THE COLLABORATORS FOR TRANSFORMING EDUCATION
The Collaborators is a Public Private Partnership between EdelGive, a consortium of donors and implementing organisations with the Department of School Education and Sports (DSES) started in 2016 to implement the Pragat Shaikshanik Maharashtra (PSM); a Government-prioritised movement for educational transformation in the State.
EdelGive has signed an MoU with GoM, with a clear vision to enhance the quality of elementary education (Language and Maths) across the entire State.
EdelGive is the anchor funder and brings together the four stakeholders viz. funders, government, NGOs and the community. This effort is an intrinsic part of EdelGive’s belief that solving complex social problems at a systemic level and scale requires collaboration amongst various agencies to bring about a positive change in backward areas. The coalition aims to identify and disseminate best practices to improve learning outcomes of children, that can be integrated into the government system.
The intervention focuses on three speciﬁc objectives:
- Enhancement in learning outcomes of children resulting in transformation of schools to Pragat School.
- Support to the education system by conducting capacity building of educational functionaries at multiple levels.
- Improved Community Engagement
7th Steering Committee Meeting of The Collaborators for Transforming Education programme
At the 7th Steering Committee Meeting of The Collaborators programme, government stakeholders from 6 districts of Maharashtra reviewed the programme in presence of Additional Chief Secretary, Smt. Vandana Krishna; Commissioner for Education, Shri Vishal Solanki; Director of MSCERT, Shri Dinkar Patil; Director of Primary Education, Shri Dattaray Jagtap; Deputy Secretary, Shri Sushil Khodwekar; Deputy Secretary, Shri Rajendra Pawar and CEO of Zila Parishad Solapur Shri Prakash T Vyachal. The DIECPD Principals from across the states and our implementing partners Kaivalya Education Foundation and Gyan Prakash Foundation were also a part of the convening. The Collaborators programme was very well received and the committee came to a consensus to further scale it across the state of Maharashtra.
EdelGive celebrates 3 years of The Collaborators for Transforming Education programme
The Collaborators for Transforming Education's meet was organised to discuss and celebrate the learnings and achievements of the three years of the programme. Both the implementing partners, Gyan Prakash Foundation and Kaivalya Education Foundation shared how the School Transformation Programme (STP) has successfully achieved its objectives and is now moving towards Phase II i.e., the District Transformation Programme (DTP), that will bring about a sustainable change in the education system.
EdelGive participated in Shikashanachi Wari
EdelGive participated in Shikashanachi Wari, a state government initiative where exhibition of innovative practices for quality education is organised across the state at different locations every year. This year the exhibition was organized at five different locations namely Mumbai, Kolhapur, Wardha, Nanded and Jalgaon between November ‘18 to February ‘19. Almost 2500 people visited EdelGive’s stall in all locations and appreciated the good and sustainable model for system strengthening.
EdelGive celebrates the power of Collaborators in Transforming Education in Maharashtra
EdelGive Foundation held the Collaboration for Transforming Education event to showcase the progress and achievements achieved over the past 2 years. State Education Minister Shri. Vinod Tawde also graced the event with his presence to encourage this initiative. Phase I of the Coalition has resulted in -
- Improvement in the average learning outcomes of students
- Students scoring above the National & State Average in Mathematics and Language (NAS 2018)
- Reduction in the drop-out of students from schools that happens due to seasonal migration every year