Education, the beacon of a nation’s progress, holds the key to societal growth and development. In a momentous stride towards reshaping the education landscape, Vibha India, an esteemed non-profit organization, has forged an indomitable partnership with the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) under the Delhi Government. This historic collaboration marks a paradigm shift in the alliance between civil society organizations and the government, with a resolute focus on augmenting the quality of education and transforming the infrastructure of Delhi Government schools.
Delhi Government’s Unparalleled Transformation:
Over the past seven years, the Delhi Government has undertaken extraordinary measures, leading to profound improvements in educational standards and school facilities. These groundbreaking initiatives have garnered national recognition and acclaim. A staggering 25% of the government’s annual budget is dedicated to education, underscoring its unwavering commitment to the well-being of its students.
A Symbiotic Bond with Civil Society Organizations:
An integral facet of Delhi’s educational reform process has been the active engagement with civil society organizations. Departing from the conventional practice of adopting NGO projects at face value, the Delhi Government embarked on a trailblazing approach—collaborating with NGO partners to curate programs. These organizations emerged as invaluable knowledge partners and catalysts of innovative models, which were subsequently institutionalized and seamlessly integrated into ongoing government initiatives. As a result, these far-reaching endeavors have positively impacted the lives of nearly 1.8 million children enrolled in Delhi Government schools.
Vibha India’s Proficiency and Collaborative Spirit:
Since October 2022, Vibha India has been engaged in fruitful discussions with the Department of Education and SCERT Delhi, collectively exploring avenues for transforming the educational landscape of all schools in Delhi. The Pragati Conference in December 2022 served as a clarion call, underscoring the imperative for NGOs to deepen their partnership with the government, effecting lasting change in India’s public education system.
In early 2023, the Department of Education, Delhi Government formally approached Vibha India, commencing discussions on how to propel this collaborative endeavor forward. Vibha India, in synergy with eight eminent education-focused NGOs across eight states and an additional four states dedicated to programs encompassing vocational training, upskilling of youth, disability support, street children and shelter homes, possesses an extensive pool of expertise and knowledge on education and social issues spanning 13 states in India. This wealth of experience empowers Vibha India to contribute invaluable insights and expertise to the transformative educational endeavors in Delhi’s government schools.
Scope of Work and Expansive Outreach:
Through this partnership, Vibha India’s scope of work encompasses a vast spectrum of essential elements, including curriculum design, teacher training, research, monitoring and evaluation, and digital interventions. Targeting children aged 3-14 years, these interventions encompass early childhood education, primary education, and, where applicable, the upper primary segment.
Vibha India aspires to identify and promote the most exemplary practices from across India, working closely with the Department of Women and Child Development and SCERT to adapt and adopt these practices to cater to the specific needs of Delhi’s education system.
Here is what our total outreach will be:
48,803 pregnant women
54,063 lactating mothers
1705 Primary schools – 6,92,870 students + estimated 100,000 new admissions
1051 Upper/Secondary School – 18,00,000 students
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