Recent survey analyses have shown that learning levels in Government run primary schools have remained consistently low. More alarming is the fact that almost half the children drop out after 8 years of elementary education, without acquiring minimum acceptable foundation skills. Poor classroom processes has been identified as a major reason for the low learning outcomes. Without adequate facilities to improve learning, children, especially those who have entered first time in a formal school, will lag behind and result in low motivation to come to school.
Shikshaantra Plus is KHUSHII’s attempt to create a welcoming environment for the children in Government schools to learn and grow. The programme defines learning as both academic skills and life skills that help children get closer to their life goals. The programme was initiated in 2016, in 2018-19, Shikshaantra Plus programme gained significant momentum in terms of benefitting to more children in new schools.
Today, 45,000 students in 30 Govt. schools in 10 states are the part of the programme. Remedial education in Hindi, English, Math, Science, regional language subjects were provided to students. Periodic assessments and weekly worksheets helped students gain understanding of various concepts and also informed them on the progress they made in due course.