GOALPARA, Aug 18 - The Piramal Foundation, a premier non-profit organisation working in the field of education and health for more than a decade has entered into an agreement with Niti Aayog to work for transformation of all the 115 aspirational districts of the country by focusing on core areas pertaining to education, health, nutrition agriculture, financial inclusion, infrastructure development sectors for improving the living standard of the people by ensuing inclusive growth for all.
Accordingly, Piramal Foundation has been working in close coordination with the district administration, Goalpara and collaborating with the Department of Education, SSA, DIET, department of adult education for supporting transformation of students learning outcomes with especial focus relating to issues of female literacy etc.
According to programme leader Subhash Basumatary, the Piramal Foundation has initiated the roadmap for school transformation after holding strategic meetings for transforming education which is a key framework for school development with action plan for each school in the district with the Department of Education. He also said that each cluster of schools will take pride in the measure of achievements of development of schools with the support of school-community-government stakeholders.
Furthermore, the programme leader informed that recently, the Department of Education has launched the school transformation roadmap with the Piramal Foundation across two educational blocks in the first phase, namely, Matia and Dudhnoi where more than 45 officials including CRCCs, BEOs, BRP, MIS, DPOs and others participated in a workshop where the education officials were made to understand the nuances of how school transformation roadmap and its various indicators will create the space for transformation of government schools.
Secondly, the roadmap was launched in Lakhipur and Balijana educational blocks in the 2nd phase where around 52 education officials participated in a similar programme. Basumatary also said that all the officials who attended both the workshops pledged to take all the activities learnt in the workshop for the development of their schools and work with their headmasters/principals respectively. Officials were also engaged in role plays and sub group activities for better understanding of STR indicators, he further added.