History

Shiksha Initiative started with 4 primary schools in 2012. 4 young dynamic academic experts with experiences in education in different NGOs were enlisted to adopt one school each where they used to carry the laptop, batteries, inverters and projectors. They would play the interactive digital content and teach the students using that.

The number of schools expanded to 20 in pilot phase 1 in 2013-2014 session, incorporating the learnings from the experience in the 4 schools. The digital content based on UP state board curriculum was developed in this stage.
In 2014-2015, the project expanded to 40 schools in the pilot phase 2, where we were touching 5000 students in two districts of Uttar Pradesh – Gautam Buddha Nadar and Bulandshahar. The proof of concept in Elementary education happened here.

Expansion to 300 schools was done in 2015-16 session adding 3 more districts of Uttar Pradesh (Mirzapur, Hardoi and Hathras). This was a testing for scale as well for the future planned expansions.By now, more than 600 teachers have been trained in the effective delivery using ICT content in the classrooms. The processes are being strengthened in all the schools with Shiksha Initiative presence and the model is being strengthened so that it can be replicated on a mass scale easily.

The next phase of expansion will involve spreading to 1000 schools and adding the districts Kannauj, Kanpur (Dehat), Bhadohi, Sharawasti, Lalitput, and Jhansi.

S.No

Phase

Year

Schools

Teachers

Students

1

Development Phase 2012-2013 4 4 500

2

Pilot Phase- 1 2013-2014 20 20 2500

3

Pilot Phase- 2 2014-2015 40 40 5000

4

Expansion Phase- 1 2015-2016 300 550 19000

5

Expansion Phase- 2 2016 onwards 1000 2000 100000