Dear Friend of STIR,
It’s been an exciting and challenging period as we have begun our new strategic path to ignite and sustain teacher intrinsic motivation across India and Uganda and impact 60 million children by 2022.
There have certainly been a few bumps in the road, but overall we’re really encouraged by the progress being made:
We are learning a lot in the field of government collaboration and our CEO, Sharath shares these learnings in an article published in SSIR:
- We have agreed to scale our model with the Ugandan Ministry of Education & Sports (MoES) and the national teachers’ union (UNATU) in Uganda in 2018, which will involve working with every teacher and every school by 2021, impacting close to 8 million children.
- We recently signed an MOU with the State Council for Education and Research Training (SCERT) in Delhi, to reflect our new system-led delivery model there. This has involved officials taking the place of STIR staff, allowing us to operate one level higher, playing the role of catalysts for systems change. This year alone we will work with close to 19,000 teachers across Delhi's 1,000+ secondary schools.
- In Karnataka, where we have launched system-led delivery in four districts, we have run the first set of training institutes with the local government officials who are responsible for running and managing networks of teachers.