HOPE’s Integrated Quality Education Project aims to create child-friendly schools and education where the human dignity of the child is respected and where his rights in relation to education are put on the political agenda of educators and decision makers.
The school education system is being strengthened by involving school teachers to focus on quality education through joyful learning, as well as to ensure that children with special Need (CWSN) access ‘Government Resource Rooms’ for inclusive education. The project uniquely focuses on all children, including those with learning gaps and children with special needs. Extensive networking and advocacy with the School Education Department are conducted to ensure the implementation of the ‘Right to Education Act 2009’ which commits free and compulsory education to every child of 6-14 years in India.
Activity-based Learning (ABL) or experiential learning is focused on structured play-based learning activities for children in primary schools. School teachers are also being trained and motivated to ensure the practice of positive reinforcement in classrooms which leads to motivation or inspiration for children.
Parents’ Support Groups are formed in the Resource Rooms and mobilized so that they can assist in the process of ensuring access to all entitlements and provisions by the government for children with special need and their families. Community Awareness camps are also being conducted to sensitize the community regarding disability and also to ensure that children with special need access social security schemes.
Hope’s Integrated Quality Education Project is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education as promote life-long learning opportunities for all.
The Project is implemented by Hope Kolkata Foundation in collaboration with Sarba Shiksha Mission, Government of West Bengal.