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Promoting Age & Grade Appropriate Training Interventions (PRAGATHI)


Adapting the ‘Udaan’ model in a non-residential mode, CARE India’s GEP has conceptualized Non-residential special training centres (NRSTCs) in coordination with Government of Bihar to cater to the needs of out-of-school children in the state. These centres are established within the premises of state government schools and the children of a NRSTC are mainstreamed into the mother government school itself after the year-long course.

CARE India visions this model of accelerated learning for out-school-children as a highly scalable one, given the fact that the camp operates at significantly lower costs and delivers desirable results of imparting leadership skills and grade 5 equivalent academic proficiencies. Based on the successes achieved in this project and projects accomplished in the past on transacting accelerated learning programs, such as operating Adolescent Girls’ Learning Centres (AGLCs) in the remote corners of the salt-pan areas in Gujarat, this model is planned to be extended to other geographies of the nation in the near future.

The interventions will have a direct impact on 15 Residential Special Training Centers spread across the districts of Gaya, Jehanabad, Nalanda and Nawada in Bihar.

From 2016, the interventions spread to 30 non-residential special training centers in addition to the 15 residential special training centers.

CARE India works directly with all the 38 district coordinators to through engaging with state level orientations, enabling reach to all children across special training centers in Bihar. It also closely works with the district officials, DIETs (District Institutes of Education and Training) and other support structures like BRCs (Block Resource Centre) and CRCs (Cluster Resource Centre) for effective implementation and monitoring of special training program in the selected four districts. Working with these structures, we will be reaching out of all out of school children in these districts.