LAMP (Learning and Migrant Program)

Every child can learn, however in over a million of schools across the country only a small set of children do well academically and move through the grades while a significant percentage of children are often left behind. The teacher student ratios are often too unrealistic and teachers find it difficult to cater to needs of all children. Therefore, the way classrooms are organized, a child without home support faces a daunting challenge in acquiring even basic literacy, the most critical part in the whole learning continuum. Parents of first generation learners cannot provide home support and tuition. In other words, neglect of early grades i.e. primary school, leads to accumulated learning deficit which makes teachers’ inputs in later classes ineffective.

During the last few decades, school education facilities in India have increased manifold. Almost all children have access to primary schools within a kilometre, near universal enrolment has been achieved, and a substantial number of school buildings and teachers have been added. Parental awareness towards education has also witnessed a tremendous boost. But in spite of these significant developments, for majority of children, the average years spent in school remain less than five. In other words a sizeable number of children leave school without completing even primary grades.  School completion still remains a distant dream for a very large number of Indian children, especially girls, and children from disadvantaged groups. The strategy includes key focus areas - Access, Learning, Participation, and Governance and Systemic integration - a continuum that provides a cohesive framework for intervention.

Swadeep is currently implementing field based programs, in partnership with the American India Foundation, TCSRD,  100 schools and SMC strengthening project in Mahuva block of Bhavnagar district, with the focus on strengthening learning levels from primary grades on wards and supporting children to complete schooling, Swadeep demonstrates and motivates government school teachers to participate (through training & classroom practice), build capacity of the School Management Committee, PRIs member, parents, women and youth.

Who We Are?

SWADEEP was established in 2005, focusing on sustainable and integrated Rural Development of the vulnerable, with a special focus on children and women. The organization lays emphasis on transparency, accountability, community mobilization, participation and ownership.