INNOVATION IN PUBLIC EDUCATION
World over, high quality government funded public education systems are a proven bedrock for societal progress. In India, the scale of the demand poses a challenge for most governments across the country. Tranquil Charitable Foundation (TCF) was founded to try and bring an innovative approach to address this challenge. Our mission is to develop a scalable and sustainable solution to improving educational outcomes for students and alumni of publicly funded government schools through active local community participation.
Gubbalala Higher Primary School (GHPS – Bangalore South) is a typical kannada medium government school that faces the regular challenges of infrastructure, student-teacher ratio and other challenges. GHPS was formally adopted by Tranquil Charitable Foundation (TCF) through an MoU signed with the Karnataka Dept of Education, to adopt the school under the “Shale Dattu Yojana” scheme in Jan 2011.
Over the past years, TCF has partnered with the school in various ways including infrastructure support (water supply, bathroom facilities, additional lighting, etc.), student support (uniforms, stationery, medical checkups, etc.), teaching & academic support (additional teacher-aides hiring & funding, sponsorship for participation in external exams, etc.) including direct academic intervention through volunteers from our apartment complex. In recent years, we have expanded our partnership to include support for all the alumni of GHPS in pursuit of their academic desires in high school and beyond.