Education is a fundamental social initiative, a human right which has a cascading impact on numerous other aspects like poverty, health, gender inequality and human rights. Quality education ensures growth in social, economic and civic dimensions impacting collective conscious of future generations to come.
With the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005, the Government of India has laid down the foundation for a great change within the educational system, and the Right to Education Act is Government’s tool to ensure a physical framework for implementation of NCF.
Poor education, absentee teachers or unplanned curricula is tantamount to no education at all hence HPPI is dedicated to working with government and state agencies to ensure that children and youth get equal opportunity and access to quality Education along with improved learning outcomes.
HPPI’s educational programs aim to provide knowledge, skills, techniques and information which enable people to know their rights and reach their full potential. It also breaks the cycle of poverty and closes the gender gap in basic education.
HPPI runs 5 educational programs namely Necessary Teacher Training Program (NeTT), Academy for Working Children, Girls Bridge Education, Step up Centers and Prarambh. NeTT and Prarambh focus on incubating quality teachers while Academy for Working Children, Girls Bridge Education Centers and Step-Up Centers focus on essential education for out of school, multi grade, multi level mostly first generation learners.
- Necessary Teacher Training program (NeTT): More than 4,700 teachers trained in 20 State-run teacher training institutes (DIETs & GETTIs) in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, impacting nearly 3 lakh primary school students in these states. At present 4,152 student-teachers are undergoing training under the NeTT Programme in 19 DIETs and GETTIs in the above mentioned States.
- Academy for Working Children: 10,376 out-of-school children educated and 1,500 youth trained through vocational training courses. 691 children currently enroled in 8 centres covering 4 districts of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
- KADAM - The Step Up Programme: Currently 396 Step Up centres reach out to 11,307 children across 11 districts of Haryana.
- Girls Bridge Courses: Educate 9-14 year old out of school girls and enrol them in main stream education system through 20 girl education centres in Mewat and Gurgaon
- Prarambh: 4-year integrated teacher training program in collaboration with the Government of Haryana. 162 prospective teachers enrolled, of which, 70% are women.