Muktangan - Paragon Charitable Trust

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Muktangan is an innovative educational model integrating school and teacher education. Started in 2003, a partnership between Paragon Charitable Trust and the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), our educational model addresses the shortcomings in the mainstream education system. Its community-based, low-cost, inclusive, child-centered methodology has evolved over 14 years in our Teacher Education Centre and 7 English-medium Mumbai Municipal schools from Preschool to Grade X, which have been entrusted to us to run. Through its 7 municipal schools, all located in Worli / Parel in Mumbai, it offers child-centered education to over 3600 children from underserved communities and has trained 770 community members as teachers of which 475 teachers have been employed by us.
Muktangan has grown organically and our "total systems" model of Integrated Teacher and School Education has over the years gained ever increasing recognition as a "Centre of Excellence". Currently, at the State level, a team of Muktangan is working towards strengthening and contextualising the learnings through outreach partnerships in both urban and rural settings and a strong programme of advocacy for these learnings is rapidly developing, with Mukangan teachers playing a key role in these initiatives. On the international front, we are currently in partnership with the Singapore International Foundation for a 3-year project for enhancement and pedagogy of Early Childhood Education

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Theory of Change: Muktangan has grown organically and rapidly over 14 years. The learnings are now being strengthened and contextualized by us through outreach partnerships in differing settings, both urban and rural. Muktangan school teachers, along with their regular role in the schools, as experienced practitioners, also play and will continue to play a key role in these initiatives. Simultaneously, a strong program of advocacy for these learnings is rapidly developing.
We believe that by thus influencing government policy to adopt and implement the learnings from our proven model, the scale of impact so achieved will far exceed that achieved through our independent replication of the approach
Muktangan’s holistic model whose proven effectiveness lies in its core principle of integration of the any factors none of which in isolation have shown long term or wide spread results.
The specific ask from you is towards supporting our Muktangan education program that includes learnings for approximately 3600 students (grade KG to 10) and professional development of 475 teachers.

Fund Utilization in 2017

Total funds raised in 2017 - INR 1752388

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Project NameMuktangan Education Programme
Amount Utilized (INR)1752388
Project DescriptionThe Muktangan programme is truly “education for the community by the community” With community members being trained as teachers, the education offered is more culturally relevant for the students. The Muktangan schools are bubbling centers of active learning where community teachers are facilitating a
holistic learning process, catering to all domains of development (cognitive, affective, physical and aesthetic). A low pupil: teacher ratio of 14:1 enables an
individualized approach which ensures children have the freedom to learn at their own unique sequence. Also, since the teachers have themselves been trained in a method where conceptual understanding (through child observation) is the focus (rather than rote learning) the pedagogy adopted with students is naturally based on
“Thinking – Doing – Reflecting”.
The amount donated through Mumbai Marathon was spent towards the education of primary children, salary of pre-service trainees and towards the purchase of education-aid(computers).
LocationsMumbai City > Maharashtra (MH)
CausesEducation > Teacher Training,Education > School Adoption,Education > Early Childhood Learning
Impact1) 85% of our students appearing for board examination in 10th grade have got a score of 1st class and above in comparison to 50% from mainstream schools in the state of Maharashtra. Our figure includes 10% students who are certified with learning disabilities.
2) 90% attendance of students and teachers as compared to 75% in mainstream schools. (ASER report 2016).
3) 75% Muktangan teachers have on an average doubled their family income since joining and more than 80% are now pursuing further qualifications.
Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 Children Education 382
2 Teachers 33
` 614301 of ` 3000000
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Arjita Sengupta
HDFC Asset Management Company Limited
HDFC Asset Management Company Limited