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Annual Status of Education Report 2014

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Earlier this month the draft findings of the 2014 Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) were published.  Ash Patel, Educate for Life Founder and Trustee reflects on the latest findings.

The Pratham team which facilitates this annual survey is to be congratulated for their dedication and commitment to ascertaining child enrolment, attendance and achievement in rural schools across India.  In a country where seven million children are not in school, this kind of data collection is essential to ensuring that the right interventions are in place to ensure universal access to education. Read More

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Supporting teachers in rural India

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In many schools across rural India teachers receive very limited support.  As a result they often have low morale, lose motivation and are frequently absent.  We have witnessed this first hand in the area where we work in rural Rajasthan.  Spot checks at four local government schools have revealed that teachers are only present 25% of the time. Read More

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What is a good school?

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To answer this question, Ed Forrest, Educate for Life Founder and CEO, first considers what a school is…

Above all, a school is a community.  It should be a safe place where the young are nurtured and supported by adults, where children are equipped with the skills to flourish in life.  Read More