The relationship between infrastructure and learning outcome and motivation is widely established, yet due to lack of resource infrastructure mostly gets ignored in the Indian context for public schooling. In most state run schools, basic facilities such as 100% availability of functioning toilets, 100% schools having 100% well lit up classes are still considered desirable settings and thus a school designed for providing a learning environment yet seems to be a distant dream. Provision for playgrounds and construction of boundary walls, both exhibit the largest shortfall, with 40% schools not having a playground and 43% not having a boundary wall.
School infrastructure transformation focuses on the Child Friendly Schools approach, developed by UNICEF, and puts the child at the center of a holistic learning and teaching environment with six key dimensions. These dimensions are firmly embedded with defined standards with the aim of creating an enabling physical environment fit for every child’s education. The transformation of the school is also mapped on different standards designed to ensure increasing levels of comfort and efficient functioning of the school.
Assessment level 1-6
To support school transformation further from present scenario to desirable state, these product lines are further divided into 6 levels. These 6 levels support in assessing the current scenario and also selection of desired level of school transformation. These levels further support prioritisation of budget as well.
Level 1- Unfit for being occupied by the students
Level 2- Fit for basic accommodation
Level 3- Fit for basic Educational Activity
Level 4- Fit for Effective Education
Level 5- Above Standard Educational Infrastructure
Level 6- Excellent Educational Infrastructure
In context to public schools, most of the schools are found in Level 1 to 2 of the “Must” category. As most public schools are found in Level 2 (Fit for basic education): having basic toilet facilities, appropriate number of classrooms in accordance with the enrollment and no proper room for library, not having any lab space and playground (without having engaging playing facilities).
In the School Transformation Project, Ennoble is committed to transform schools at least for Level 5 of “should” category. Schools transformed under this category will have an enabling environment along with products and facilities which can facilitate engaging experiential education for holistic development of the students. The level 6 comes under “could” Category.
Executing @ Scale
Partner- We partner with Government, Corporates and NGOs like Mahindra, Godrej, Ulhasnagar Government and many more. We have transformed 6 schools in India.
Design- We have designed this program for a holistic transformation of schools.
Monitor- Our team will be monitoring the implementation of the program.