Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Department of School Education, Government of Haryana to support landmark state-wide school Quality Improvement Programme (QIP).
The QIP will have its impact on 1.6 million children in grades 1 to 8 of approximately 12000 government primary and middle schools across the state.
The QIP was announced earlier this year by the Chief Minister of Haryana, as part of the Mukhya Mantri Siksha Diksha Yojna (MMSDY). The program is being closely monitored by Department of School Education, and district officials responsible for providing education services for over 15,000 schools and 80,000 teachers serving 2.7 million children in the state of Haryana.
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has invested over INR 745 crores ($120 million) in India since 2006. Through this collaboration, the Foundation will provide funding over a three year period to Boston Consulting Group, to provide the support for effective implementation and scale-up of this project.
The Quality Improvement Programme was commenced in 2006 and witnessed a systemic transformation initiative to impact learning levels of children in Haryana, through creation of an educational management model, according to program officials. This approach that engages multiple stakeholders fosters innovation and builds organizational capacity – which can be replicated across the country.
Debasish Mitter, country director-India, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, said, “Ten interventions have been recommended to bring about state-wide education transformation including measuring and tracking progress, focusing the education system towards academic quality, leadership training, communication and cultural transformation, pedagogical changes and teacher training, and management information systems.”