Sikshana started as an intervention in the year 2005 to create a model. It is now shaping up as a social enterprise where profit is the social impact. More than that we feel there is a strong case for the government to partner with us to ensure delivery of quality education across all the government schools. It is therefore no surprise that Sikshana has been featured as one of the 24 good businesses in India in Outlook Business Independence Day Special issue dated Sep 1, 2012. Read full story in the current issue of Outlook Business.
The academic year 2011-12, has ended on a high note for Sikshana, with several government schools adopted by Sikshana showing exemplary results in SSLC Board exams. The teachers and children of our adopted government schools have responded well to our initiatives. The results achieved are largely due to their rigorous efforts.
This year, Sikshana adopted all the 103 government schools in Ramanagara, covering the entire district (with four taluks Kanakapura, Magadi, Channapatna and Ramanagara town) under the High School program. Similarly, 15 high schools in Kalghatagi taluk, near Hubli, have also been included in the High School program.
|Area/Block||No. of Schools||No. of Students||Pass Avg.||Schools with 100% pass|
|Ramanagar District Total||103||5,458||83.6%||16|
In Ramanagara district alone, 1700 students were identified in the beginning of the year, to be at risk of not passing the Board exams out of the total 5438. With timely intervention and rigorous monitoring, the risk group number reduced from 1700 to 971. Of this 918 students passed the exams. Similarly in Kalghatgi taluk out of 288 students, who were identified to be at risk of not passing the exams, 204 students passed. More on road to success...
All primary schools set a target of having every child in class 7 be able to perform a 2 digit division and also be able to read level 2 kannada (or Telugu in Hyderabad) fluently. Data from 413 schools under Sikshana intervention is shown below. The results are well above the state and national averages and the schools are well on their way to ensure that no child from a Sikshana primary school will enter high school without the basic language and math skills.
|Taluk||No. of Schools||No. of 7th Std. Students||Language Skill - Reading||Arithmetic Skill - Division|
|State Rural Avg.||2011 ASER report||65.8%||40.3%|
|National Rural Avg.||2011 ASER report||72.4%||48.3%|