Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Sanjay is Government High School teacher in Harapanahalli, a small town in North Karnataka. He was not keen to attend the training, thinking it would be a waste of time. On Day 1, he planned to come for a couple of hours. Few hours later, he continued to stay and engaged in play, dancing, theatre, fun and learning. On Day 2, he was one of the first to arrive and gave more than his full participation. Post the training, he observed a visible shift in his behavior towards students - he was listening, observing and engaging them without anger or aggression. He brought more play and facilitation in his approach with immediate results. He sent a recommendation letter to all teachers and he re-discovered his passion for teaching.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Engaged 500 teachers from 18 partners
1. 100% have stated they have a deeper understanding of the young person and their adversity.
2. 80% have learnt new skills to engage young people in learning productively and without using corporate punishment
3. 80% believe they will bring more empathy and listening in their classrooms after the training.
Engaged 5000 young people directly from 24 partners in Life Skills programs and established a ground-up innovation lab for learning.
Projected Future Impact
1. Engage 2000 teachers over 2 years to enhance their creativity, empathy, ability to listen, create safe learning spaces and being more authentic as role models for over 200,000 young people.
2. Measure Life Skills Impact on a sample of 2000 young people.
3. Develop a proof of design and impact at scale that can be taken to over 100,000 teachers with government partnerships.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
1. Engage 2000 teachers across Urban and Rural India in the Teacher Development Program
2. Establish Impact at Scale for further adoption by government to reform teacher learning across India
3. Advocate for re-imagining learning curriculum through a network of partner NGOs (over 20), volunteers (over 2000) and strategic partners
4. Build a time of Lead Trainers for replication and adoption across regions through alumni who have been through our training
5. Create a technology platform for teacher resources and continuous learning