Our Schools

Peepul works in partnership with the government to raise the quality of education being provided in their schools. We have been working closely with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to improve learning levels in their primary schools, and to reaffirm faith in the government system through models of excellence. Having started with one school in Lajpat Nagar, we have grown, and now run 2 additional schools, located in Amar Colony and Jeevan Nagar.

We began our journey in July 2015 with our first school transformation. Here, we faced a number of challenges, including low quality of education and declining pupil rolls. The building, too, was dilapidated and under-resourced.

Our Holistic Transformation Approach

  • Community Engagement

  • Teacher Selection

  • Teacher Training

  • Pedagogy and Curriculum

  • Assessment of Learning

How we work

  • Our approach is to co-manage the school along with the government staff.
  • We adopt a rigorous approach to teaching and learning and have developed a strong curriculum.
  • We have systems in place for teacher training, school information management, community outreach and parent engagement, health and hygiene monitoring and operational efficacy at the school.
  • We hold regular student assessments, tracking each child’s progress.

Our Impact

Enrollment

Jumped from 9 to 370 in just 2 years, in Lajpat Nagar. This year we will serve more than 800 students across our 3 schools.

Academic Achievement

76% met or exceeded grade-level expectations across all subjects.

Average Pupil Attendance

A high of 83% compared to the levels maintained by other government schools.

Pupil Retention

95% of the students were retained ensuring continuity of education.

Parent-Teacher Meeting Attendance

Positive change in parent behaviour with more than 95% attendance at meetings.

Classroom Behaviour

Meaningful, disciplined learning on the rise thanks to the orderly conduct of classes.

Children with Special Needs

Improved engagement, involvement, and academic progress of these children, thanks to our adapted curriculum and an inclusive learning environment.

Health and Hygiene

Improved standards of cleanliness maintained at school, which were then followed at home too.

Our Students

Most of our students are first generation learners, and around 17% of them are from protected caste designations. Over 90% of them speak Hindi, while the others speak Bengali, Tamil, Punjabi, Nepalese and Pashto. The average family income of our students is approximately Rs. 6000 per month.