Improving the quality of education at primary schools in Nashik, India

A support programme for 22 local government schools in the Sinnar block of Nashik

Even though the industrialization has brought economic prosperity to the Maharashtra state, the local rural population has received fewer benefits due to poor educational facilities. The quality of education in rural areas is poor due to factors like poor infrastructure in schools, inadequate monitoring, lack of motivation among teachers, lack of involvement among the community in management of schools as well as use of traditional teaching learning practices, resulting in low participation of children and poor academic achievements.

The Hempel Foundation and Save the Children have developed a support programme for 22 local government schools in the Sinnar block of Nashik. This assistance involves improving both the physical school environment and the quality of the teaching materials. 3,600 children and 130 teachers will benefit from the project.

Programme goals are as follows:

  • developing innovative teaching materials
  • training teachers
  • providing help with homework
  • setting up school libraries
  • organising training for school boards
  • encouraging parents to take an interest in their children's educational progress
  • improving school buildings and surrounding areas.