with Andhra Pradesh Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA). At present this program is doing well and in coming years there are plans to expand the same in remaining villages of Andhra Pradesh.
Monitoring & EvaluationYes
Separate district and state level teams are convened to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities. These teams move around the villages and monitor the program. Everyone from the ground to state level must maintain the same format for monitoring purposes. The data received from the ground level is uploaded to the website and every village is tracked at regular intervals. This way data reports are generated at state and central level. Moreover every ground level person sends one SMS every day to central server which helps in generating additional reports at the state and central level.Standardized assessment performanceUser satisfactionAbility to reach the poorEmployment ratesStudent retentionIncreased enrollmentYes