100&Change: 2021

Sampark Foundation

Disruptive Inclusive Innovation to Improve Learning Outcomes in Public Schools

Drive significant improvement in learning outcomes among 20 million children in 200,000 public-schools through disruptive, inclusive innovations effectively implemented in partnership with the government.

Submitted: August 2019
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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2021
Current Work Location(s):
  • State of Chhattīsgarh, India
  • State of Uttarakhand, India
  • State of Himāchal Pradesh, India
  • State of Haryāna, India
  • State of Jharkhand, India
  • State of Uttar Pradesh, India
  • State of Jharkhand, India
  • State of Chhattīsgarh, India
Priority Population(s):
  • Children and youth
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 4. Quality education

Executive Summary

How do you solve the problem that faces 144 million children in India’s government schools where 6 out of 10 cannot read grade-2 text and 8 out of 10 cannot do simple math sums. Our design thinking assumption is that if we ignite the classroom by bringing innovation in the interface of the teacher and child and implement it at scale in partnership with government –we can solve this problem. This gave birth to Sampark Smart Shala with 5 innovative elements including an Audio box with a voice mascot called “Sampark Didi” and BOT enabled mobile App that works without internet combined with extensive teacher training and rigorous real time monitoring. This has helped us achieve over 40% increase in learning outcomes for 7 million children in 76,000 rural schools at just $1 per child/annum and we hope to reach 20 million children in 200,000 schools over next five years

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Sampark Foundation

website: http://www.samparkfoundation.org
Organization Headquarters
Gautam Buddha Nagar, State of Uttar Pradesh, India
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
< $10 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
100 to 299

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