Saajha

Education is a collective responsibility. Saajha strives towards creating an ecosystem for parents to feel connected and supported in their efforts to create an environment for the learning and well-being of children across home, schools and community. Personalized support, policy reforms, adaptive technology and creating platforms for stakeholders to engage effectively has been our key strategic drivers to enable parental participation.

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Social causes

Beneficiaries

SDGs covered

Market of Implementation

  • India

Problem

There are massive gaps in foundational literacy and numeracy of children in government primary schools in India. As per data found by using the Aser tool and DiSE, 50% of Grade 5 children cannot read grade 2 books. 20% of children drop out before senior secondary, 40% if they’re from tribal communities.

The prolonged school shutdown caused due to spread of COVID-19 has worsened this problem. According to a survey by Azim Premji Foundation, 82 % of children have forgotten foundational abilities in mathematics and 92 % have forgotten foundational abilities in languages.

We believe that parents have the potential to impact their child’s education. As per the ASER. 2020 report approximately 75% students received help from family members in learning. However, parents often do not have appropriate support systems that can help them to get involved in their child’s education. We focus on solving this problem and have seen that when parents are provided support, they can impact not just learning but also their children’s lives.

Solution

We focus on creating a support network for parents to impact learning of children. This support system is created on multiple level:

1) At home, we extend support to parents by working with them in enabling home learning environment. This work is led by parents from similar communities. They work with the parents to overcome challenges related their child’s learning
2) At the school level, we focus on the working with school committees, consisting of parents, to enable parent-teacher communication and increase social accountability
3) At the community level, we focus on creating community of parents that can enable a positive environment for learning & development of students.

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