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  project name ~ Sikshana 2007-08

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  Project Name


Sikshana 2007-08



SCT (Sivasri Charitable Trust)



Education - Child



Bangalore, Other




  Budget Approved


$ 12000


  Year Approved







1   2   3  

  Chapter Coordinators


Shivakumar Jolad
Amarjeet Singh


Los Angeles










Third Phase of Sikshana 2007-08:

Sivasri Chatirable Trust is an NGO based in Bangalore, founded in 2001 by a small group of professionals to improve the state of public education system. Currently (as in 2006-07) NGO runs its programs in 46 schools in and around Bangalore rural areas.

The project aims to enhance the learning levels of the kids in schools through various innovative approaches. The NGO acts as a facilitator in solving the problems schools face. The school staff themselves address the issues where improvement is needed and comes up with their own solution to the problems. Through this decentralized mechanism and resulting empowerment of schools, Sikshana has been very successful in achieving improving education in government schools. Sikshana is assessed by APF model for school performance. NGO has plans to make the program sustainable and replicable. It plans to replicate the Sikshana mode in Kanakapura school comprising of about 200 schools.

This is (2007-08) the third year funding of the project by two AID chapters (Columbus and Penn-state). (First year (2005-06), three AID chapters (Columbus, TAMU and New Orleance) funded the project. In 2006-07 AID chapters (Columbus and Penn-state) funded Bangalore school programs of Sikshana fully).





Project is in progress.





* AID chapters are supporting the motivational aspects (which forms the core of the Sikshana learning program) of public schools in 12 city schools. Adoption of modern teaching techniques and aids. Working towards a sustainable model for replication on a wider scale.



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