Publications

Rising From Stones - An NEG-FIRE initiative to stop child labour in the illegal quarries of Sasaram

New Education Group – Foundation for Innovation and Research in Education (NEG-FIRE) in partnership with Rohtas Educational and Associated Programmes (REAP) has been engaged in eradication of child labourers working in 10 stone quarries of Sasaram block, Bihar, since the year 2008-09. This report documents the intervention, its outcome and impact and is based on desk reviews of documents and materials, field visits and discussions with stakeholders and project implementation personnel.

Learning Outcomes of Children and Teachers' Attitude and Skills on Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education - A Rapid Assessment in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh

NEG-FIRE, in association with SOVA (Koraput, Odisha) and Nature (Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh), the two partner organisations, has been promoting Mother Tongue-Based Multi-Lingual Education (MTB-MLE) at Potangi (Koraput) and Dumbriguda (Vishakhapatnam) blocks, respectively.In order to assess improvement in learning outcomes during the current phase of the intervention, a baseline survey was conducted as soon as the projects started both at Potangi and Dumbriguda. This was to be followed by periodic /other assessments of learning levels of children. Besides, it was felt that in view of the on-going efforts for capacity building of school teachers, it is also important to have a rapid assessment of their current perceptions and abilities to use MTB-MLE materials in classrooms. It is in this context that the present assessment is located

IMPROVING ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION FOR THE NOMADIC MENDICANT AND ENTERTAINER TRIBES - STATUS, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

This report presents findings and analyses from a research study commissioned by NEG-FIRE to identify the opportunities and challenges to education faced by the Nomadic Tribes and Denotified Tribes in the State of Maharashtra. Focusing particularly on the nomadic mendicants and entertainers found in the Latur and Solapur districts, it draws upon their socio-economic status, livelihood choices, migration patterns, awareness levels and attitudes towards education, in order to lay the foundation for a comprehensive intervention aimed at improving the educational attainments of their children.

KHEL SE MEL – SOCIAL INCLUSION THROUGH PLAY

This report is an attempt to document play(s) or Khel Se Mel (KSM) activities, which are an important component of the majority of its programmes, and help to promote socially inclusive practices among young children through the medium of plays. The purpose of documentation is to develop a single compact document in the form of an easy-to-use handbook for the benefits of teachers, trainers and development practitioners who are working in the domain of education at the grassroots. The documented activities have been presented in the same manner as they are performed by children.​

The State of Secondary Education in Maharajganj District – Understanding Differential Opportunities and Vulnerabilities from a Gender Perspective

The report highlights essential elements related to secondary education in 3 blocks in Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh, India, through a gender outlook. Considering that secondary education holds immense potential to contribute to a community and the country's economic growth, it becomes imperative for both girls and boys to have access to secondary education and thus be instrumental to the sustainable development of their community and the country at large.

Cultural Expressions Impart Creative Learning

NEG-FIRE's Cultural Expressions Programme is an effort towards creating a holistic educational environment for the children of the marginalised Savara and Jatapu tribes of Vizianagaram District in Andhra Pradesh. The learning materials and methodology for the programme are developed through community participation by bringing in the traditional knowledge of art, craft, music and dance.This report showcases the approach, key elements, objectives and the achievements of the programme so that it can be understood in a new perspective and be replicated, elsewhere.

Edu-leader: A Transformative Force

Edu-leadership Programme of NEG-FIRE is developed and implemented with the understanding that for educating the children from the marginalised and excluded communities and regions, community leaders are the only source that can influence and encourage community through educational facilities available and, thus, transform the community in a sustainable manner. This report on Edu-leadership Programme is an attempt to capture the key elements of the intervention and document how this strategy has evolved and been integrated into various programmes.

Piloting Mother Tongue-Based Multi Lingual Education in Madhya Pradesh

With active participation and support of state governments, linguistic departments, local NGOs, National MLE Consultant Support Group and tribal communities, NEG-FIRE has developed and designed MT-Based MLE materials in 12 tribal languages for communities living in 7 states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh for Class I to III.This report specifically examines the effectiveness of the MT-Based MLE intervention of NEG-FIRE in 30 pilot schools in Dindori and Mandla districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Collective Knowledge for Action Final Report

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Baseline Survey Report (December - 2013)

Ensuring quality education for marginalized children through building a transformative Force.

Bilingual story books

Bilingual story books: 'Shilpakarmi' (Marathi and Takari dialect), 'Katalvat' (Marathi and Vadari dialect) and 'Bhatoli Katha' (Marathi and Chaparband dialect)

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