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Jammu & Kashmir
Pratham started its work in Jammu & Kashmir in 2007. Pratham had a non-financial partnership with the state government’s education quality department, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and worked in approximately 5,000 schools of six districts from 2007 to 2009. Throughout this time period, Pratham mobilized and trained volunteers in Pratham’s child-friendly curriculum and pedagogical approach. These volunteers worked in schools to support teachers and provide extra, targeted attention for struggling students for certain periods during the class day. Pratham provided its unique skill-based materials, designed to support children at all stages of the learning process, tracking learning outcomes throughout the program to ensure that all children lived up to Pratham’s fundamental goal: “Every child in school… and learning well.”
Here is what the Aser report found in Jammu and Kashmir.
- Men have a literacy rate of 66.6%.
- Women have a literacy rate of 43%.
- However, only about 50% of children in grades 1-4 can do basic subtraction or more.
Working with communities, we provide a robust Read India program in partnership with the Government:
In the Jammu region, Pratham has conducted 2 cycles of 3 month-long learning program in government schools. These learning programs are conducted in collaboration with the state SSA, following the model described above. In addition, Pratham has conducted summer camps in math and English to promote continued learning and to help struggling children to catch up, rather than falling further behind. In the Kashmir region, Pratham conducted one cycle of learning enhancement programming in government schools, and looks forward to continuing and expanding our programs in the future.