Spread the concept
Sikshana came into existence with the intention of creating a public school intervention model that would improve the quality of education delivered in these schools. Though our model has its roots in Karnataka, it has been designed so as to be replicable across India.
We believe our model is now ready for pilot runs across India
We invite individuals, groups or organizations from across the country to try out our model in the public schools in their areas. To facilitate this, we offer to share our learning at three different levels.
- At a minimum, we can share our experiences in running Sikshana. Much of our methodology is documented on this website—and we will be adding to this in the days to come. All content on the website is under Creative Commons licensing and we encourage you to feely borrow from our experience (though we would appreciate an acknowledgement of the source and, more importantly, would appreciate your keeping us updated on your experience in implementing the model.)
- At the second level, we will conduct a three-day training workshop, which will cover the concept of Sikshana, visits to model schools, typical implementation challenges and other topics decided on a need basis. After the training, participating organizations are encouraged to implement the programme. Sikshana upper management will be available for any consultation during the process.
We expect organizations to acknowledge Sikshana Foundation for the programme idea and we also will count this as one of Sikshana's model schools.
- At the third level, in addition to the above, we will provide for a quarterly site visit from the Sikshana staff, an exchange programme of mentors, review of progress reports on a quarterly basis and other resource help as needed during implementation. In this mode we expect the implementing agency to run the programme as 'Sikshana' and share and merge all relevant data for reporting purposes.
And lastly, over and above what has been listed, we are willing to work with anyone who is interested in the model and a mutually agreeable format can be worked out. To reiterate: we are happy as long as quality of education provided by public schools improves.