On the 20th of February 2018 the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) invited NGO’s, funding partners and ministers from various state education departments to a consultative workshop on Government School Partnerships that enhance access to quality education within states.
The Objectives of the workshop were as follows:
- Display successful Public Private Partnership (PPP) models that have supported education quality enhancement within various states.
- Constructing a common framework for such partnerships and model for scale – up.
Muktangan, as one of the successful PPP models; was invited to present its account of over 15 years of working within public sector schools. Ms. Dymphena Dias our Programme Leader, instrumental for programme administration across Muktangan’s seven schools, Ms. Jumana Rampurawala, leader of Muktangan’s Teacher Development Programme and Mr. Keshav Satose key liaison between the Paragon Charitable Trust and the MCGM represented the Muktangan programme at the consultation. They presented the journey and growth of the Muktangan programme within MCGM schools from a one-room Balwadi to seven full-fledged English Medium SSC schools.
The workshop concluded with a conceptual draft structure for setting up of a Core Group, that will be trusted to compile successful PPP models within the states and share the same with the Centre; who will, in turn, work together with individual state governments to implement and scale models best suited to each state’s individual education requirements.