Punjab Education Collective
The learning crisis in the government schools of Punjab has been alarming. Over 50% students in Grade 5 can’t comprehend basic mathematical operations and only 36% students in Grade 3, can read Grade 2 level text. Even at a secondary level, situation is quite grim where over 70% students between 14-18 years of age cannot identify their own state on a map.
SOURCE: Annual status of Education Report (ASER) of 2017 and 2018
In August 2019, Punjab Education Collective was thus formed with the objective of transforming the public education system of Punjab by identifying challenges faced by the stakeholders on the ground, co-creating solutions to address them and improving the education experience. This collective comprises of four organisations in the education space working in tandem to impact 23 lakh students across 19,000 government schools in Punjab. Aligning with the goals of the state’s flagship program ‘Padho Punjab Padhao Punjab’, the collective supports the department in strengthening the academic support structure through capacity building and data-backed strategies thereby directly impacting the teaching-learning process.
Our focus areas
Optimise academic processes and
Bring clarity on roles and responsibilities
Make teaching practices effective
Ensure supportive home environment
Impact so far
Introduction to Darpan, a tool used for recording school visits and activities, opened many layers to redefine ‘academic support’, driving data- based decision making in the system.
The collective helped set up and train 2 teams at the state level to assist in creating learning content, and engaging with teachers and students to constantly collect feedback.
Over 1 lakh system leaders have been onboarded on the platform
Aiming to strengthen school community relations and bringing forward parent voices, the collective ensured Parent-Teacher Meetings become consistent. We started 2 statewide PTMs in pre-COVID times which continued during COVID through Virtual PTMs. Other community-facing campaigns include self-made smart schools and state-wide enrollment drives.
3-day Virtual PTM for 6000 secondary schools with 5 lakh+ parents in May 2020
The collective has been constantly supporting the department by ensuring cohesiveness in learning resources for students for the 'Learn from Home' campaign that started during the pandemic. We have streamlined content for the students, and provided easy access to online learning materials through ‘Daily Schedules’; a one-stop platform for students to use multiple resources.
900+ learning resources shared since June through daily schedules.