Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program was started in 2013, to identify and mainstream Out of School Children in the rural areas at the primary level, by offering remedial/bridge courses in collaboration with the government. As part of the program, children in remote villages, who had never been to school or dropped-out children were identified and admitted to government schools. Compensatory education to these children was provided to bridge the learning gaps in order that they are absorbed in age-appropriate grades.
Effective partnerships were established with the governments of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. Partnering with the ‘Humana People to People’ network in Madhya Pradesh added great value to the program. This program had been running in close collaboration with Educate a Child (EAC), a global program of the Education Above All Foundation; launched by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar. The objective was to catalyze efforts to significantly reduce the number of Out-of-School Children (OOSC) worldwide at the primary school level.
The learning centres proved to be of immense value. They offered continual support to the government in enrolling and retaining OOSC, within the government schools. The centres also engaged with the community and parents to enable their active participation in the program. The program targeted the major aspects of low attendance, lack of enrolment, discontinuation and measures were taken to tackle these issues and create a sustainable model of learning centres that could attract students. Despite these centres mainly being located in the remote rural areas, these became successful with the support of community partners and local youth as Education Volunteers who were trained intensively.
Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program has been integrated with the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program since the year 2018.
*Data as on July 2018
We are extremely thankful for the efforts made by Bharti Foundation through the Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program in mainstreaming 35 Out of School Children from our village. The program was carried out from January 2014 to May 2015 in our school. During this period, we experienced tremendous growth not only in the learning levels of the students but also in the teaching methodologies exercised by the Education Volunteers. We seek Bharti Foundation’s support in the near future as well, to help us provide continued quality education to all the children.
We are extremely thankful for the efforts made by Bharti…
President SMC (School Management Committee), Government Primary School, Patelo ki Hodi, Etada, Barmer (Rajasthan)
Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program has mainstreamed more than 30 Out of School Children to our school in Bawdi Kalan. The program was launched in our school in February 2014. During its one year implementation period, the Education Volunteers working under the program worked tirelessly to convince the local community about the need of education for their children. Their special focus on the girl child is indeed commendable and gives us hope for a better tomorrow. The program has laid the path of success for our students as they partake in all the academic and non-academic activities with great enthusiasm.
Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program has mainstreamed more than 30…
Principal Government Secondary School, Bawdi Kalan, Chohtan (Rajasthan)
Learning levels of children have shown tremendous improvement since their enrolment at the Satya Bharti Learning Centre. I am very happy with the work that Bharti Foundation is doing under this project in our region.
Learning levels of children have shown tremendous improvement since their…
Assistant District Programme Coordinator, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan)
Bharti Foundation is doing commendable work by mainstreaming Out of School Children through its special initiative, the Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program. I am impressed by the hard work being done by the Education Volunteers inducing ceaseless enthusiasm among the students to learn and also achieve bigger goals in life. I am sure that Bharti Foundation is on the right path of fostering responsible future citizens of India.
Bharti Foundation is doing commendable work by mainstreaming Out of…
District Elementary Education Officer (Elementary), Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
Bharti Foundation has become a beacon of hope for many children seeking a brighter future. The Foundation has truly stimulated our teachers, students, community members and the complete school management through the Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program. I am grateful for the efforts made by the Foundation in providing quality education to numerous children residing in rural and remote parts of the country. The enrollment of 23 girls in our school underlines the success of the Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program.
Bharti Foundation has become a beacon of hope for many…
Head Mistress Government Upper Primary School, Barmer (Rajasthan)
EAC’s mission is to reach 10 million Out of School Children by the end of 2016. In three years, we have secured commitments to reach more than 6 million children globally. Our partnership with Bharti Foundation will enable us to reach 48,200 of these Out of School Children in India through a full course of quality primary education through the Satya Bharti Schools and enrolling children in Government Schools through the Satya Bharti Learning Centre program that will empower them to secure a better future.
EAC’s mission is to reach 10 million Out of School…
Executive Director, Educate A Child
The Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program was introduced to us by the team of Bharti Foundation in July 2014. Initially we were uncertain about the implementation of the program in our region due to the rigid mindset of the local community. However, today we are amazed to see the positive outcomes of this intervention. Till date, 30 students have been mainstreamed through this program whereas 27 children have been brought back into the school. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of the Education Volunteers who are always engaged in providing innovative solutions to engage and involve both the students as well as community members.
The Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program was introduced to us…
Head Master, Primary School Ojiya, Barmer (Rajasthan)
During my visit to the Government Upper Primary School Kherda, Sawai Madhopur, I was happy to see the good work being carried out by Bharti Foundation through remedial classes for Out of School Children from marginalised families. The Education Volunteers at the centre are working hard to strengthen the quality of education provided in the classrooms, evident in the improvement in overall learning levels of the students.
During my visit to the Government Upper Primary School Kherda,…
District Collector, Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan)
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