Good education works against poverty and diseaseThe learning success at most state schools in India, but also in the neighbouring states of Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar, especially in rural areas, is very poor. The teachers are often poorly trained. They have hardly any proper teaching materials at their disposal. The children do not attend school regularly.
Pilot programme provides valuable insightsThe „Quality Education“ project aims to improve teaching in state schools. It is based on a successful pilot program that we initiated in 2017 together with our local partner „The ANT“ (Action Northeast Trust, Bongaigaon, Chirang District, Assam) in northeast India. The aim was to successfully test and optimise pedagogical methods and concepts in schools and to implement them in a stable and sustainable manner over a pilot period of three years.
The language of instruction plays a central roleA central problem is the large number of pupils‘ mother tongues, which are often not mastered by the teachers. The children cannot follow the lessons and drop out of school early. Since the number of pupils in our project regions continues to grow strongly, there are also not enough teachers. The poor infrastructure in the region is another obstacle.
Multi-stage approach brings successIn our projects we start with the mobilisation of the parents. If they understand how important a good education is for their children, they are a strong support for the project work. In the second step we train the teachers in modern child-centred methods. The teachers are trained to make the lessons more vivid and exciting with the help of digital resources. In a third step, the directors of the participating schools are trained and supported. The aim is to enable them to take responsibility for developing learning goals and improving the quality of their schools.
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Expansion of project workOur goal is to further improve the quality of the schools and thus make us superfluous. We would like to scale up the findings from our pilot project and increase our reach. In 2019, our local partners conducted more than 2,500 school visits and trained teachers „on the job“. This allows the methods developed in the training to be consolidated and questions to be answered promptly. We have already initiated further projects to improve school quality in northeast India, Bangladesh and Nepal in 2019. In this way we will reach a total of 40,000 children with a good education.
WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY ACHIEVED
- 97% of the children go to school regularly
- Good learning progress can be measured in achievement tests
- we reach 40,000 children with good education
- In 2,500 school visits, teachers were trained „on-the-job“
Locations of our projects to improve state education
News about our projects to improve the state schools
– Nepal – 2019 wurden sieben Schulen von unseren Partnern intensiv begleitet. Mit Sozialarbeitern aktivierten wir die Eltern während die Lehrer in kinderzentrierten Methoden ausgebildet wurden und anschließend durch regelmäßige Besuche der Projektmitarbeiter…
– Bangladesch – Gute Bildung für alle. Zusammen mit erfahrenen lokalen Partnern hat Childaid Network ein Projekt initiiert, das die Bildungschancen für 18.000 Kinder an 60 Grundschulen im strukturschwachen Norden und Nordwesten Bangladeschs…
– Nordostindien – Gute Bildung ist der Schlüssel für Veränderung. Mit insgesamt vier Partnern wirken wir derzeit daran, die Qualität staatlicher Schulen in Nordostindien zu verbessern. Obwohl laut offiziellen Zahlen 97% der Kinder…