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Welcome to Vikalp’s Foundation – Alternate Learning Foundation

Vikalp’s Alternate Learning Foundation is Not for Profit Organization, registered as Section 8 company. We have the required registration in section 80G of the Income Tax Act which provides income tax exemption to the donor. At the core of Vikalp is its commitment to impact learning outcomes of school-going-children through implementation of experiential learning. Education programs works with schools, teachers, and the community to impart quality education. We work closely with government, corporations, and local communities. Our intention is to develop a scalable and sustainable model that can be replicated on a large scale by the government, institutions and like-minded organizations. We have already done this in following 6 projects:-

PROJECTS

SCHOOLS OF DELHI GOVERNMENT

Project :  “Play Math”

Sponsor : GE Foundation

Area : Schools of Directorate of Education (DoE), Delhi Government in Delhi State.

Achievement : In the year 18-19, there was 26% improvement in learning outcome. In the current year focus is on capacity building of teachers so that they can carry forward this project on their own.

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SCHOOLS OF KARNATAKA GOVT.

Project :  “Experience the Experiental Learning Movement”

Sponsor  :  Navya Disha & Grameen Kota

Area  :  All Government schools of Tumakuru and Belagavi district of Karnataka

Objective :  Shift from blackboard teaching to experiential learning in everyday teaching-learning practice. This movement is expected to enhance learning outcome and decrease absenteeism in schools. Focus was on teacher’s training so that teachers can facilitate activities inside classroom.

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND

Sponsor:  Sasakawa-India Leprosy Foundation (SILF)

Area: Indore, Ujjain, Dhar, Barwani, Bankura, West Midnapore, Solapur, Dhanbada and Rourkela district in india.

Objective: Most students from leprosy-affected families experience school failure, they become frustrated with lack of achievement. Most of them feel alienated and they dropout from school.  As an acdemic partner of SILF, our objective is conduct remedial classes for the dropout students in order to bring them back to mainstem education.

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“ROTE to REAL” in SCHOOLS OF NEPAL

Sponsor: Children of the Mountain

Area: Schools in Tanahun and Ghorka districts in Nepal

Objective: Enhance Learning outcome by making a shift from theoretical “ROTE” learning to practical “REAL” learning. Its Hands-on-Learning’ Programs where concepts are introduced using Physical tools. Once children start understanding, they practise the concepts on learning APP. Simultaneously they apply their understanding on workbooks.

UPGRADING TEACHERS OF UP GOVT. SCHOOLS

Sponsor: Nucleus Foundation- Foundation of Nucleus Software

Area: UP govt schools of Dadri, Jewar, Gutam Buddha Nagar and Bulandsahr in Uttar Pradesh

Objective: Enhancing Learning outcome by implementing experiential learning program in Government school of Uttar Pradesh. As an academic partner of Nucleus Foundation, we supplied learning aids to schools and trained government school teachers of UP. This training was focused on building the capacity of teachers. Teachers were trained on how to conduct activities and act as a facilitator instead of instructor.

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MISSION EDUCATION

Sponsor: Smile Foundation

Area: 240 centres in 23 states

Objective: Providing quality education to underprivileged children. Last year this mission impacted 49246 Children directly provided education through 240 centres in 23 states. We being their academic partner of smile foundation provided learning aids and teacher training so that quality education can be delivered in their centres.

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Capacity Building

Teacher’s enrichment program empowers teachers to implement experiential learning inside classroom. Through our chapter wise training we take on-site training sessions on each concept, followed by handholding session in which our trainers and school teachers jointly take class. After the session there is discussion between the trainer and school teacher on what went wrong/right during the session. This helps a teacher to make a shift from instructor to facilitator.

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Environmental consciousness

We prefer to use products which are eco-friendly and recyclable. The idea is to foster environment consciousness among children. Basic material used is recycled corrugated sheets. Same is used to manufacture cartoon boxes. Objective is to sensitize children towards reuse of cartoon boxes which is normally thrown after usage. It encourages children to change carton boxes and other waste materials lying at home into something useful.

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Livelihood Creation

Un-skilled and semi-skilled women are employed by us to assemble the products, creating livelihood opportunities for them. We want the usage of the product to grow as much or to add more products so that we can create more opportunities for livelihoods. This again was a conscious decision despite the increased cost, time and effort; as we did not want to lose out on opportunity to bring livelihood to women and economically empower the mothers of our future generation.

What Motivates Us?

Problem
An estimated 617 million children and adolescents around the world are unable to reach minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics – even though two thirds of them are in school. According to UIS estimates, 60% of children and adolescents of primary and lower secondary school age are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in mathematics.
Source: 2019 UNESCO Institute of Statistics

Solution
We work for improving the quality of education in schools. This we do by helping schools shift from blackboard teaching to experiential learning in everyday classroom transactions. Objective is to makes learning more meaningful, engaging and fun using our PHYSITAL (Physical + digital) tools. Capacity building of stakeholders are integral part of it. This change will impact enrolment, attendance and learning outcome in schools.
This is in tune with the following SDG goals of UN: –
4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls’ and boys’ complete quality primary education.
4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development.
4.C By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers.

GET Involved – Sponsor our Projects

Corporate, Other Foundation and Individuals can sponsor our projects or we can support your existing projects or centers. To sponsor our projects or to make a donation to Vikalp Foundation, please write to gupta.dinesh@vikalpindia.com

Our Partners

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