We are happy to announce that Sattva Consulting has signed a 3 year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL), Government of Karnataka, in presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister and Hon’ble Education Minister of the state, as part of the Karnataka Model Schools Pathways Programme (KMSPP).
The aim of the programme is to transform 105 schools and its co-located anganwadis/preschools as “Model Schools” in 4 districts across Karnataka by 2025.
This programme would be a pioneering initiative in improving learning outcomes, enrollment and retention of students by building capacities of teachers, HMs, BRC, CRCs, augmenting physical and digital school infrastructure, holistic learning, employment readiness skills and community engagement across Government schools.
This would be a first of its kind and a pathbreaking initiative driven on a mission mode to accelerate NEP adoption in the state. The USP of the Programme is the coming together of the startup ecosystem in India as part of the Young India Philanthropic Pledge, led by Mr. Nikhil Kamath (Founder, Zerodha) and Mr. Prashant Prakash (Founder, Accel) who will be joining hands with global philanthropic foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to provide funding for this program.
Mr. Prashant Prakash said, “The Programme would be delivered by a collaborative of 10 organizations with a sole aim of converging civil society efforts otherwise operating in silos and bringing in deep national and international expertise towards improving the quality of education in Karnataka”.
Mr. Nikhil Kamath, the co-founder of Zerodha said “Education is at the core of most solutions our society needs today, for the affluent to have access to a different pedigree of education is bound to create further inequality. YIPP through this program hope’s to level the playing field and provide govt schools with the tools to take on private ones.”
Srikrishna Sridhar Murthy, the co-founder and CEO of Sattva Media and Consulting Ltd. said, “We are honored to anchor this collaborative of 10 partners who have come together to co-design and co-implement this initiative. Through this we are creating a blueprint to scale Model Schools and providing pathways to replicate best practices”.
About the Collaborative:
The collaborative will have Sikshana Foundation, Yuva Unstoppable and India Literacy Project as implementation partners, Quest Alliance and Udhyam as knowledge partners. Ernst and Young (EY)and Sambodhi as monitoring and evaluation partners, United Way of Bengaluru as the fund management partner, with Sattva Consulting acting as the Project Management Unit (PMU) driving the programme in close coordination with DoSEL, GoK.