Ranchi, : The Government of Jharkhand’s Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEAL) hosted a consultation workshop with NGOs on ‘Transforming Education through Partnership’. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Shri. Uma Shankar Singh, State Project Director, Government of Jharkhand and Manmohan Singh from Piramal Foundation to work together for improving student learning outcomes in Government Schools in Pakur and Sahibganj for four years.
Shri. Raghubar Das, Hon Chief Minister of Jharkhand mentioned that the state has made tremendous progress in improving infrastructure and providing access to school education. He added, “There is a strong aspiration among the Jharkhand System to bring innovation in education through partnerships.” Smt. Neera Yadav, Hon Education Minister of Jharkhand shared that the State may upgrade Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya’s beyond class VIII to ensure that the girl child gets an opportunity to demand ‘Pehle Padhayi, Phir Bidayi’. Shri. Anil Swarup, CEO, State Development Council of Jharkhand, Shri. Sudhir Tripathi, Chief Secretary Government of Jharkhand and Shri Amrendra Pratap Singh, Principal Secretary, DoSEAL Jharkhand, are hopeful that Jharkhand would be known for its Transformation in Education System, in the forthcoming years.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr Manmohan Singh said on behalf of Piramal Foundation, “We are delighted to collaborate with the Government of Jharkhand. This will enable us to work closely with the district, state and other key agencies to improve learning by encouraging alignment and convergence among the government departments and public. Moreover, this partnership will play a critical role in developing supervisors as mentors and trainers as facilitators, and hence provide learning forums for improving Education Leadership.
In March 2018, NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation signed a Statement of Intent to improve Education, Health and Nutrition for transforming 25 Aspirational Districts across 7 states in India. Piramal Foundation will support the State Government and District Administration of Jharkhand, through multiple customized interventions, within the government schools in Pakur and Sahibganj.