Tilbage

A Local Self Government initiative for a contextually more appropriate education for rural youth to alleviate rural poverty

Organisation:

iiINTERest

Pulje:

Civilsamfundspuljen

Bevillingstype:

Projekt D (1 - 3 mio)

Projekt start:

01.01.2017

Projekt slut:

30.06.2021

Beviliget beløb:

2.991.752,00 kr.

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • India

Lokale partnere:

  • AHEAD INITIATIVES

Overordnede mål :

A Local Self Governance role for a contextually more appropriate education input to alleviate rural poverty in India [with the perceived impact that a local self-governance role in providing a more contextually appro-priate input to education for school children and rural youth is mainstreamed in Eastern India to enhance livelihood security, health, nutrition, rural life skills and participation in democratic pro-cesses of self-governance]

Umiddelbare mål :

1) Advocate and start implementing a Block Local Self Governance Institution (Panchayat Samiti) led partnership with State controlled School authorities and Gram Panchayats to provide contextu-ally appropriate localised input including nutrition, health, sustainable livelihoods, environment, self-governance and other necessary life skills for rural schoolchildren using demonstrated approaches 2) Demonstrate and advocate an ‘after school program’ in State schools for rural youth with low educational attainment levels for appropriate supplementary livelihood skills aimed for institutional-isation by Local Self Government

Målgrupper :

The primary target groups (only): The primary target group in terms of strategic service deliveries consists of two segments. The first consists of rural school going children in backward areas with a predominant population of margin-alised communities. Here the project targets 5500 school children in a total of 50 schools in 25 Gram Panchayats in 6 Blocks in the 6 districts of Alipurduar, Puruliya, Birbhum, North 24 Parganas (in the part to be the bifurcated as a new Sundarbans district) and Bankura in West Bengal and Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. The second segment is the rural youth in these areas with low edu-cational attainment levels having dropped out even before completing middle school. Here, the project targets 2500 young men and women with skill building modules by innovatively testing an ‘after school’ programme so as to allow them to strengthen their livelihoods. The 2 segments to-gether thus include 8,000 poor families with an approximate population of 45,000.

Resume:

Denne nye del af iiINTERest-Aheads uddannelses-initiativ fokuserer på fortalervirksomhed over for de lokale amtskommunale uddannelsesmyndigheder. Hensigten er i partnerskab med disse myndigheder og 6 CSOer dels at udbrede et uddannelsesindhold der er målrettet behovene blandt landsbyernes skolesøgende børn og dels at afprøve et ’efterskole’-koncept for unge, der har forladt skolen uden eksamensbevis, således at de kan skabe sig et levegrundlag. Gennem konkrete modeller og strategiske serviceydelser vil projektet vise hvilke resultater, der kan opnås i samarbejde med lærere, lokale ressourcepersoner samt lokale og statslige uddannelsesmyndigheder. Projektet gennemføres med sigte på at øve indflydelse på den delstatslige uddannelsespolitik. De primære målgrupper er 5500 skolebørn og 2500 unge i 50 skoler i 25 kommuner (Gram Panchayats) i 6 ’blocks’ i 6 distrikter i delstaterne Vestbengalen og Odisha i Indien.