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.
We understand that creating the opportunity meaningful teacher-student interactions also requires creating the ecosystem to enable this.
At the heart, our model has four parts:
High-engagement classroom practice toolkit:
a set of best-practice techniques and tools, which help a teacher engage students in learning
2. Teacher skilling:
Creating high-quality and motivated teachers who can implement these classroom practices, through a practical training approach, and building teacher communities
3. Academic mentoring:
Creating a supportive ecosystem of academic mentors and coaches across layers (school, school cluster, block, district), to provide timely, contextual on-field coaching and support towards school academic achievement.
4. Aligned incentives and accountability:
Creating a school system administration that gears towards and protects the interest of student engagement and learning, vs. non-academic activities.
We run three programs 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 ~1000 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.
Teacher Capacity Building, Delhi
Distilling the ‘secret sauce’ from the schools, we are now supporting the teacher capacity building of 2,500 teachers across ~600 Delhi primary schools. 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.
From 9 students in 1 school in 2015, we now have 1200 students across 3 schools
increased from 40% to 75%
Students meeting or exceeding
minimum grade-level expectations
Supporting and Developing
School Teachers and Education Officials
Schools in the state
To improve learning outcomes of
Intensively training and developing
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
Peepul is an exemplary PPP project in the education sector transforming the lives of children from marginalised families through holistic education. It is a disruptive educationalinitiative within the government system. With core elements of personalised attention, curated curriculum, passionate teachers and also active engagement of parents, I’m sure their efforts and model will bring the best in every child.
Chief Operating Officer, SBI Foundation
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.
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