Deepalaya SQEP Project with SDMC
Considering the poor quality of education in the governments schools, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), launched the school quality enhancement programme (SQEP), where the SDMC identifies and partners with non-profit organizations with proven track record of working in the education sector. The idea is to demonstrate the model that the NGOs follow to the government staff to ensure high quality education in the partnership schools. It is expected that the government teachers shall also become used to these methods over a period of time.
Deepalaya has collaborated with South Delhi Municipal Corporation for assisting the government in running their school located at Okhla Water Sewage Treatment plant. The main idea of running the school is to improve the quality of education, devise innovative curriculum, increase the enrollment from 140 students to 240 students and improve their learning levels. The students enrolled in the school come from economically weaker sections. Most of them reside in the nearby slums. As we moved around the school, interacting with the people and the children, we found that some of them were studying in far-off schools.
Our intervention has increased the enrollment to 235 children as on September 2017. The children now feel more interested in studies. The school offers the following facilities:-
Over the last six months, the project has shown tremendous improvement in terms of student attendance and retention. The learning levels of children has also improved. Students and parents are now taking keen interest in the school, its activities etc. The school will act as a demonstration model for the government teachers.