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I am cycling to help students from low income families receive a quality education

Nayana is a smart and cheerful, 14-year old girl.

A grade 9 student in one of the under-resourced schools in urban Bangalore, Nayana struggles to read the word ‘read’. She manages to put up a sad smile when asked to add 100 and 100. Do you find it worrisome?
Nayana’s school is one among millions of other under-resourced schools which serve the children from socially-disadvantaged group, but have been unable to translate education into expected learning outcomes.

What if such under served schools in low income neighborhood transformed into high performing centers of learning..!
What if every child, no matter from which background s/he comes from, could get the education they deserve..!
What if every teacher and administrator in these under resourced schools had access to the best and the most effective teaching practices..!

ONE big question: Can something be done to help these schools provide ‘quality’ education?

YES. Our NGO, MANTRA Social Services works with such schools to ensure this. We are running our School Transformation and Empowerment Project (STEP) in 7 schools in the city of Bangalore.

This Cycling Marathon, I’m riding to ensure that quality education reaches my students. I’m riding to ensure that these schools, which serve the greatest numbers of first generation learners in society, achieve their vision of taking education to the underprivileged.

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7th September 2016
Dear Supporters,

I am Sudhakar, a Milaap Open Fellow in Bengaluru. I spoke to Santosh from Team Mantra last week. Team Mantra was a champion of the programme STEP (School Transformation and Empowerment Project) in 7 schools at Bengaluru, last year. 

The objective of STEP is to improve the quality of education by partnering with under-achieving schools. It is a multi-step school improvement framework that enables and empowers such schools to serve as a pathway of opportunity for  every child. With a two- year intervention programme, they target to deliver affordable quality education in the face of demanding environment and constraints, through better processes, tools, and school-wide systems. 

The essence of the programme is that the efforts of the teacher and the progress of students need to be monitored on a regular basis to gauge the effectiveness of the curriculum. Team Mantra engages with all the stakeholders of the target schools including the management, teachers, parents as well as students to improve processes at schools. This engagement includes training workshops, planning school committee, implementing a collaborative approach towards quality improvement amongst other activities. The funds raised for the campaign were spent towards the expenses of this STEP programme.

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Shiv donated Rs.2,500
over 3 years ago

Good Luck Sachin and Brikesh!!!

V donated Rs.1,000
over 3 years ago
K donated Rs.1,000
over 3 years ago

Good luck Sachin!

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