Creating exemplar education ecosystems
Bringing out the best in every child
Our children are going to school, but they are not learning
India is at the edge of an educational crisis of epic proportions. The system is massive, with 250 million students and 9 million teachers. However, 53% of Class 5 students in India cannot read a Class 2 textbook and three-quarters cannot do division, as per the nation-wide ASER survey, 2018. For the 166 million children in 1.1 million public schools (typically from poorest, marginalized communities), the situation is particularly acute.
At Peepul, we believe that creating an environment for meaningful student teacher interactions, is key to transforming the system.
At Peepul, we look to improve learning outcomes in the public education system, by enabling ‘meaningful teacher-student interaction’. If a child is meaningfully and effectively engaged in the classroom by the teacher, she attends classes regularly, engages in learning, and in turn, achieves learning.
We closely partner with national, state, and local governments to design and implement high-quality, scalable solutions to achieve improved student engagement and a focus on academic outcomes.
Creating Meaningful Teacher-Student Interactions
Creating a supportive ecosystem of academic mentors and coaches across layers - school, school cluster, block, district
At the heart, our model has four parts:
Creating high-quality and motivated teachers through a practical training approach, and building teacher communities
Aligned incentives and accountability:
Creating a school system administration that protects the interest of students’ engagement and learning, vs. non-academic activities.
High-engagement classroom practice toolkit:
a set of best-practice techniques and tools, which help a teacher engage students in learning
We run four programmes in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh
Exemplar Schools, Delhi
In 2015, we turned around a failing government school, to create the first Public-Private-Partnership school in Delhi. We saw a dramatic improvement in enrolment – from 9 to 200+ in a year. Today, we support ~1200 students across three exemplar partnership schools, with 85% of student meeting/exceeding grade-level expectations. These schools are beacons of excellence in the government system.
increased from 40% to 75%
Students meeting or exceeding minimum grade-level expectations
From 9 students in 1 school in 2015, we now have 1200 students across 3 schools
MCD Sitara, Delhi
Distilling the ‘secret sauce’ from the schools, we are supporting the teacher capacity building of 2,800 teachers across ~200 Delhi primary schools over a 4 year programme. In the first 2 years, our “bite-sized trainings and coaching” model has shown impact: 90% of teachers trained were implementing best-practice teaching techniques in their classrooms, with 75% actively engaging their students and using interactive techniques to support children’s learning.
Intensively trained and developed
To improve learning outcomes of
CM Rise, Madhya Pradesh
We have partnered with the state Government of Madhya Pradesh on CM Rise, a state-wide effort to support the teacher professional development of the state’s ~320,000+ teachers, who support 10 million students. The CM Rise Digital Teacher Training has been setting standards and breaking records, with 350,000+ enrolments and 90%+ completion rates in the first 3 months.
Supporting and Developing
Schools in the state
To improve learning outcomes of
MCD Parivartan, Delhi
We have partnered with Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for a three-year long programme with the objective of strengthening the MCD school system. It aims to improve student learning outcomes in the MCD system through academic, administrative and institutional reforms to bring about a sustained change in student learning outcomes.
What people say
Peepul provides a great example of improving quality of school education through public-private partnership, which is replicable and scalable. They have now also come up with commendable initiatives to grapple with the fallout of COVID 19 which are worthy of emulation. With the New Education Policy's much needed focus on Foundational Literacy, teachers, competency assessments, there is a huge need to focus on implementation. I look forward to Peepul's continued impact by making it happen.
Former Secretary, Ministry of Education,Government of India
Founder and Chairman, Nexus of Good
In a very short period of time and in the middle of a very tough situation, the state government and Peepul have partnered to achieve something that was unthinkable even a few months ago. Our teachers have responded to the training modules with enthusiasm and have shared their ideas and feedback to help us make it even better. We are looking forward to pioneering teacher development together with Peepul.
Principal Secretary, School Education
Government of Madhya Pradesh
News and Media Coverage
Our work and impact have garnered significant media coverage over the years.
A small selection below; head over to our "Media Coverage" section to browse more articles.