Provide arts and sports materials for students in Bihar by Quest Alliance

Provide arts and sports materials for students in Bihar

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Chhotu on the way to achieving big!

Chhotu studies at UMS Tirapurvi in Samastipur, Bihar. His father runs a small bike repair shop right next to his school where Chhotu used to spend most of his time. Though both of his parents are illiterate, they want their son to get a good education. But Chhotu was never interested in studies and hence he hardly used to attend school. When Quest Alliance's program, Anandshala started in his school, his attendance and behavior were assessed. His class performance and work obligations were also evaluated. To make sure that he does not drop out of school, he was put in the 'special focus' category and the team immediately started working to improve his assessment.

Chhotu took time to develop interest. Initially, he only used to go for sports sessions but slowly he started enjoying his time with his classmates and teachers. As a part of the Anandshala program, he was encouraged to participate in other enrichment activities like arts, crafts and body movement. The team found out that Chhotu enjoys painting and they motivated him to experiment further. His self confidence improved and he also showcased his talent at the parent teacher meeting and at few external events.

His father shared. "I have spoken to his teachers before but we could not find any way to make him interested in going to school. He used to sit in the shop and look at his classmates playing all day. Noticing his interest in games, the Anandshala team asked him to join the sports group once. He started going for the same and slowly he started attending his other classes as well."

Anandshala is making an honest effort to build interest among children like Chhotu to attend school. Support their efforts and help them continue to educate another child. You can donate with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.


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About The Program

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School Supplies
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Program Description

Anandshala's objective is to ensure that every child stays, engages and learns in schools. They foster positive relationships between school, parents and children to create a learning environment for the child.

Program details:

* The program is implemented in collaboration with the Bihar Education Project Council in 1000 schools across Samastipur district of Bihar

* The program was initially focused in six blocks, 300 schools and was then scaled up to the remaining 700 schools and 14 blocks

* 4,00,000 children from Grades 5 to 8 in 1000 schools are impacted through their engagement with 4000 teachers, 1000 headmasters and 200 education functionaries

* Anandshala Resource Centres (ARCs) are set up in few schools to achieve Anandshala's objective

* The curriculum is designed to equip children with 21st century skills like critical thinking, collaboration, leadership and communication

* The program also focuses on different learning mediums like arts, crafts and sports

* QUEST also wants to create a well-functioning support system for teachers and parents as partners in the child's learning process

* QUEST selects and trains education functionaries who in turn train and provide regular support to teachers and headmasters on the Anandshala's approach

* Additional support is provided through experiential workshops, onsite support, an interactive telephone helpline and toolkits

* ARCs create scope for cross learning among teachers to facilitate sharing and adoption of different teaching methodologies

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About The NGO

Quest Alliance
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Quest Alliance

The Quality education and Skills Training - QUEST Alliance focuses on research-led innovation and implementation of high-impact projects in the field of teaching and learning. They engage with Government schools, community colleges and vocational institutes, to help them adopt ICT-enabled educational solutions.

Founded in 2005 as a program of the International Youth Foundation - IYF, and financially supported by the United States Agency for International Development -USAID, they help educators and educational institutions drive the use of technology in teaching and learning.

There is a significant disconnect between India's basic education system and the needs and opportunities of its emerging economy, which highlights the need for greater emphasis in linking learning with livelihoods. To bridge this gap between education and skills, Quest Alliance designs scalable and replicable solutions across four major programs to enable self-learning for young people between the ages of 10 and 35 years.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Aakash Sethi

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Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Children | education

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2014: CNBC TV 18 & ICICI Foundation's Inclusive India Award

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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