Improving School-to-Work Transition Rate in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
The enrolment ratios at school and college levels in Hamuirpur are significantly higher than the rest of the country. However, this has not translated into an improvement in skill levels of the workforce. The team found that poorly designed curricula and lack of innovative teaching tools were an important factor behind this situation. In many schools, curricula are designed in Hindi till Std X, after which there was an abrupt switch to English. The curriculum was found to be outdated in many cases with no focus on life skills.
After-school programmes were initiated in 3 schools, while the assessment programme was initiated in 4 schools. These programmes impacted around 500 students overall.