GUWAHATI, Aug 29 - The NITI Aayog has introduced �Building As A Learning Aid (BALA)�, in aspirational district, Barpeta, to improve the quality of government schools, a press release stated. The Piramal Foundation has been engaged by NITI Aayog to replicate the concept of BALA in the district.
District Programme Engineer of SSA, Milan Saikia is leading the initiative, targeting around 64 government schools in the first phase. However, more than 100 schools in the district have already introduced BALA.
Inspector of School-cum-District Mission Coordinator, Jyotsna Rani Barman is playing a vital role in aligning the other district officials on the project. She mentioned that such initiatives can contribute towards qualitative improvement in education, through developing child-friendly learning and fun-based physical environment building in school infrastructure.
Apart from it, Piramal fellows who have been currently working in 17 schools of the district have also taken up BALA to introduce in each of their adopted schools. The fellows have initiated a donation drive at the school and community level where a handsome amount of money has been collected with the sole motive to be utilised on the expenses under BALA project.