In April 2016, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Education Alliance, and VIDYA signed a Private Public Partnership which enabled VIDYA to run the SDMC primary school, located at the Police Training Station, under the School Quality Enhancement Program (SQEP).
While the infrastructure and mid-day meal is given by the SDMC, the expense of books, the honorarium of the teachers, teaching aids, curriculum, and day-to-day functioning is being borne by VIDYA.
Started with just 18 students (classes Nursery, 1st and 2nd), VIDYA’s team reached out to more children in the nearby catchment areas such as Begampur, Lado Sarai, Katwaria Saria, Munirka Phase 1 and 2 and managed to enroll over 100 students in just three months.
Observing the significant increase in the enrollment number, the SDMC allowed VIDYA to manage two more primary schools from April 2017. Currently, VIDYA is managing three government schools (200+ students in each school) namely PTS, Hauz Khas, and Sarvpriya Vihar, with the motive of integrating more underprivileged children into the formal education system.
The main focus of this program is to improve the quality of primary education imparted in the school by making it more experiential and joyful for the students.