Elevate: Foundational & Primary Education

English remains a very aspirational language especially amongst the under-privileged and lower income families – who see this as a ticket out of poverty and to better paying jobs. The fact is that most rural govt schools do not have well-trained teachers, leave alone trained English language teachers. Most of the schools we work with are sub-scale schools with 1-2 teachers in the entire school, teaching all subjects, all grades.

Elevate is the flagship program of the foundation that provides a comprehensive learning in English literacy for primary school children studying in rural government schools.

  • The early & foundational education program focuses on developing literary, numeracy and social-emotional skills in children between ages 3 and 5 years
  • The primary education program teaches English to primary school children between ages 5 and 12 years

Administered by professionally trained community teachers, the multi-skill English language course in accordance to Common European Framework of Reference [CEFR] standards seeks to improve language production, reception, interaction, and linguistic capabilities of children.

Since 2010, the program includes a daily in-school teaching program and EdTech based learning interventions via gamified & digitized content.

The program has five proficiency levels – Seekers, Finders, Discoverers, Enquirers, and Explorers; where each level corresponds to a CEFR Level: Pre-A1, A1, A2, A2 (KEY) and B. Recognizing the variation in retention and learning levels of children, the program conducts an assessment for each child and groups them into one of these four levels.

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