Watch: Why it took a children’s parliament to improve the governance of our school

India | Zilla Parishad Primary School Kallikhetpada 

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– Theme: Deepening family and community engagement

– Format: Panel

– Primary language: Marathi

– In partnership with EdelGive Foundation, Gyan Prakash Foundation

We’ll be showcasing how Kallikhetpada is an inspiring school to showcase its journey towards good governance in education.

‘Tomorrow’s future is chirping here’ is the vision on which the Zilla Parishad Primary School, Kallikhetpada is being run. The seeds were sown in 2008 by a teacher Mr Nagalgawe by involving parents and community for the enrolment of children in school. Between 2008 and 2020, enrolment in the school increased from 14 to 140 students as a result of teachers’ efforts to involve parents, SMC and Gram Panchayat in enrolment drives, improvement of infrastructure and provision of learning materials to the school.

One of the key initiatives for improving enrolment was ensuring accommodation for the children whose families were migrating for seasonal labour (3-5 months – Oct to Feb).

Now the teachers, parents, SMC and Gram Panchayat are making efforts for ensuring grade-level learning outcomes for all children in the school. There is an increasing focus on the preparation of Child Wise Action Plan and implementation of the same. The progress of each child is shared with the parents and SMC on a regular basis. Due to joint teacher and community efforts, study groups, study corners, parents’ awareness meetings, children parliament are effectively conducted. The school is also leveraging on collaboration with officials and people’s representative for continuous improvement in the school.

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