Azim Premji Foundation is working in the Tonk since 2005 and implemented many programmes that seek to demonstrate improvement of quality, build accountability towards quality education among stakeholders and bringing about systemic changes in education delivery system. During these interventions, we supported and worked with teachers at different stages. Over the years working with teachers, whether it is govt. organized training programmes or any workshops, we have developed a robust relationship with them and cultivated an understanding on their academic requirements.
India’s school education system is unparalleled in scale and diversity. It encompasses 1.3 million schools, 220 million children and 5.5 million teachers. Eighty percent of the schools are run by the government. They are scattered across 640 districts and each region is dramatically different from the other ecologically, culturally and socio-economically. Throw in 438 living languages, scattered tribal populations, minorities, remote habitations, children with special needs, and the challenge of providing universal quality education increases manifold.
Despite these challenges, remarkable progress has been made in areas such as access, infrastructure and enrolment.