Jharkhand govt to address kids learning needs
Kids learning needs – On Tuesday, the Jharkhand government joined forces with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and CARE India to launch the India Partnership for Early Learning (IPEL) project, which aims to revolutionize the delivery of foundational education in public schools across the state.
After Bihar, Jharkhand will be the second state where USAID’s flagship IPEL project will collaborate with CARE India and its consortium partners, Central Square Foundation, KPMG, and Room to Read Trust, to help the Indian government’s NIPUN-Bharat Mission run smoothly (National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy).
NIPUN-Bharat, which was introduced as part of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, intends to ensure that by the end of Grade III, every child in India has gained foundational numeracy and literacy.
The IPEL initiative in Jharkhand will improve the state government’s ability to leverage and coordinate financial, human, and material resources, resulting in a higher percentage of pupils achieving minimal reading, math, cognitive, and social and emotional proficiency.
The United States government is happy to support the state of Jharkhand in this important endeavor through USAID. Education is a critical factor in determining development outcomes. Girls and boys who are equipped with the necessary skills for life and work will propel themselves, their families, their communities, and their countries forward. USAID will execute learning plans for basic skills in schools through the IPEL project, with a focus on curriculum design, teacher professional development programmes, digital learning, and inclusive practises, according to Karen Klimowski, deputy mission director, USAID India.
Kids learning needs
The alliance comes at a vital time, according to Rajesh Kumar Sharma, secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy. “After a two-year hiatus, children have returned to school. The primary school pupils are the ones who are most affected. To ensure that children’s core learning needs are satisfied, we must first evaluate their existing learning needs, capacities, and learning ecosystem,” he stated.
Jharkhand education minister Jagarnath Mahto, who was also in attendance, acknowledged that addressing children’s learning needs is a pressing issue.
The cooperation is dedicated to constructing a comprehensive and digital system that can be utilized for successful planning, monitoring, and reporting, as well as assisting the state government in developing best-in-class material and teacher support for foundational learning.
Over the course of five years, the IPEL initiative will cover 330,519 Anganwadi centres, 181,528 public primary schools, and more than 66.5 million public school children aged three to eight.
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