RISE – Approach

The project has adopted a modular and replicable approach, which makes it easy to enlarge in scale and coverage; an innovative curriculum and teaching learning methodology which prepares the child for school enrolment and subsequent retention and learning. There are in-built components to ensure long-term sustainability of the project.

The RISE model is built on three tier structure and works on a cluster approach, which helps in implementation, management and monitoring of the project. The basic unit of the project, located in the village or slum, is the bottom tier and is the hub of all action. All centres are connected to nearby primary schools. 50 RISECentres located within a radius of 20kms form a cluster which is governed by a nodal centre. All nodal centres report to the main administrative centre.

To begin with, an action area is identified for the project on the basis of secondary data and reports. A random sampling and survey is done in the area to locate primary schools and identify the eligible beneficiaries for the project. A nodal centre is established in the area and a staff is recruited. 50 RISEcentres are established under each nodal centre where beneficiaries are enrolled.

The educators, mobilisers and supervisors take care of the admission formalities, including preparing the affidavits and documents required. They also maintain contact with the school and monitor the learning progress of the school children.