NISA Quality Coalition
NISA Quality Coalition is an initiative to improve the quality of education in budget private schools (BPS) by bridging the gap between the needs of these schools and the wide array of services that are available in the market today.
Since its inception, NISA has been dedicated towards improving quality of education in BPS. Our consistent focus has been to advocate and build commitment from school owners and state associations towards improving quality of education in their schools. We also conduct research on various issues related to BPS in order to identify requirements and challenges of BPS owners’ vis-à-vis quality of education.
The STIR Education is based on the belief that the most effective method of change is to build on what the best teachers and schools are already doing. It identifies, tests and scales school teachers led ‘micro innovations’ in order to improve educational outcomes for the poorest children. STIR consists of three stages-Identification and selection of micro-innovation; Initial testing of micro innovation and brokering partnerships to take micro-innovations to scale. STIR aims to create partnerships with NGO’s, governments and private sector organizations to take the most successful micro-innovations to scale, as well as creating a range of income streams for organizational sustainability. Thus it aims to directly increase the attainment of 3-5 million children and indirectly, influence the educational outcomes of tens of millions more through its wider policy impact.
NISA is partnering with Stir on their Stir in a box Model. We are conducting the micro innovations search in our NISA schools, Rajpura, Punjab. We aim to encourage the idea of low cost innovations which have a direct impact on improving quality education.
The 'Earthian 2013' Program initiated by Wipro is an annual sustainability program for schools across India. This year’s central theme is ‘water’. There is a finite amount of water on earth and every country across the globe is facing water problems in some form or another. In a scenario like this, the first step is to understand the important aspects of water that surrounds us. Hence, Earthian’s activities this year are designed to help students understand water and connect it to other aspects of ecology and society as well as the global text. The 'Earthian 2013' program is a competition in which every school must participate as it gives the participants an out-of-the-textbook real life experience and also gives the students an opportunity to develop sustainable thinking.
NISA aims to reach out to over 350 schools to encourage them to actively engage in the competition so as to encourage experiential learning on sustainable water development.
|Educational Innovations (EI)|
Educational Innovations (EI) is an education initiative in the field of Curriculum Development and Teacher Education with a primary focus to improve the teaching and learning experience in schools.
EI along with NISA aims at strengthening schools to re-imagine curriculum and empower teachers with best practices. The Curriculum Development projects help schools to map the content being taught, in the classroom teaching-learning and student achievement in the forms of assessments thereby closing the loop of learning for the students. From defining lesson plans to constructing assessment and evaluation frameworks, EI mentors teachers to deliver curricular goals effectively.
NISA has tied up with EI to create lesson plans for 4 schools in order to effectively improve in class room teaching.
|Indian School Finance Company|
ISFC is India’s first and only Non Banking Finance Company providing loans exclusively to Schools, School eduprenuers, Vocational Colleges and Institutions and education Eco space. ISFC’s customized loans help these eduprenuers and institutions to build their infrastructure, which helps them grow in size and enable them to impart quality education to students. For more information, visit http://www.isfc.in/
SPORTATHON – is an innovation to give a new shape to school sports education through scientifically designed curriculum, age appropriate equipment, teacher’s training, monitoring tools and overall support. India’s pioneer enterprise offers one stop customized sports solution, which fit into school’s timetable, budget, and infrastructure and cater to all stakeholders (children, teachers, parents & school leaders). For more information, visit www.sportathon.in
|Zaya Learning Labs|
Zaya is an organization with the mission of changing the education landscape in India. The organisation’s approach is to work in schools with in-classroom models of providing Zaya Labkits to teachers and out of school with ‘After School Labs’ to provide supplemental learning to children. They focus on a child centric education model, which will help bridge the achievement gap for every child in the country. For more information, visit zaya.in