The FDS Academy Model is for the population, where government school is not available or non functional in terms of infrastructure or availability of quality education. FDS signs MoU with philanthropists/donors and District Government/ Education Department before intervening in schools and improves quality of education through training of teachers and School Management Committees. School starts with pre-primary class that focuses on Early Childhood Development. Infrastructure is ensured with provision of basic facilities like water, electricity, separate bathroom for girls, furniture and safe play areas etc.
The objectives of this model are to:
Provide and promote primary education for girls in underprivileged areas.
Increase the access and improve the quality of teaching/learning in community based primary schools.
Build the capacity and commitment of Parents towards their child’s education.
Involve Parents Education Board (PEB) for the sustainability of schools.
Identification of area/village
Identification and finalization of place for school (Minimum 3-4 rooms building).
Sign MoU with concerned education department/Institution/Organization /owner of school.
Baseline and screening of school
Formation / Stren-gthening of SMC/ Parent Education Board/CBO.
Account opening of PEB/CBO
Infrastructure development of school building (Color & paint (etc) if needed)
Hiring/recruitment of teachers
Training of teachers and SMC/PEB/CBO members
Provision of furniture, equipment, teaching & learning material
Screening of children for malnutrition and other health impairments.
Conduction of on-job sessions for teachers.
Arrangement of inter exchange exposure visits of SMC/PEB/CBO, teachers, head teachers and district Government / Education Department officials.
Regular meetings with SMC/PEB/CBOs
Monthly monitoring/supervision visits
Bi- Annual & Annual assessment of students.
Registration of school for up gradation from primary to Middle and Secondary level (if required).