EDUCATION IS CHANGE

We create and implement English programs with customized content and methods, all carefully designed to be effective, easy, enjoyable, and empowering for both children and teachers. We work in vernacular medium government schools up to eighth grade to bring them to their grade-level proficiency in the shortest possible time.

However,

There is a large foundational skills gap, including in English, preventing the bulk of young India from being employable and reaching their potential.
Over 51% of children in the fifth grade cannot read simple three-letter words, despite having English in their curriculum from 1st grade in most states.
The huge learning gaps in primary years lead to lower confidence and inability to cope with higher education, including STEM.
National Education Policy (draft) of 2019 recommends that functional English be taught as an additional language in a high-quality manner to young children to break the current divide between the economic elite and the rest of the country.

CURRENT YEAR IMPACT

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Students

13,800

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Govt. Teachers

370

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Volunteers

360

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Schools

130

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Hours Taught

30,000

An India where the mind is without fear, head is held high, and knowledge is free.
(Inspired by Tagore)
To give every child an opportunity to live a life of dignity by enabling quality education for all.
(Inspired by Gandhiji)

STEPPING UP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Step Up For India designs and implements English programs in resource-poor, non-English medium government schools — to instill in children a sense of confidence towards independent learning. We provide comprehensive solutions to help those children who are inclined to drop out of higher classes — accounting for upto 36% of students — cope with their curriculum.

We have partnered with the Department of Education, Karnataka to deliver remedial assistance, resources, and training to make learning more effective, easy, and enjoyable. Working within existing frameworks, we understand ground realities and tackle them with precise interventions in a two-pronged, result-oriented approach.

Our two-pronged approach

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Teacher Support

Government school teachers are provided with scripted lesson plans, custom tools, and training to improve their English skills and teach more effectively. This fosters better participation and learning in students.

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Volunteer Intervention

In schools where additional support is required, English-speaking volunteers are trained with customized teaching materials and provided with timely support to help students improve English skills in as short a time period as possible.

OUR PROGRAMS

Remedial English Accelerated Program (REAP)

REAP is taught by government school teachers, providing remedial assistance to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

Teacher Empowerment Program (TEP)

TEP lends support to primary government school teachers from 1st to 5th grade with resources and training to better implement government curriculum.

Primary English Program (PEP)

PEP is volunteer-taught and aimed at 4th and 5th grade students in urban schools.

Distance PEP

Distance PEP is remotely implemented in digitally equipped schools to help 4th and 5th grade students.

Step Up For India is:

To implement and realize these
programs, we...

Create

adaptable and scalable programs

Engage

students through interactive participatory methodologies

Empower

students for technology-based programs and courses

Collaborate

with the government school systems to ensure
zero drop-outs

OUR
PARTNERS