No. of Districts
No. of Teachers
Number of Teacher Collective Spaces
No. of Students
Our impact evaluations are critically important to us as our decisions and programs are deeply affected by this data. Both interpersonal and objective assessments of each one we impact is mandatory in our process. Together with the accumulated knowledge of experienced professionals in the domain, actual on-ground learnings and local and national inputs, we have developed scoring rubrics along our Vision Scales. The assessments on these rubrics help to fill the gaps in our knowledge. We heed the results and are ready to re-evaluate as required.
Measuring life-skills or mindset changes is neither straightforward nor calculable in absolute numbers. We tackle this through a series of comparative evaluations in order to receive honest and objective results. We study our impact and effectiveness along our Beacon Vision Scale and Student Vision Scale. Our Vision Scales systematically evaluate development of life-skills, which include confidence and self-belief as well as such competencies as the ability to express, adapt, make decisions and persevere. They also have a strong component to measure values and mindset shifts as well as community action and participation.
Our Fellowship Program has been planned as a sustainable and scalable model with the definitive intent to embed teaching practices that build life-skills and creative thinking within the education system. Our programs enable teachers and students to learn and practice life-skills through classes, workshops and extra-curricular activities. In addition, thinking critically, relying on themselves to meet challenges, imagining alternative solutions, contemplating civic concerns and accepting social responsibility are the mindset goals we have set for ourselves through our programs. Our processes to measure impact on the system are at work and are constantly evolving so as to yield authentic and conclusive results. We are resolved to drive systemic change through our interventions and interactions with the Government school system. A change that will meaningfully impact every child who is part of that system.
Permanent teachers in primary composite government schools. Willingness to learn and grow. Willingness to run the program in their classrooms. Must commit 2 years.
Learning and professional development spaces for teachers. Equip them with knowledge and skills. FLUX, 6 Habits of highly effective teaching, craft curriculum.
Shifts in mindsets to re-imagine classrooms as ‘meaningful spaces’. Students explore their potential as change agents. Work towards positive community action. Active citizenship takes root.
Embedding the model in state systems
हमारे बच्चे अपने मन की बात निर्भीक होकर स्पष्ट रुप से कह पाए यहीं से परिवर्तन की शुरुआत होती है। इस दिशा में फोस्टर एण्ड फोर्ज फाउंडेशन ने ऐसी लकीर खींची है, जिसके आस-पास कोई नहीं ठहरता है। उनके द्वारा ज़मीन पर काम हो रहा है दिखाई भी दे रहा है।
Advisory Board Member
It is very inspirational that there is so much good work going on the ground for a better tomorrow; and all through the efforts of our beacon teachers who are indeed moving from being a teacher to teacher leaders. I’m very excited to be a part of it and looking forward to contributing to this noble mission. So, that our Slogan ‘ Meri Kaksha, Mera Desh. Sarthak Shiksha Mera Uddeshya. ‘ spread more loudly and widely.
Advisory Board Member
Education is such hard work; it is like a recipe in which all the ingredients like teachers, parents, administrators, and most importantly children are all involved; collaboratively they all make education happen. In most cases when we talk about education we forget children but I like the way Foster and Forge continuously involve the children. They include every stakeholder in their journey and make education such collaborative work.
Our Champion, SRG, Baghpat
I feel more energetic and positive energy around me while working with Foster and Forge. It is true that sometimes we teachers get fed up and feel demotivated but then having a conversation with my program mentor I feel super confident and come back to the field with new energy.
© Foster and Forge Foundation, 2013
Non-Profit Organisation in Education
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Students, Teachers, Officers of Basic Shiksha, Uttar Pradesh
And Our Team