SHIKSHA Initiative is an accelerated technology-enabled literacy and enhanced learning program. It works through continuous intervention in primary education with a digital high-quality engaging content based on State Board syllabus and a technology-based mode of dissemination, to instill learning retention among children. It attempts to overcome the existing educational challenges by introducing interactive content and periodic assessments, making the process of learning more interesting, fun and effective.
ImpactSince inception, SHIKSHA Initiative has touched 25000 students in 500 schools and trained 812 teachers in using ICT to make pedagogy more effective and engaging. Currently, SHIKSHA Initiative is operating in Sitapur, Bulandshahr and Gautam Buddha Nagar to enhance the quality of education, enrich the learning process and nurture lifelong learners.
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I had not thought that Primary Education can have such an innovation that children in rural schools will study using Smart class. Shiksha is doing that and we should all support with with an open heart.
Ramesh Kumar Mishra DM Hardoi
Education through technology facilitates the learning of P.S. Dhoom Manikpur students and boost their aptitude, efficiency and performance. ICT has a range of potential impact on students’ learning outcome such as substantial increase in student enrollment, improved attendance, increased knowledge of school subjects, improved attitudes about learning, and the acquisition of new skills. Moreover, it supports classroom outcome by making class more interactive and learning enjoyable. Additionally, ICT has an impact on students beyond their knowledge of school subjects and has a positive effect on student motivation and their attitude towards technology. Students of our school also availed the opportunity to use modern technology such as tablets. Furthermore, it supports teacher in the development of their technology skills, knowledge of new pedagogical approaches, as well as attain mastery of content and improves attitudes towards teaching.
ICT based intervention for better learning outcomes
Meenu, (SHIKSHA Initiative representative working as a teacher in school) constantly makes an effort to engage students with ICT education leading to increased learning level. It has been observed that students studying in smart classes score significantly higher in tests than students studying in regular classroom. P.S. Dhoom Manikpur School is thankful to Shiv Nadar Foundation for introducing SHIKSHA Initiative in grade 1 and 2 of our school and help integrate technology in the classroom.
Mridula (Asst. Teacher, P.S. Dhoom Manikpur, Dadri)
I really liked the fact that Shiksha content mirrors the textbook and is really engaging.
Ashish Dhawan Founder Of Central Square Foundation And Ashoka University
Your work is like a dream in Basic education. Continue it and extend it in other schools. Amit Kumar Gupta, Special Secretary Of CM Of UP