Gyan Shala provides high quality education at a low cost in urban slums. The mission of Gyan Shala is to ensure the quality of basic education to the children from poor rural and urban families on par with what is available to high income or elite social groups.
Each Gyan Shala school is a single classroom with minimal infrastructure, run in small rented spaces for an average of 25 children per shift in two shifts. Gyan Shala’s elementary model has proven its effectiveness and is ready for rapid expansion wherever there is strong government support and substantial need for increasing capacity and quality of education.
EAC supports Gyan Shala’s plan to set up program in Gujarat and Bihar states. The project aims to provide 2,300 classes, with the aim of enrolling 68,200 over the course of four years.
For more information on this EAC implementing partner, please visit the Gyan Shala website.
An estimated 1.6 million children in India remain out of school despite significant increases in access to primary schools through the government’s Education for All Movement. EAC and its partner Gyan Shala are working to decrease the number of OOSC in Bihar State, India by 226,664 through the implementation of the Bihar-SCERT Program for OOSC.
With EAC support, the Gyan Shala Urban Slums Classrooms project is working to reach a substantial number of children in India’s urban slums who remain out of school despite significant increases in access to primary schools through the government’s Education for All Movement.