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  • ANNUAL REPORT 2012-13 • 1

    Educating Children. Enriching Lives.

    Annual Report2012-13

  • Contents

    Page No.

    Chairman’s Message 01

    Co-Chairman’s Message 02

    CEO’s Message 03

    Board Profile 04

    Organization Profile 05

    About Bharti Foundation 06

    Bharti Foundation Milestones 07

    Satya Bharti School Program 08

    • TransformingEducation–DeliveringQuality 10

    • CreatingSuitableLearningEnvironmentforChildren 11

    • SatyaBhartiCurriculum 12

    • Teachers’Training 18

    • TeacherEngagement 21

    • ParentandCommunityConnect 22

    • Monitoring&ImpactAssessments 24

    • Governance 27

    • Sustainability 28

    • StakeholderCommunication 32

    • AwardsWonbyBhartiFoundation 34

    New Programs 35

    Higher Education Programs 38

    Corporate Social Responsibility at Bharti Group Companies 40

    List of Schools and Centres 47

    Financials 49

    Annexure 54

    Annexure1:BeneficiariesofProgramsUnderBhartiFoundation 54

    Annexure2:ListofExternalCompetitions 55

    Annexure3:TrainingUpdate 56

    Annexure4:ListofConferences 57

    Annexure5:ProminentMediaCoverage 58

    List of Partners 59

    Logos 60

  • ANNUAL REPORT 2012-13 • 1

    Chairman’s Message

    DearFriends,

    Inthelastfewyears,theincreasingattentionwehave seenon issuesof corporate social responsibility(CSR),sustainabilityandphilanthropyisveryheartwarmingindeed.Allthethree aspects revolve around thecoreconceptoftakingresponsibilityto contribute for the betterment ofsociety beyond what is expectedin the normal course of business.My peers in industry would agreewhen I say that while these three

    approachesofgivingbacktosocietyhaveexistedfor longin India,albeitinvaryingintensity,recentpolicyandinstitutional initiatives have broughta tremendous amount of focusand impetus to these dimensions.It is my sincere belief that society,environment, businesses and,perhaps most importantly, our liveswill only improve as we endeavortotapintoourcollectivecapabilitiesandresourcestoaddressthegamutofissuesthatneedaddressinginourlargereco-system.

    From the very beginning, we, atBharti,havebeenofthefirmopinionthat education is one of the mostcritical lacunae in India’s growthstory.We, therefore,made this oursingular focus, settingup theBhartiFoundationtoleadourphilanthropicagenda in an impactful manner.Today, the Foundation runs 254village-based schools that providequality and holistic educationabsolutelyfreeofcosttothemostunderprivilegedsectionsofsociety.We take pride in the fact thattherearearound39,000childrenwho are currently studying inour schools, receiving qualityeducation, which will havea life-changing impact. Wetake pride in the fact that49% of these children aregirls, whose empowermentwillhaveafar-reachingpositiveimpact on our society. Wetake pride in the fact that wehave close to 1500 youngpeople

    fromvillagesworkingas teachers inour schools whose confidence andcapabilities will surprise many. Theeverydayfieldchallengesofrunningsuchalargeruralnetworkofschoolsnotwithstanding, the Satya BhartiSchool program has created manybestpractices for rural education inthecountry.And,theselearningsarenow being taken into governmentschoolstoimpactthousandsmore.

    At the policy level, the NationalVoluntaryGuidelines (NVG) and theCSR section of the newCompaniesBill are truly breakthroughinterventions giving a new fillip tothisagenda.Theseactasacompassofsorts,providinganewframeworkto the corporate sector to supportthecatalyticchangethatoursocietyneedsonissuesbeyondbusiness.Idobelievethatwewillsoonseeanewwave as industry responds to thiscall to domore. MahatmaGandhifamously said ‘You must be thechangeyouwishtoseeintheworld’.Itisforallofustomakeourpresencecountandtoworktogethertobuildamoreinclusive,tolerantandvibrantIndia.

    Regards

    Sunil Bharti Mittal ChairmanBharti Foundation

  • 2 • BHARTI FOUNDATION

    Co-Chairman’s Message

    DearFriends,

    The true index of success ofany development initiative liesin the impact it creates in thelives of its intended beneficiaries. Itinvariably remains embedded in aset of qualitative and quantitativevariables, not easily comprehensiblefromadistance.Hence, Imake it apoint to visit our schools regularlyto meet students, teachers, fieldstaff, but more importantly spendtimewiththeparentsandthevillage

    communitytoappreciatetheimpactofourprogram.

    Today, we are running 254 village-based schools that provide qualityeducation absolutely freeof cost topoor and disadvantaged children.When we started the program, allofusbelievedthatthehighlearninglevels of our children was going tobe the key differentiator for ourschools. We always had extremelystructured programs for ‘holisticdevelopment’ of children. Yet, notmanyofushadrealizedthepotentialof ‘holistic education’ as adriverofsocialchangeandnotjustacademicexcellence.Ourtraininginleadership,communication and other life skillsarehelpingmentorstudentstotakeup catalytic positions on relevantlocalissues.Italsoinstillsinthemthevaluesofdisciplineandcommitment,therebyhelpingthemtogrowuptobenotonlyemployablebutconfidentand responsible citizens with astrong sense of commitmenttowardsthesociety.

    Each school has a powerfulstoryof‘change’totell.Therearechildrenwhohavefoughtagainstchild-marriagesandmore importantly,stoppedmany of them fromhappening. There arethosewhohaveprotestedagainst substance-abuseor made Panchayatstake an oath to send alltheir girls to schools orencouraged celebrationsaroundthebirthofgirl-childintheirvillageorledcampaignsfor cleanliness and hygiene. Itleaves me extremely gratified,whenIlistentotheselittleactsof leadership from parents

    or community elders. I look at the39,000studentsenrolledtodayorforthatmatterthosewhohavestudiedwithusoverthelastsevenyears,asthe leaders of tomorrowandbrandambassadors of the Satya BhartiSchoolProgram.

    OurladyteachersandHeadTeachers,most of whom have actually beenrecruitedfromthelocalcommunities,aresteadilyemergingasrolemodelsforpeopleinthesevillages.Wehaveenrolled mothers of our studentsasmid-daymeal cooks andopenedbank accounts in their namesthrough which they receive theirpayment electronically. Many otherlocal community members are alsoengagedgainfullywiththeseschoolsdriving socio-economic change inthesevillages.

    The Satya Bharti School program isnow expanding through the PublicPrivate Partnership mode, underwhichwearecollaboratingwiththegovernment schools to introducesomeofourbestpracticesintothem.I firmly believe such interventionwill significantlyalter theway theseschoolsaremanagedand‘connected’withtheirrespectivecommunities.

    Mycomplimentstotheteamfortheirdedicationandpassion towardsnotonly running a school program buta powerful institution of change inthesevillages.

    BestRegards

    Rakesh Bharti MittalCo-ChairmanBharti Foundation

  • ANNUAL REPORT 2012-13 • 3

    CEO’s Message

    DearFriends,

    TheSatyaBhartiSchoolprogramcontinues togainmomentum.The year gone by has seenus win awards and accolades bothinternationally and in India. Wehave become an important voicein the education, developmentand philanthropic fora. Our uniquemodel of blending individual andcorporate philanthropy, providing aCSR platform for companies, focuson education and, conformance tothehigheststandardsofgovernance,

    transparency and accountabilityhas drawn appreciation from allquarters.But,moreimportantly,it isthepleasureofseeing39,000smilingchildren, come to school everydaythatinspiresandmotivateseachoneofusintheFoundation.Thefactthatwehavegiventhemasafeandhappyschoolandanopportunitytobuildabetter life energises us to continuethisjourneywithtotalcommitment.

    Holistic development of the childalong with academic excellencecontinues to be the key focus inlinewith our vision andphilosophy.Every schoolworks towardshelping children grow into responsible,committed and employable citizenswith the courage to stand up forwhat is right and act as changeagents.The long listof inspirationalstoriesaroundthepositiveimpactofcampaignsbyourchildrenonvarioussocial and environmental issuesbearstestimonytothesuccessbeingachieved.

    The existing program continuesto expand with the addition ofhigher classes in our elementaryand senior secondary schools.Thereisalsoincreasingpressurefromfeedervillagesofourotherschoolsrequestingsimilaractiontoensurecontinuingeducation.It is with this objective thatwe have embarked on a newprogramtosupportgovernmentschoolsandbringaboutholisticschool improvement throughsharing our learning andexperiences. While this requirescomplete ownership from thePrincipal and teachers we play a

    supportive mentorship role. A pilotprojectwith three schoolshasbeenrolled out in Haryana and MOUshavebeensignedforsimilarpilotsinPunjabandRajasthan.

    Another significant new initiative isthepartnershipwiththe“Educationabove All Foundation” of HerHighness SheikhaMoza bint Nasserof Qatar. As one of the globalstrategic partners in the “Educatea Child Initiative” aimed to bring‘out of school children’ into schoolthrough a structured remedialeducation program, we have setup 41 centres in Rajasthan. Thishas already impacted around 1,000children.WeareplanningexpansioninnewdistrictsofRajasthanandalsoexamining partnerships with someother states. The coming years willsee us increase engagement withgovernmentschools toscaleupourimpactsignificantly.

    Weareindeedprivilegedthatwehaveanopportunitytocontributetowardsenriching the education sector asalso social transformation. I end byreiteratingourcommitmenttocarrythis privilege with full responsibilityanddedicationandsayingabigthankyoutoallthosewhohavesupportedandencouragedus.

    JaiHind

    Vijay ChaddaChief Executive OfficerBharti Foundation

  • 4 • BHARTI FOUNDATION

    Board Profile

    Trustees of Bharti Foundation

    Mr.SunilBhartiMittal Mr.RakeshBhartiMittal Mr.RajanBhartiMittal

    Mr.BadriAgarwal Mrs.DeepikaMittal Ms.EieshaBhartiPasricha

    Mr.V.V.Ranganathan

    (Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal is the Chairman and Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal is the Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Governing Board of Bharti Foundation)

    Bharti Foundation Governing Board

    S. No.

    Name Details

    1 Mr.SunilBhartiMittal ChairmanandGroupCEO,BhartiEnterprises

    2 Mr.RakeshBhartiMittal ViceChairmanandManagingDirector,BhartiEnterprises

    3 Mr.RajanBhartiMittal ViceChairmanandManagingDirector,BhartiEnterprises

    4 Mr.AnilKumar ManagingPartner,Mindspan,LLC

    5 Mr.AnilNayar ChairmanandManagingDirector,PrernaCentreforLearningandDevelopmentPvt.Ltd.

    6 Mr.ArunKapur Director,VasantValleySchool&UniversalLearnToday

    7 Mr.BadriAgarwal FormerPresident,BhartiFoundation

    8 Ms.KalpanaMorparia ChiefExecutiveOfficer,J.P.Morgan,India

    9 Mr.K.N.Memani Chairman,KNMAdvisoryPvt.Ltd.(FormerChairmanandCEO,Ernst&Young,India)

    10 Mr.NiranjanAjwani Director,AjwaniGroup

    11 Mr.SunilKantMunjalJt. Managing Director, Hero Moto Corp Limited & Chairman, Hero Corporate ServicesLimited

    12 Mrs.SyedaBilgramiImam Member,HajCommitteeofIndia,Writer&CommunicationSpecialist

    13 Mr.VinodDhall Chairperson,DhallLawChambers

    14 Prof.V.S.Raju FormerDirector,IITDelhi,ProfessorandDean,IITMadras

    15 Mr.V.V.RanganathanCo-FounderandDirector,RuralShoresBusinessServicesPvt.Ltd.(FormerlySeniorPartner,CountryHead,StrategicGrowthMarkets,Ernst&Young,India)

    1)NoTrustee/GoverningBoardmemberispaidanyremunerationorhonorariumfortheirservices

    2)ThreeTrustees/GoverningBoardmeetingswereheldduringFY2012-13

  • Organization Profile

    NameoftheOrganization BhartiFoundation

    RegisteredOfficeAddress BhartiCrescent,1NelsonMandelaRoad,VasantKunj,PhaseII, NewDelhi-110070

    AddressforCommunication: PlotNo.16,AirtelNCRCampus,‘B’Wing(1stFloor),UdyogVihar,

    PhaseIV,Gurgaon–122015(Haryana)

    PhoneNumber +91-124-4823500

    Email [email protected]

    Website www.bhartifoundation.org

    NameAndDesignationofChiefFunctionary Mr.VijayChaddaChiefExecutiveOfficer

    Registration Details

    Actunderwhichregistered "DeedofTrust"datedAugust7,2000,registeredatNewDelhiundertheRegistrationAct1908

    DateofRegistration August25,2000

    FCRANo 231660584

    12ARegistration DIT(E)2000-2001/B/826/2000/648

    80GCertification DIT(E)2006-2007/B-826/3133VideCircularNo.7/2010 (F.No.197121/2010–IT–A–1)Dated27/10/2010

    35ACCertification F.No-270/143/2006-NCSONo.–1879(E)Dated11/08/2011

    Employee Details

    TotalNumberofEmployees 1602

    GurgaonOffice 38

    StateOffices(Non-teaching) 106

    Teachers(Primary,Elementary&SeniorSecondary) 1458

    (AsonMarch31,2013)

    Salary Break-Up

    Slab (INR Per Month) Female Male Total

  • 6 • BHARTI FOUNDATION

    About Bharti Foundation: Education •Employment •Empowerment

    Bharti Foundation was set upin 2000 as the philanthropicarm of the Bharti Group ofcompanies. Set upwith a vision ‘tohelp underprivileged children andyoungpeopleofourcountry realizetheir potential’, the Foundationcompletes 13 years of operationsthis year.With the initial few yearsof supporting programs of NGOs

    and other institutions, in 2006 theFoundation decided to launch itsowninitiative.

    In March 2006, during theinauguration of the Bharti Schoolof Telecommunication Technologyand Management, IIT Delhi, theHon’ble Prime Minister of India,Dr. Manmohan Singh, invited thecorporate sector to join handswith the government in ensuringaccesstoprimaryeducationforthe

    The Satya Bharti School Programimpacts students through qualityeducation resulting in enhancedlearning levels, exposure to English,computers, lifeskillscommunicationand leadership. Socio-economicimpact of the program on localcommunities through developmentcampaigns is outlined later. Ruralyouthareemployedasteachersandaregroomedthroughregulartraining.Our female teachers (58%) are rolemodels for young girls. Mothers asmid-daymeal vendors are examplesofwomen’sfinancial empowermentand inclusion. Socio-economicempowermentisexperiencedbythelarger community through variousschoolactivities.

    underprivileged, especially in ruralparts of the country, in line withtheMillenniumDevelopmentGoals.Inspired by this noble call to thenation, along with the belief thateducationisthecornerstoneofanydeveloping society, the Foundationdecided to launch its very ownflagshipinitiative–TheSatyaBhartiSchoolProgram.Theschoolsaimedtoprovidequality education to theunderpriviliged children in ruralIndia,speciallythegirlchild.

    VisionTohelpunderprivilegedchildrenandyoungpeopleofourcountryrealizetheirpotential.

    MissionWearecommittedtocreatingandsupportingprogramsthatbringaboutsustainablechangesthrougheducationanduseoftechnology.

    Goals• ToimprovetheaccessibilityandqualityofeducationacrossruralIndia• To provide education and training opportunities to the youth of our country in order to make them employable

    Bharti Foundation aims to provide quality education to underprivileged children and young people to empower them for a better tomorrow

    Annexure 1: Beneficiaries of prog-rams under Bharti Foundation

  • ANNUAL REPORT 2012-13 • 7

    Bharti Foundation Milestones: Evolution of the Program

    Having completed 13 yearsof operations in 2013, ifwe reflect on the nature ofprograms of Bharti Foundation, weseethemevolvinginscale,depthaswellasitsapproach.

    Starting as a grant-makingorganization for the initial fewyears, Bharti Foundation decidedto implement its own program,retainingeducationasitskeyfocus.ItwasthenthattheSatyaBhartiSchoolProgram was launched in Punjabas the first state. These were theGreenfieldSchoolswhichwerebuilt,managed and operated by BhartiFoundation on land provided byPanchayatsorcommunitymembers.Currently, of the 254 schools, 200areGreenfieldSchoolsinitiatedwithprimaryclasses.

    Moving forward, the Foundationplannedanewmodelofinterventionin partnership with the RajasthanEducation Initiative (REI) of the stategovernment. The school adoptionmodelwasconceptualizedunderthisinitiative.49governmentschoolswereadopted,ofwhich12wereelementaryschools, where the Foundationis responsible for management,operationsandfinancialrequirementsof the schools. The governmentprovides partial financial supportby extending existing governmentschemes like mid-day meals, textbooks and development grants etc.government schools have beenadopted under this model in AlwarandJaipurdistrictsofRajasthan.

    The Foundation participated in thePublic Private Partnership modelof the Punjab government, underwhich five senior secondary schoolshavebeen setupunder theAdarshSchool Scheme.Under this scheme,

    inadditiontothelandbeingprovidedonalongtermlease,thegovernmentis also providing 50% of capitalexpenses and 70% of operationalexpensesperchild.

    To ensure continued education forthechildren,theFoundationdecidedto initiate elementary education inselectedprimaryschools.Itwaswiththesupportofpartners likeGoogle,theFoundationwasabletoupgrade50 of its 200 primary schools toelementary level, taking the totalnumberofelementaryschoolsto62,including 12 Rajasthan governmentschools.

    In2012-13,theFoundationdecidedtotakethelearningandbestpracticesfromtheSatyaBhartiSchoolProgramtothegovernmentsystemtoprovidequality education for children inthoseschools.Twomodelshavebeenintroducedaspilots:

    • Quality Support Program:Itaimsto support the government schoolstowardsimprovingtheoverallqualityof schooling experience. Our teamsengagewiththegovernmentschoolstaff andwork alongwith them toenhance the quality of educationthrough need-based interventions.This partnership focuses on optimalutilization of government resourcesandsharingofbestpractices.

    • Satya Bharti Learning Centres: The Foundation has participated inthe prestigious international projectwith Educate aChild, a newglobalinitiative, launchedbyHerHighnessSheikhaMoza bintNasser ofDoha,Qatartobringoutofschoolchildrenback into schools and ensurecontinued quality education forchildren.BhartiFoundationhasbeenchosen as one its global strategicpartnersinIndia.

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  • Launchedin2006,theSatyaBhartiSchoolProgramhasemergedasone of the largest end-to-endruraleducationinitiativesundertakenbyacorporateinIndia.Theprogramsupports the pursuit of excellenceand aims to set best practices forqualityeducationacrossthecountry.It delivers quality education, free ofcost to underprivileged children inrural India with a focus on the girlchild, committed to develop theminto self-reliant individuals with adeep sense of social commitment.Theprogram,apre-primary toclassXIIeducationmodelenvisionsaseniorsecondary school for every 8-10primary/elementary schools. Apartfromqualityeducation, thechildrenare provided with free educationmaterialandmid-daymeals.Inhigherclassesvocationalcourseswillensureemployability. Currently, there are187 primary, 62 elementary & fiveseniorsecondaryschools,operationalacrossthestatesofPunjab,Haryana,Rajasthan,TamilNadu,UttarPradeshandWestBengal,cateringtonearly39,000 children (as of July 2013,from more than 37,000 in March2013), out of which 49% are girlsand75%belong to the SC/ST/OBCcommunities

    Ensuring Continued Quality Education With its presence only in the ruralareas, it is imperative for the SatyaBhartiSchoolProgramtoensurethatquality education is being impartedat our schools. There is a specialfocusonEnglishandComputers,and

    Satya Bharti School Program– Catalyst of Change

    Guiding PhilosophyTobuildtemplesoflearning,radiatingknowledgeandexcellenceforunderprivilegedchildren

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    studentsaretaughtineverypossibleway that they imbibe the best ofknowledgeanddevelopaseducatedandresponsiblecitizensoftomorrow.Working towards its objective ofensuring complete education, theFoundationhasintroducedprimary,elementaryaswellasseniorsecondaryleveleducationforthechildren.

    Satya Bharti Primary School ProgramThe Satya Bharti Primary SchoolProgramstarted in2006withsevenprimary schools in Punjab. Thegoaloftheprimaryschoolsistoestablisha robust academic foundation forthe child. It aims to empower achild to look at education as anexperience and make learning aholistic and fulfilling exercise. Theschoolsinculcateinchildrenadesireto explore and construct ideas and

    thoughts that will facilitate theirgrowthtowardsacademicexcellence.Theprogrampresentlystandsat254schools,outofwhich187areprimaryschools across the states of Punjab,Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh,TamilNaduandWestBengal.

    Satya Bharti Elementary School ProgramThe Satya Bharti Elementary SchoolProgramhasbeenconceivedwithabelief that a school should be abletobuildupontheworkdone inthelower primary years and continuetonurture childrenon their journeyto becoming young adolescents, byofferingthemholisticeducation.Theprogramisexpectedtoensuredeliveryofcurriculumandteachingstrategieswhichareengaging,challenginganddoable;aschoolculturethatprovidessafety to explore and teacherswho

    Objectives of the program

    • Providefreeandqualityeducationtounderprivilegedchildren,withaspecialfocusonthegirlchild,inruralpartsofthecountry

    • Transformstudentsintoeducated,confident,responsibleandself-reliantemployablecitizensofthecountrywithadeepsenseofcommitmenttotheir society

    • Encourageactiveinvolvementofthecommunity,parentsandlike-mindedorganizations

    • Makealastingandsustainableimpactonthecommunitywhereschoolsare present

    • Findinnovativesolutions,throughitsprimary,elementaryandseniorsecondaryschoolstocreatereplicableandscalablecomponentsintheprogramtofacilitatedeliveryofqualityeducation

    8 • BHARTI FOUNDATION

  • scaffoldthechildrenintheirquests.Bydoingso,astudentofanelementaryschoolwillbeabletostrengthenthescholastic and co-scholastic effortsof theprimaryyearsandbeable tothinkrationally,logicallyandcritically.Currently, out of the 254 schools,there are 62 elementary schools,ofwhich12are inpartnershipwiththe Rajasthan government and arelocated inAmer andNeemrana. 50primaryschoolshavebeenupgradedtotheelementarylevelinpartnershipwith Google in Punjab, Rajasthan,Haryana andUttar Pradesh and areknownasSatyaElementarySchools.

    Satya Bharti Senior Secondary School ProgramLaunched in FY 2008-09, the SatyaBharti Senior Secondary SchoolProgram was initiated with an aimto provide both academic andvocational training to students. Theschools equipped with laboratories,innovative teaching aids, librariesand sports equipment, will trainstudents inmarket-oriented coursesonvocationalskills,facilitatedbyskillcertification,toensureemployability.TheyalsohaveafocusonEnglishandcomputereducation,lifeskills,valueeducation and social and culturaldevelopmentofstudents.

    The senior secondary schools havebeen set up under the Public-Privatepartnership model with the Punjabgovernment’s Adarsh School Schemeand are known as the Satya BhartiAdarsh Senior Secondary Schools.

    Each senior secondary school caterstoaclusterofeighttotenprimaryorelementary feeder schools. Currently,outof the254 schools, therearefiveSatya Bharti Adarsh Senior SecondarySchools, and they are operational inthedistrictsofAmritsar,LudhianaandSangrur.Allofthesefiveschoolshave

    receivedCBSEaffiliation.Theseschools

    startedinitiallyfrompre-primarytoClass

    VI, with one new class being added

    everyyear.ThefirstbatchofClassIXhas

    commencedinacademicyear2013-14

    atSatyaBhartiAdarshSeniorSecondary

    School,Chogawan,Amritsar.

    StateSchools

    (No.)Students

    (No.)Girls (%)

    SC/ST/OBC (%)

    Teachers (No.)

    Female Teachers (%)

    SC/ST/OBC Teachers (%)

    Punjab 95 12,934 45% 77% 538 88% 26%

    Rajasthan 78 12,368 51% 78% 491 31% 72%

    Haryana 46 6,486 44% 72% 276 56% 49%

    UttarPradesh 16 3,185 63% 68% 69 41% 25%

    TamilNadu 10 1,004 47% 100% 48 88% 92%

    WestBengal 9 1,309 51% 42% 36 44% 33%

    Total 254 37,286* 49% 75% 1458 59% 48%*StudentEnrollmentfornewacademicsessionstandsat38,643ason31stJuly2013

    Dataason31stMarch,2013

    ANNUAL REPORT 2012-13 • 9

    Morning Assembly at Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School

    Satya Elementary School Building

    Satya Bharti School Program: Demographics

  • 10 • BHARTI FOUNDATION

    Transforming Education: Delivering Quality

    AtBharti Foundation, there isastrongbeliefthatourworldnot only needs leaders butalsoeducatedcitizens,whoputtheircommunity and nation before selfandleadtheirliveswithahighlevelofintegrityandresponsibility.TheSatyaBhartiSchoolProgramwassetuptomouldagenerationof citizenswhowouldnotonlybedeeply rooted intheircommunitiesbutalsobealivetothesocialissuesatlarge;agenerationthatwillgrowuptobecomechangeagentsandleadoveralldevelopment.WhileeducationisessentialtobridgetheprevalentilliteracyinIndiaandtopreparetheyouthwith21stcenturyemploymentskills;qualityeducationinourschoolsmeansunderstandingthe learningcapacitiesofeachchildtoprovideageandgradeappropriatelearning opportunities which areexperiential, connected to localsettingsandprepareschildrentousetheir knowledge intelligently andresponsibly. We give special focusonlifeskillssuchascommunication,leadership, discipline, integrity,truth and attitudes that willengrain in children a deep sense ofresponsibility towards their parentsandthecommunitythattheylivein.Theprogramencouragesstudentstotakeupreallifechallenges,bringingthem up as leaders of positivesocial transformation. This programenvisions not only educating thechildrenbutalsoempoweringthem,financially,personallyandsocially,forconstructing a better tomorrow forthemselves.

    Anotherkeypillarofqualityeducationis the capacityof the teaching stafftoengageallkindsoflearners–thosewho learn by listening, seeing orby experience, through effectiveteaching-learning processes. At

    the Satya Bharti Schools, qualifiedteachers who display a passion forteaching and connect with ourprogram’s objectives are recruitedfrom the local villages. They areequipped with the right kind ofresourcesthroughrobusttrainingandmentoringtechniques,encompassingboth classroom sessions and in-class support. Teachers arenot onlyprovided with a scope to growthemselves professionally, but arealso provided exposure to nationalandinternationalbestpractices.

    Engaging parents and communitywith the Satya Bharti Schools hasbeen imperative for the program.Thisstemsfromthebeliefthatforittobesuccessful,theprogramneedsto gain trust and build ownershipamong the immediate community.Activities and events in the schools

    havebeencreatedinamannerthattheyinvolveactiveparticipationfromthe parents and the community.Theyarealsoshownthewayqualityteaching is delivered by makingthemwitnessclassroomtransactions.Parent-teacher meetings areregularly conducted to updateparents about their child’s progressand teachers conduct home visitsfor maintaining ongoing contact.Curriculumisdesignedinawaythatit includes plenty of interaction ofthe students with the communitiesthrough Community DevelopmentCampaigns. All these activitiesempower the communities withknowledge and sensitivity towardssocial issues. The program hasover the years, built a meaningfulrelationship with communities,workingseamlesslytobringaboutasustainablechangeinruralIndia.

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  • ANNUAL REPORT 2012-13 • 11

    Creating Suitable Learning Environment for Children

    TheSatyaBhartiSchoolbuildingsaredesignedinawaythattheylook appealing and motivatethechildrentocometoschool.

    i. Spreading Energy The buildings are vibrant, child-friendly, spacious and ensureavailability of natural light andventilation, while ensuring costeffectiveness and safety at allplaces.

    ii. Ensuring Learning Classrooms are designed to offersuitablelearningenvironmenttoallage groups of children. Individualexpressionofchildren ispromotedthroughsmallerblackboardsonthebasewalls.Theseatingarrangementin the classrooms is done to aidgrouplearningpractices.

    iii. Maximizing Engagement Wide and long corridors allowchildren to sit facing each otherduring mid-day meals, therebyfacilitating interaction. Wastematerials like broken tiles havebeen used to line the corridors,givingitamosaicfinish.

    iv. Providing Basic Amenities All schools have been providedwithadequatewaterandelectricityconnections,howeverpowersupplyis still erratic. There is provisionofseparate toilets for boys andgirls,toensurethatstudentsdonotfaceanykindofphysicalinconveniencewheninschool.

    v. Building As Learning Aid (BALA):

    All primary schools (constructedsince FY 2010-11), elementaryand senior secondary schoolshaveincorporatedtheBuildingAsLearning Aid (BALA) technique,

    ensuring that with multipleexposures to these built-inteaching learning aids in theschool buildings, children willsubconsciously remember theseconceptsinthelongrun.

    vi. Green Efforts: In a conscious effort, all SatyaBhartiSchoolcampuseshavebeendesignedtohaveapatchofgreeninthefront(usedasplaygrounds)andattheback(kitchengardensin most schools). At the seniorsecondaryschools,effortssuchasminimizingresourceconsumption,wastegenerationetc.havebeen

    New Initiatives 2012-13:Construction of school building using Glass Reinforced Fiber Plastic material:Reducing the time taken for construction and to improve quality ofconstruction in rural areas, pre-fabricatedGlass Reinforced Fiber Plastic(GRFP)buildingsareundertrialaspilotproject.TwoSatyaBhartiSchoolbuildings inShahjahanpurarebeingconstructedunder this.Thesalientfeatures of these buildings include: easy to assemble, reduction inconstruction time, factory built super structure (better quality control),light weight and durable, weather and rain proof, low operation andmaintenancecost,superstructurecanberelocatedetc.

    New Elementary School buildings:The new elementary school buildings are designed in away that theycomplement theexistingbuildings.Theyappear tobe theextensionofthe existing building and have cost effective designs. They are low onmaintenance and have rich specifications, like kota stone floor, grills,laminatedshutters,aluminiumwindowsetc.

    BALA* Techniques Adopted at the Satya Bharti Schools:• Calendarmonth,schoolmapandheightchartspaintedonwalls

    • WindowgrillsasAbacus

    • Mathematics tables andalphabetsonstaircaserisers

    • Useoffractaltiles

    • Heightchart

    • Distancemarkersonthefloor

    The design of the elementary school building had to be an extension of the existing school building and a cost effective structure that enables the school operations. This translated to bigger and well lit classrooms with ample cross ventilation, more interactive areas (like steps being used as semi covered mini amphitheatre), more space for the teaching staff (provision of an office), multi utility resource room, accessible to differently abled students (ramps), and bigger toilets.

    Shiv MarwahaArchitect, Satya Bharti School Program

    takentoensurethattheecologicalfootprintisminimized.

    * BALA- Building As Learning Aid

  • Satya Bharti Curriculum to Scaffold the Teacher

    i. Concept Development“To know” is simply to recallsomething you have learned frommemory but “to apply” something,you have to be able to understandand transfer that knowledgewithindifferent contexts and situations.Understanding is a deeper form oflearning,whileknowledgecaneasilybeforgotten.

    ThedrivingforceattheheartoftheSatya Bharti curriculum teaching isthat, not only should our studentsenhance their knowledge base anddevelop understanding of concepts,butmoreimportantly,theyaretaughttothink.

    Project-basedlearninginelementaryclasses develops a spirit of enquiry,observation, presentation andrecordingskillsamongstthestudents.Here students are encouraged toapplythecontenttaughtintheclasstotheirlocalenvironmentandbringabout corrective changes in theirsocialcircle.

    ii. Focus on Holistic Development of ChildrenEnsuring holistic development ofchildren,beyondjustageandgradeappropriate learning levels, is oneofthecoreaimsoftheSatyaBhartiSchool Program. To achieve thispurpose, all programs are designedinsuchawaythattheyhavepositiveimpact on the physical, emotional,

    socialandcognitivedevelopmentofthe students. In the last few years,our schools have established andgeneratedinterestabouttheholisticdevelopment program consistingof community based campaigns,processes and curriculum linkedactivities. Such activities keep thestudents motivated to participateand explore their creativity, and at

    The Satya Bharti School curriculum is structured around the following beliefs: • Conceptsaretimeless,universal,abstractandbroadwhereascontentislearnedatapointoftimeandmaychange

    • Conceptbasedcurriculumhelpsstudentstobecomegoodataskingquestions, while content knowledge helps them only at answeringthem,

    • Conceptual clarity helps students to develop deep understandingsaboutthemselvesandtheirworldandapplythistobringoutrelevantchangesintheirownlivesandinthesocietyaroundthem.

    Sample Question:AwaterbottlecostsRs.17.Doyouhaveenoughmoneytobuyit?Yes/No.

    Theabovequestioncheckstheunderstandingofconceptofadditionanditsapplicabilityinreallife

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    An example of a Class VI Science project:Identifythecausesofmalnutritionand deficiency based diseases inchildrenofyourarea.Recommendfood habits that families shouldadopt to maintain a healthylifestyleinchildren.

    After studying the topic ofdeficiency based diseases in theclass, studentswere encouragedto explore further in a real lifesituation. This allowed them toapply their knowledge and findrelevancetolearning.

    Holistic Development Strategy at the Satya Bharti Schools

    • Soundsubjectknowledge

    • EffectiveLanguageandcommunicationskills

    • Greaterselfawareness

    • Socialandhumanvalues

    • Awareofindividualand social rights and responsibilities

    • Physicalendurance

    • Strongfoundationforfutureengagements

    Child entering Satya Bharti School

    Outcomes

    Process

    • Conceptbuilding

    • Skillenhancement

    • All-rounddevelopment

    • Nurturingsocialandhumanvalues

    • Communityandenvironmentconnect

    • Nutrition,healthandhygiene

    Key Strategies• Constructive • Value Based

    Key Strategies • Integrated • Community-centric

  • the same time question everythingaroundthem.

    iii. Developing Values and life-skillsTo develop students into sensitiveand responsible citizens, valuesand life skills are woven into thetotalityofoureducationalprogram.Important life-skills such as positiveattitude, self-esteem, confidence,problemsolving,criticalthinkingetc.are integrated into the curriculumandampleopportunitiesforgrowtharebuilt into school life. Personalitybuildingformsanintegralpartofourdaytodayscheduleandstudentsareobservedinallschool-basedactivitiesand assessed through value basedsituationsusingbothqualitativeandquantitative techniques.We do notbelieveinsermonsorforcedpledges;whatweinstillinourstudentshasalifelongbearingontheircharacter.

    iv. Use of Innovative Teaching Learning MaterialBeing present only in rural areas,most of our students are firstgenerationlearnersanddonothavesufficient learning opportunities athome.Tomakelearninganengagingexperience, thoughtfully selected,innovative and cost-effectiveTeaching learning Material (TLM) iseither resourced or locally createdat school. This caters to thediverselearningneedsofchildren.

    v. Computer Aided Learning & IT EducationThe schools have integratedtechnology as a teaching-learningtool through Computer AidedLearning (CAL) programs andsoftware developed by Azim PremjiFoundation,IBMandErnst&YoungFoundation.Eachprimary/elementaryschoolhasbeenequippedwithone/two KIDSMART machines providedbyIBM.Inseniorsecondaryschools,ICTbasedinteractiveclassroomshavebeen installed in partnership withNIIT.Studentslearnnewthingsusinglatest computers, projectors, stylus

    andaudiovideointeractivesoftware.Teachersinseniorsecondaryschoolshave been empowered throughrigorous training and supportabout the integration of ICT in theregular classroom teaching. This istranscending down to students ina planned and phased manner. Inaddition, basic computer educationhasalsobeen initiated in theseniorsecondary schools from Class IXonwards.

    vi. Annual School CalendarThe Annual School Calendar isan exhaustive day-wise scheduledevelopedtoensurethatallschoolsfollow almost similar calendarwith exceptions of region-specificrequirements. The calendar mapsthe academic session with variousactivities, campaigns, events, library

    periods, examination schedules etc.To support the values and life-skillscomponent of the curriculum, thecalendaralsoindicatesthemes,linkedtothecurriculum.

    vii. Special Programs to Aid Learning(a) Physical Education in Curriculum (PEC) ProgramDeveloped by the Central Boardof Secondary Education (CBSE) incollaborationwiththeBritishCouncil,the PEC program was introducedin the Satya Bharti Schools in July2010 to provide structured age-appropriate games and activities toaidholisticdevelopmentofchildren.Itprovidesforprocess-orientedgamingactivities, connected to the English,Mathematics and EnvironmentalStudiescurricula.

    Teaching-Learning Aids at Satya Bharti Schools: • Visual Aids: Story books, activity books, flash cards etc.which arepictorial,colorfulandinteresting

    • Audio/Audio-visual Aids: Technology-aided andmultimedia contentmappedtothecurriculum

    • Kinaesthetic Aids: Handpicked toys, puppets, sports kits,Math kit,Sciencekit,etc.addressingtheneedsofvarioustypesoflearners

    The Physical Education Program is helping to improve overall physical development, attention & concentration power of children.

    Aslamuddin, Head Teacher, Satya Bharti School Patkeldanga, Murshidabad,

    West Bengal

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    The Physical Education in Curriculum (PEC) Program helps students learn through games

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    Rang Tarang: Over the Years

    Particulars FY 2012-13FY

    2011-12FY

    2010-2011FY

    2009-2010

    No.ofSchools 238 231 208 134

    ParticipatingStudents 5223 6197 4022 2282

    Studentsasaudience 20259 15527 15777 4294

    Total Children 25482 21724 19799 6576

    Teachers 1213 1104 1001 553

    CommunityMembers 7241 4415 6725 2753

    Total 33936 27243 27525 9882

    (b) Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) ProgramIRI is an ICT-based interventionadopted from the EducationDevelopment Centre to improvethe quality of English education inthe primary classes. The programaids delivery of English lessons insuch a manner that the teacherscan immediately implement moreinteractive instructional approachesand augment regular classroomlessons.

    (c) Jolly Phonic InitiativeAdopted forClass I and II, the JollyPhonic Initiative was adopted fromARK Foundation. The programhelps strengthening the Englishpronunciationofstudentsthroughakitcomprisingflashcardsandvisuallyappealing‘BigBooks’.

    viii. Co-curricular Activities(a) Rang Tarang- Introducedin 2009-10, the Rang Tarangcompetition was conceptualized torecognize creative skills of childrenandinstillloveofart.ConceptualizedbyMrs.DeepikaMittal, itoriginallystarted as a drawing competitionand was then evolved into anannual celebration includingEnglish language quiz competition.Competitions are held at school,clusteranddistrictlevelandwinnersarefelicitatedwithprizes.

    (b) Bal Sabhas- Special assembliesconducted every third Saturdaysof themonth are referred to asBalSabhas. Students are encouragedto develop public speaking skills,facilitate group interaction amongpeersandenhanceon theirexistingknowledge.

    (c) House Activities- A housesystem has been adopted, wherestudents of all schools have beengrouped into three houses – Shakti(Strength),Shanti(Peace)andVaibhav(Prosperity). Regular activities arescheduled for the houses, therebyinducing the spirit of group work

    and healthy competition amongstudents.

    (d) Sports Day- Itisanannualeventheld across all schools at schooland cluster levels. Students areencouraged to participate in sportsactivities,therebynurturingthespiritofsports.

    (e) Language Weeks- English,Mathe-matics, Environmental Science andLocalLanguageWeeksareheldacrossallschoolstoengagestudentsthroughdemonstrations and project workrelatedtothetopicstaughtinclass.

    (f) Celebration of Important Days- Schools celebrate important days likeIndependence Day, Republic Day,Teachers’ Day and Children’s Daywith special emphasis. Origin andsignificanceofotherimportantnationalandinternationaldaysarealsosharedwithstudentsinmorningassemblies.

    (g) Student Excursions- Studentsacross all the Satya Bharti Schoolsaretakenforexposuretripsinnearbytowns and cities. These trips helprooting students with their localculturewhileconnectingthemtotheoutsideworld.

    Participation in sports is encouraged thereby instilling spirit of teamwork and sportsmanship among students

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    Design for Change School Contest: Over the Years (Organized by Riverside School)

    Year No. of Entries(Satya Bharti

    Schools)

    Total Winners

    Top 20 Jury mention

    Change-makers/ Top 66

    2012 162 15 3 - 12

    2011 170 12 3 2 7

    2010 94 10 1 1 8

    2009 83 9 3 1 5Note:Thisisanannualcontestwherethousandsofschoolsacrossthecountryparticipate

    Paramerica Spirit of Community Awards: Over the Years (Organized by DLF Pramerica Life Insurance)

    Year No. of Entries(Satya Bharti

    Schools)

    Total Winners

    Winning Category

    2013 24 5• OnestudentinTop15FinalistsalsoawardedSpecialJuryMentionaward

    • Fourstudentsamongst40RunnersUp

    2012 26 2• OnestudentawardedNationalHonoreeAward

    • OnestudentamongRunnersUp

    2011 76 9

    • ThreestudentsinTop20Finalists(ofthese,onestudentawardedtheSpecialRecognitionAward)

    • Sixstudentsamong40RunnersUp

    (h) Participation in External Competitions- Students areencouragedtoparticipateinexternalcompetitions thereby promotinginteraction with other schools anda spirit of healthy competition. Annexure 2: List of ExternalCompetitions

    ix. Community Development CampaignsNot limiting the teaching-learningto the four walls of the classroom,the Satya Bharti School curriculumincorporates interaction of thestudentswiththeirownsurroundingsthroughcommunitycampaigns.Theyare encouraged to identify issuesprevalent in their communities,addressthemthroughtheCommunityDevelopmentCampaignsandemergeas socially responsible citizens.Overthe years, students have addressedissues likeempowermentof thegirlchild,respectforwidows,eradicationofsocialevilslikechildmarriageandcaste discrimination, awareness

    and drives around global warmingetc. Community contributionshave received many accolades atinternationalstudentplatforms,suchasDesignforChangeSchoolContestfrom 2009 to 2012 and PramericaSpirit of Community Awards from2010to2013.

    Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards 2013– Winners:SpecialJuryMention(distinguishedfinalistamongTop15)

    Arti Verma,Class VII, Satya BhartiGovernmentUpperPrimarySchool,Raiwana,Rajasthan

    CampaignagainstUntouchability

    Runners Up (Among 40 participants)• Sapna Chauhan, Class VIII,Satya Bharti GovernmentUpper Primary School, BasaiBhopal Singh, Rajasthan - Campaign against ChildMarriage

    • ShilpaKumari,ClassVIII, SatyaBharti Government UpperPrimary School, Dabadwas,Rajasthan - Campaign forHelpingtheVillageElderly

    • Priyanka Kumari, Class VIII,SatyaBhartiGovernmentUpperPrimary School, Fatehpura,Rajasthan - Campaign forHelpingAbandonedWomen

    • RekhaMeena,ClassVIII, SatyaBharti Government UpperPrimary School, Gunavata,Rajasthan - Campaign againstEve-teasing

    To enhance their confidence levels, students are encouraged to participate in co-curric-ular activities: A group of students perform Mime art at a school function

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    Winds of Change by a 12 Year Old: Special Jury MentionArtiVerma,aClassVstudentofSatyaBhartiGovernmentUpperPrimarySchool,Raiwana,Rajasthan,wasinstrumentalingettingherfriendsocialrecognition.Seeingthatherfriendwasdeniedentryintothevillagetemple,Artiraisedhervoiceagainstuntouchabilityandfoughtforanimpartialsociety.Shegainedherfather’ssupportinhercrusade.Postapproval fromherparents, shemet thevillagersandsensitised themtowards the issue throughmeetings,rallies,hand-madepostersandslogans.Graduallyhereffortsstartedshowingresults.Thevillagersstartedacceptingtheonceconsidered‘untouchables’intothecommunity.Manychildrenfromthelowercasteswereallowedtoentertheschools.Afewmenandwomenfoundemploymentandstartedtotakepartinsocio-economicactivities.The12yearoldwasinstrumentalinbringingachangeinthemindsetofthevillagerstowardsuntouchability.HerendeavortocreateanequitablesocietywasappreciatedbythejuryofPramericaSpiritofCommunityAwards2013.

    New Initiatives 2012-13:• Valuebasedcurriculum– Special focus on valuesand learning steps as partof objectives of lessonplanning

    • Teacher Resource Book forelementarysection,containingsamplelessonplans

    • ScienceKitsinallelementaryschools

    • Rapid reading program forEnglishinprimaryschools

    • Sahaj PathanforPunjabiandHindi

    • NIIT interactiveclassrooms inallseniorsecondaryschools

    • Teacher Subject KnowledgeTest : two levels of papers(generalandsubjectspecific)andpedagogysection

    Design for Change School Contest 2012 – Winners:In Top 201.SatyaBhartiSchool,HarvarkiDhani,Rajasthan–SafetyNetforElderly

    2.SatyaBhartiSchool,Bhojpur,UttarPradesh–EmpoweringtheDisabled

    3.SatyaBhartiSchool,Himmatpura,Rajasthan–ImportanceofMedicalSupervisionDuringPregnancy

    Top 75 1. SatyaBhartiSchool,KurrianKalan,UttarPradesh–ChildRights2. SatyaBhartiSchool,BasaiBhopalSingh,Rajasthan–RespectforWidows3. SatyaBhartiSchool,BangrokiDhani,Rajasthan–CelebratingtheGirlChild4. SatyaBhartiSchool,Gomla,Haryana–SubstanceAbuse5. SatyaBhartiSchool,BeerKalwan,Haryana–ConservationofWater6. SatyaBhartiSchool,Kandhargarh,Punjab–PlantingTrees7. SatyaBhartiSchool,Pamal,Punjab-ComputerforAll8. SatyaBhartiSchool,Mohie,Punjab–BuildingSchoolBoundary9. SatyaBhartiSchool,UdhokeKalan,Punjab–HealthandHygiene10.SatyaBhartiSchool,Majhila,UttarPradesh–StopUseofOxytocin11.SatyaBhartiSchool,Rauni,Punjab–EliminateChildLabour12.SatyaBhartiSchool,Labana,Punjab–SafeWaytoSchools

    Through our Community Development Campaigns students learn to interact with their surroundings, address issues prevalent in their communities and in turn emerge as socially responsible individuals

  • ANNUAL REPORT 2012-13 • 17Satya Bharti Schools provide exposure to a variety of activities and events, aimed at holistic

    development of children, especially the girl child

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    Teachers’ Training: Continuous Capacity Building & Upgradation of Skills

    With teacher quality beingdirectly proportionate tothe quality of education,it is imperativethattheSatyaBhartiSchool teachers possess the pre–requisite skills to lead the processof learning and delivery of qualityeducation. Teachers are thereforerequiredtoundergoaparadigmshiftintheirperspective&approach,anddevelop a teaching process that isbothefficientandaffective.

    BhartiFoundationhasawell-plannedprogramtotraintheteachersthroughdifferenttrainingmodulesrelatedtoperspective building on education,itsaims, learning, subjectpedagogyandotheraspectslinkedwithholisticchild development like life skills,valueeducation&ICT.Mainfocusinthesetrainingsessionsistodevelopateacherintoan‘Educator’.

    TrainingofSatyaBhartiteachersfocusesuponimprovingeducationaloperationsand classroom processes. Thus, it isessential that all our teachers havetheability tomake complex conceptsrelatively simpler for the children anduse experiential learning to create anenergized environment. In 2012-13,each teacher underwent about eightdaysofcapacitybuildingworkshops.

    i. Satya Bharti Training ModelAcross the globe education systems are changing, thus offering oppor-tunities for serious and promising

    The Satya Bharti Training Philosophy:• AlignedwithNationalCurriculumFramework(NCF)2005,andhencelays emphasis on ‘critical pedagogy’, ‘knowledge as dynamic’ andteacherasa‘reflectiveprofessional’

    • Supports and follows the ‘Constructivist Theory’ of learning andbelievesthatthelearnerconstructshisownknowledgeandmodifiesitbyinteraction,experimentationandquestioningetc.

    • Encompassesthecoreprinciplesof ‘Brain-based’ learningandhencefocuses on developing the skill in teachers to establish a learningenvironmentthatischallengingandyetnon-threatening.

    Objectives of Teacher Training and Coaching:• To align all teachers with the educational philosophy of BhartiFoundation

    • Toenableteacherstousethemethodologyasoutlinedintheeducationalphilosophy

    • Toequipteacherstorespondappropriatelytotheeducationalneedsofthestudents

    • To provide exposure to teachers on the various pedagogical bestpracticeswithexplicitaimtoincorporateintheclassroom

    • Totrainteachersonvariousskillssuchascontinuouscomprehensiveassessment of students, physical education in curriculum, scholasticlearningetc.

    I was a behaviorist teacher when I joined Bharti Foundation. Here I learnt about the constructivist way of teaching …….Now I have sound bonding with my students which helps me in improving their learning levels. I also learnt how to guide & develop the team of fellow teachers to meet the expectations of our stakeholders. All this happened gradually after going through different training sessions which developed me as an educational leader

    Sanjay Sharma, Head Teacher, Satya Elementary School, Bakali, Kurukshetra

  • ANNUAL REPORT 2012-13 • 19

    educational reforms. The realchallenge facingmost schools is nolonger how to improve, but howto sustain the improvements. Forthis purpose, a TrainingModel wasadopted in order to address theongoing training needs of existingSatya Bharti teachers. The cascademodel involves the delivery oftraining through layers of trainersuntilitreachesthefinaltargetgroup.BytrainingtheTrainers(top),ClusterCoordinatorsandHeadTeachers,weassure transferring of knowledgefrom experts and specialists to theteachersthemselves.

    ii. Teacher Training ModulesA. Induction TrainingLike the name suggests, this seven-daymodulewelcomesnewteacherstotheSatyaBhartischoolingsystemand familiarizes them with BhartiFoundation’s vision, curriculumphilosophy, policies, their role &responsibilitiesetc.

    B. Skill and Level Specific SessionsHeldforeighttotendaysinayearforallteachers,thesesessionsincorporatesubjectandlevelspecifictrainingsonpedagogy with regard to differentsubjectsatdifferent levelsbysubjectexperts. Demystifying the curriculum

    and providing clarity on concepts istheprimefocusduringthesesessions.SomeofthesesessionsincludetrainingonPhonics,Assessment,TeachingofMathematicsetc.

    C. Need-based TrainingNeed-based trainings target specificareasofconcernandaddressesthem.Such exercises are conducted onthe basis of classroom observationsby Cluster Coordinators or asper requests received from HeadTeachers.

    D. Refresher TrainingThese are special trainings thatreinstate the learnings provided inthepasttrainingsessions.Thishelpsthem to restore their focus on thepreviouslycultivatedconcepts.

    E. Special Training for Pre-primary TeachersThe special training module equips

    teacherstoaddressspecificacademicand non-academic needs of pre-schoolers.Thishelpsinbuildingastrong foundation for learning fromaveryearlystage.

    F. In-school Training, Mentoring and SupportNot only trainers, but ClusterCoordinators also play a vital rolein the mentoring of teachers. Theyconduct regular training for variousteachersintheirrespectivecluster.Thiskindofsupporthelpsinencouragingteacherstoconstantlyworktowardsenhancing classroom strategies aswellasinself-improvement.

    G. Peer Learning ProgramThePeerLearningprogramsupportslearningfromfellowteachersinreal-class-time.Ithelpspromoteahealthyenvironmentofsharingofideasandeffectivemethodologiesof teachingthereby expanding their teachingpurview.

    iii. Head Teacher Coaching and MentoringThe Head Teacher in the SatyaBharti Schools is not just a formaladministrative position- she is aschool leader empowered to takeprofessionaldecisionsintheeverydayfunctioning of the school. Realizingthe need of the hour, last year anew module was introduced tobuildthecapacityofHeadTeachers.The objective of this module wasto develop them into educationalleaders so that they are able tosupport their teachers effectively. Inthistraining,theHeadTeacherswereexposedtotheskillsandtechniquesof classroom observation. Another

    Parameters for Mentoring Teachers’ on Lesson Planning• Instructionalgoalsandobjectives• Instructionalstrategies• Useoftechnology/TeachingLearningMaterial• Assessment• Materialsneeded• Organizationandpresentation• Reflection

    Training Experts (Internal & External)

    Trainers

    Train the trainer

    Train & mentor

    The training team consists of a central pool of10trainerswhohavebeentrainedbyexpertsinpedagogy.Thetrainers,postreceivingspecializedtrainingbyindustryexperts,traintheteachersoncertainstandardtrainingmodulesaswellasskill&levelspecificmodules.

    Train & coach

    Coach & support

    Train

    Train for coaching

    Cluster Coordinators

    The Satya Bharti Training Model

    Head Teacher

    & Teacher

    Subject Experts

    (Internal & External)

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    Cascading the Training Model – Training by identified Head Teachers on Select ModulesIn Satya Bharti Schools, theTrainersandClusterCoordinatorsare entrusted with the task ofmentoring and supporting theteachers at all times. To takethe support process to the nextpedestal,itwasrealizedthatHeadTeachers need to be involved inthe training process as they arethe only oneswho are in directand constant contact with theteachersattheschoollevel.

    Toaccomplish this,certainHeadTeachers were identified basedon their subject knowledgelevel, proactive approach andabilitytoconnectwithpeers.Theidentified Head Teachers wereinvolved in intensive planningwiththetrainers,givenachancetoobservetheconductoftrainingsessions of trainers, be co-trainersandfinallyconductsomeindependent training sessionsat the school level aswell as atthe district level. They carriedforward their skills developedthroughexperientiallearningandbegan scaffolding their teachersat the school level. During thesession 2012-13, 29 HeadTeachersacrosstheprogramhaveconducted sessions on varioustopics.

    At the beginning I thought that I will not be able to do it. With continuous support and motivation from the trainer, I was able to accomplish it. This is a very satisfying experience for me.

    Parvesh Kumari, Head Teacher Satya Bharti School, Bhilowal

    Kutch, Amritsar (Punjab)

    New Initiatives 2012-13:• TrainingbyHeadTeachersandSubjectTeachers• ClusterLevelIn-classTraining(Classroomdemoteachingbytrainerwiththeparticipantssittingintheclass)

    • Trainingontheidentifiedhardspots

    teachers can get better solutionsat school level. The impact of thismodule is that Head Teachers aremore empowered now and theyare supporting their teachers moreeffectively.All these thingsnotonlyhelpedinsmoothfunctioningoftheschoolbutalsoimprovedthelearninglevelsofstudents.

    iv. Training of Cluster CoordinatorsCluster Coordinators play a keyrole in ensuring that teachers areprovided with proper coaching andmentoring at all times. They areexpected to manage and enhancethepedagogicalrequirementsoftheschools. Helping teachers developtheir pedagogical competencethrough on-site trainings as well asprovide administrative and moralsupport,ClusterCoordinatorsactasmentorsandguidesfortheteachers.In FY 2012-13, all new ClusterCoordinators were put through ten

    dayspedagogicalinductionprogramto align them to the educationalphilosophy and practices of theprogram.

    v. Training the TrainerA team of in-house trainers ismajorly responsible for conductingmost of the trainings at BhartiFoundation. They undergo robusttrainings in order to be updatedwith all educational developments.At present, there is one designatedtrainer for every district of 20-25schools in Punjab, Rajasthan andHaryana. The training needs of thestates of Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradeshand West Bengal with around 10-12schoolseacharetakencareofbyone trainer specially designated forthese states. In addition theClusterCoordinatorsofthesestatesarealsomentoredforcertaintrainings.

    Annexure 3:TrainingUpdate

    key feature was the art of givingfeedback constructively so that the

    A multi-pronged approach is adopted to equip Satya Bharti School teachers with the requisite knowledge, skills and attitude to be successful in the classroom

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    Our Reward & Recognition programs aim to: • Recognize individuals andteams, in a timely andeffective way, for theirexceptionalcontributions.

    • Provide a continuum ofopportunities to acknow-ledgeandrecognizestaff.

    • Establish an environment ofzealandmotivation.

    • Highlighteffortsandactivitiesthat have benefited theFoundation in achieving itsvision.

    Teacher Engagement

    A teacher is responsible forshaping not just studentscapabilities but also ignitemindstoformanation’sfuture.TheteachersofSatyaBhartiSchoolsarerecruitedfortheirpassionandtrainedtoexcelintheircommitmenttowardschildren.

    i. Recruiting TalentTeachersfortheSatyaBhartiSchoolprogramaremostlyrecruitedfromthelocal communities which inculcatesin them a sense of ownershipwiththe program. The aim is to recruitcandidates who believe in theprogram and arewilling to go thatextra mile for quality and holisticdevelopment of students. Variouscreativeandinnovativemethodsareused to generate responses fromqualified and dedicated individuals,from across the states of Haryana,Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar PradeshWestBengalandTamilNadu.

    The Bharti Foundation recruitmentprocess, likeanyotherprocedure, ismonitoredandevaluatedregularlytoalignittothedynamicenvironment.The program has recruited manyyoungqualified individuals fromthe

    host and feeder villages, providingthem employment and a platformto showcase their skills. We haveconstantlyrevisedandrevampedtherecruitment process to ensure thatweselecttheverybest.

    ii. Engaging TeachersSpecial initiatives like the CEOcontact program, regular writtencommunication from the CEO’sofficeanda“Reward&Recognition”program keeps teachers motivatedthroughtheyear.

    iii. Reward & Recognition ProgramAt Bharti Foundation, the Reward& Recognition system motivatesteachers while aligning their goalswith thoseof theorganization. Theprogram is not limited tomonetarybenefits,butalsoincludesmanynon-monetary practices that enhancemorale and productivity of ourteachingandnon-teachingstaff.

    A. Innovation Awards:Torecognizethe initiatives of our Satya BhartiSchool teachers in bringing newtechniques to the existing process.While the focus is on inculcating

    innovativeandcreativeideas inourprogram strategy, these awardsare intended to acknowledge themany initiatives that are taken inour schools which go a long wayin enhancing the overall schoolperformance.

    B. Top Talent Recognition & Reward Program: Top performingteachers and Head Teachers arerewarded based on their annualperformancerating.

    Various employee engagement activities and Reward & Recognition Programs ensure that the Bharti Foundation team is motivated to deliver quality education

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    Parent and Community Connect

    Connecting parents andcommunity with the schoolshas been an importantcomponent of the Satya BhartiSchoolProgram.Aimingtobuildthetrust andownershipof parents andcommunity members, the programformatensuresthatthereisenoughopportunity for the community tounderstandandbeengagedwiththeschools.

    Parent and Community Engagement Forums:i. Structured Interaction Points• Regularhomevisitsbyteachers• Parent-TeacherMeetings• CommunityDevelopmentCampaigns

    ii. Celebration of Events• Separatesportsactivitiesforparents• Invitingcommunitytoparticipateinschoolevents• Felicitationofstudentsinfrontofcommunity

    iii. Support by Community• Schoolsbuiltonlanddonatedorleasedbycommunity• Materialandmonetarycontribution• Providingorarrangingtransportforstudents• CommunityVolunteeringWeek

    iv. Economic Empowerment of Communities• Recruitmentofteachersandnon-teachingstaff• MothersasMidDayMealvendors• Offeringvendorservicesforgrocery, tenthouses,mid-daymealandevenasschool-help(Didi)etc.

    Construction support by Salgawali village in RajasthanWhen the Satya BhartiGovernment Primary School inSalgawali,Amber,Rajasthanwasadopted by Bharti Foundation,it had only two rooms. Classes,mostly held outdoors, wouldoften be hindered by weatherconditions. Villagers were veryhappy with the improvementin quality of education and thework of Bharti Foundation’steachers. Seeing how their sonsand daughters were benefittingfrom the Program, communitymembers stepped-in to helpconstruct more classrooms forthe school. The Satya BhartiGovernment Primary School inSalgawali, Amber, Rajasthantodayhasfournewclassrooms.

    Creating forums for active engagement of parents and community, the program format aids in building their trust and ownership with the Satya Bharti Schools

    Teachers ensure that parents are aware of their child’s progress and the teaching learning methodologies followed at Satya Bharti Schools through structured Parent Teacher Meetings

    i. Community Volunteering WeekCommunity VolunteeringWeek is apart of the regular school calendar,wherein the schools are handedovertothecommunitymembersfora week and students are exposedto local arts, craft, folklore andmusic unique to their own villageor community. The program is aplatform to introduce various skills,artsandprofessionstoourstudentsandtherebyreinforcetheparametersofholisticdevelopment.

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    ii. Land, Material and Monetary SupportCommunity members have made asignificantcontributiontoourschoolsand continue to do so. They not

    Activities Covered Under Community Volunteering Week:• Professional – Carpentry,Postal Services, BankingServices,Electricaletc.

    • Vocational Skills – RopeMaking,Weaving,Beautician,ClayModelingetc.

    • ArtandCraft–CardMaking,FolkDance,Singing,Origami,PuppetMakingetc.

    • ValueEducation–EnvironmentConservation,CaringforPets,GoodHabitsetc.

    • Games and Sports – Karate,Yoga,VolleyBall,Exercisesetc.

    • Governance – PanchayatSystem,RuralSchemesetc.

    only support the program but alsomake monetary and non-monetarycontributionstowardstheday-to-dayfunctioning, events and activities oftheschools.Startingfromgarneringtheir support in procuring land forthe institution, to teaching studentswithin the homes of communitymemberstillthenewschoolbuildingswere constructed; the Foundationbelievesthatcommunityparticipationandsustainedsupportisaprerequisitefor its success. Members of thecommunityalsomakemonetaryandmaterial contributions and continueto provide labour support to ourschools,helpingconstructboundarywalls, pathways, playgrounds etc.The program has thus, over theyears, built a deep and meaningfulrelationship with communities,workingseamlesslytobringaboutasustainablechangeinruralIndia.

    iii. Community EmpowermentFromalargerperspective,theprogramworks towards the betterment andempowerment of local communitiesin the host and nearby villages. Theprogram has empowered the localcommunityinthefollowingways:

    • Recruitment of School Staff:Around1500localyouthrecruitedasteachersfromlocalandneighboringcommunities

    Manyteacherslearnfromoursystemand go on to join the governmentandprivateschoolingsystems,mostlyasHeadTeachers,implementingandbeing torch-bearers of the SatyaBhartiteachingphilosophy.

    Parameters 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10

    No.ofDays 5 5 5 12

    No.ofSchools 238 234 236 158

    No.ofVolunteers 1,378 1,323 800 1,400

    No.ofStudents 36,399 31,729 29,823 22,700

    AverageVolunteerHours(PerDay) 2.2hrs 2hrs. 3hrs. 3hrs.

    AverageVolunteerNumbers(PerSchool) 6 6 4 8

    Thewomenteachersinourschools,specialy the Head Teachers are asourceofinspiration.

    Community members, especiallymothers,arealsoemployedasMid-dayMealvendors.

    • Empowerment of local vendors:Localvegetablevendors,grocersetc.experiencean increase in their salesdue to Satya Bharti Schools. Schoolactivities like students excursions,event celebrations etc. involve localtravelandeventorganizers.Materiallikestationery,constructionmaterialsetc.arealsoprocuredlocally.

    Community Volunteering – Activity Profiling

    16%6%

    28%27%

    9%14%

    Games and Sports (9%)

    Governance (6%)

    Professional Skills Exposure (28%)

    Vocational Skills (27%)

    Art and Craft (16%)

    Value Education (14%)

    Community Volunteering Week: Over the Years

    The Community Volunteering Week helps develop in community a sense of ownership of the school: A local musician teaching folk music

    Women from the community, especially mothers of students, are employed as Mid-Day Meal vendors for the schools

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    Monitoring and Impact Assessments

    Satya Bharti School Program’sperformanceismeasuredusingKey Performance Indicators(KPIs)aroundallaspectsofitswork.Apart from quarterly review by theFoundation’s Board, monthly KeyPerformanceIndicators(KPIs)ofeachfunction,e.g.Finance,HR,Operationsetc.arereviewedbytheCEO’soffice.Functional reviews are also carriedoutattheBhartiGrouplevel.

    Process ManagementI. School Operating ManuallSchool Operating Manual wasintroducedinFY2006-07tofacilitateconsistency of operations and maintain quality standards in eachschool by presenting school-basedpoliciesandprocessesinastructuredandsimplemanner.Thecurrentversionof the manual carries 49 processesforprimaryandelementaryschools,whileseniorsecondaryschoolshaveadedicatedmanual that consistsof45 processes. These processes arewith regard to Operations, HumanResource, Training & Curriculum,Construction,IT&SupportaswellasQualityManagement.

    II. 5S Methodology5Sisamethodologyofhousekeepingwhich is used extensively across allsectorsaroundtheglobe.Itdescribeshowtoorganizespaceforefficiencyandeffectivenessby identifyingand

    storing the items in a structuredmanner, ongoing maintainence ofthe area and items, and sustainingthe new order. Denoting the5S’ of Sorting Out, SystematicArrangement, Stay Clean, StandardPractice and SpreadAwareness, theprocesshasbeenincorporatedacrossallSatyaBhartiSchools.Studentsareimplementing this practice not onlyatschoolorduringschoolhours,butalsointheirhousesandreachingouttothenearbyareas.

    Monitoring and EvaluationVarious assessment tools andtechniques have been adopted byBhartiFoundationthathelptogaugetheprogressbeingmadeattheSatyaBhartiSchools.Monitoringisbasicallydoneatthreelevels:Student,TeacherandSchool.

    I. Student LevelStudent assessment is an ongoingprocess to monitor learning levelsand development of skills amongchildren.

    A. Baseline Assessment:Conductedfor every new student joinee, thebaseline test helps in assessingthe child’s current learning level.The test has both oral and writtencomponentswhichhelptheteacherin constructing a child’s penpictureanddecidefurthercourseofaction.

    B. Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE): Adopting theNCERT recommended ContinuousComprehensive Evaluation (CCE),the academic calendar at SatyaBharti Schoolshasbeendivided intotwo terms (six months each) havingthreecyclesofassessmentsperterm.TheseCycle Tests are a combinationof both formative and summativeassessments. While the formativetests are written tests, students aregraded basis pen-paper tests aswell as teacher observations in thesummative assessments. Further, tofacilitate the process of observationandsimplifyrecordingofeachchild’sdevelopment,anon-goingAssessmentChart,markedwithspecificskillareasisdisplayedineachclass.

    C. Assessment of Holistic Development: Once in each term,studentsaregradedon thebasisoftheir participation and performancein class, external projects andactivities. They are also assessed

    Scholastic Skills: Students distribution as per marks

    Tools for Student Assessment:• QuestioningTechniquesattheendoflessons

    • Peer and Self-AssessmentTechniquesbystudents

    • Classroom AssessmentTechniques asper the schoolcalendar

    RajasthanPunjab Haryana Tamil Nadu West Bengal UP

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    on their cognitive, emotional andpsychomotor domains of growth,once per term. In order to supportteachers, awell-defined rubric bothfor scholastic and co-scholasticdomainshasbeendeveloped.

    II. Teacher LevelAssessments at the Satya BhartiSchools have consistently beenusedasanimportanttooltoensuregood quality of teaching in ourschools.Vigoroustrainingsaswellasmentoringisprovidedtotheteachersto strengthen areas of knowledge,skillsandattitude.Regularassessmentof their teaching skills helps themimprovetheirteachingcapacities.

    A. Observation Reports: Actsasatooltorecordteachers’performanceby the Cluster Coordinators duringtheir visits to the schools. Lessonsare observed on certain predefinedparameters and observation scoresare analyzed to identify gaps. Thishelps in designing appropriatementorshipsessionsaswellascentraltrainingplans.

    B. Teacher Subject Knowledge Test (TSKT):IntroducedinFY2009-10,theTSKThasoverthepastyearsearnedanidentityofbeinganimportanttooltomeasurethecompetenciesofourteachersintermsofsubjectunderstandinganditspedagogy.Thisalsoenablesteacherstoreflectupontheirweakpointsandundertakeself-directedlearning.

    The compulsory paper comprisedfour sections: English usage andcomprehension, understanding ofMathematical applications in reallife, General Awareness (includingknowledge of monthly memos) andGeneral Pedagogy with weightagegivenas20%,20%,27%and33%respectively. Also, each Level 1 andLevel2paperwasdivided in to twosections-ContentandPedagogywith67%and33%weightagerespectively.The content section checked the

    Co-Scholastic Skills: Students distribution as per marks

    New Initiative of 2012-13:Cycle 3/Cycle 6 Examinations• A Blue Print aligned to Bloom’s Taxonomy to be the basis for thecreationofquestionspapers.

    • Thequestionslargelybasedonthecontextstakenfromstudents’reallife.

    • Introductionofthemarkingschemesforallthesummativequestionpaperstobringintheuniformityintheevaluationprocess.

    Design of the Teacher Subject Knowledge Test:Satya Bharti Schools have teachers teaching at the primary grades aswell as elementary grades. Since the teaching dynamics of a primaryteacherdiffer from thatof anelementary teacher, in termsof conceptdevelopment,application,assessmentandpedagogyofthesubject,thequestionspaperswerecreatedfortwolevels:

    Level 1- For primary teachers based on the subjects being taught atprimarylevel

    Level 2-Forelementaryandbridgeteachersbasedonthesubjectsbeingtaughtatelementarylevel

    One compulsory paper-ForbothLevel1andLevel2teachers

    knowledge, understanding andapplication of the concepts. Thepedagogy section checked theteaching aptitude, understandingandapplicationofthetoolsofsubjectpedagogyinrealclassroomsituationsthroughrealtimecasestudies.

    1422 teachers across the SatyaBharti Schools appeared for theTeacher Subject Knowledge Test-5in September 2012. The averagemarksscoredhasbeen48%withthehighestscoredmarksbeing73%.

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    III. School LevelSchool level looks at overall schoolperformance basis 13 parametersthat include growth in enrolment,students’ attendance & dropouts,teachers’performance,processauditresultsetc.Keycostparameterssuchasperchildcost,recruitmentcost(perhead),trainingcost(perday)etc.aremonitoredtokeepcostsincontrol.

    A. School Report Card: TheSchool Report Card depicts overall

    performance of schools based onvariousinputs,processesandoutputparameters. This grading is takenintoconsiderationtoidentifybottom50schoolsforaSchoolImprovementProgram.

    B. Monthly School Report: It’sa comprehensive tool to measurethe performance of schoolswith an easy to fill excel-basedschool level database. It captures

    School Grades as per School Report Card: Over the Years

    GradeNumber of Schools

    2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10

    A 54 47 29 9

    B 174 166 188 173

    C 21 32 17 54

    D 0 0 0 0

    TOTAL 249** 245* 234 236

    *ExcludesfiveseniorsecondaryschoolsandthreeschoolsinWestBengal

    **Excludesfiveseniorsecondaryschools

    comprehensive data relevant tothe schools including learninglevels, enrollment of children,dropouts, attendance, curriculumcompletion level etc. Theseindicators are also monitored atcluster,districtandregionalaswellasprogramleveltomonitoroverall performance.

    C. Process Audits:Regularprocessauditsareanessentialelementforensuringeffective implementationoftheschoolprocessesandotherqualityinitiativesinthesystem.Thequality teamensuresplannedandsurprise visits to random and attimes specifically selected schools.These audits help improvingoperations and identify processimplementationgaps,ifany.

    13 Parameters for Measuring School PerformanceStudent Enrollment, Student Dropout, Transition Dropout, StudentAttendance,TeacherAttendance,Regularity&QualityofSchoolProgramAssessment,LearningLevels(Cycle3),LearningLevels(Cycle6),TeacherAssessment,TeacherSubjectKnowledgeTest,HeadTeacherAssessment,Holistic Development of Students (Scholastic), Holistic Development ofStudents(Co-Scholastic)

    Audit Status: Over the Years

    Audit Year Overall FY 2012-13 FY 2011-12 FY 2010-11

    Grade No. of Schools % No. of Schools % No. of Schools % No. of Schools %

    A 165 70% 9 100% 58 66% 98 70%

    B 70 29% 0 0% 28 32% 42 30%

    C 2 1% 0 0% 2 2% 0 0%

    D 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

    TOTAL 237 100% 9* 100% 88** 100% 140 100%

    *Additionally,58schoolswereauditedondifferentparameters,undertheschoolsupportprogram

    **FiveschoolsofTamilNadu,fiveschoolsofUttarPradeshandtwoPardadaPardadiEducationSocietyschoolsnotaudited

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    Regulatory Financial ComplianceBharti Foundation is registeredunderFCRAAct2010andSection35AC, 12A and 80G of IncomeTax Act 1961, and adheres toall its compliance and legalrequirements.

    Governance

    Bharti Foundation is coveredunder various regulatorycompliances as per Indianframework, including financialcompliances and various Central& State Acts such as Labor Laws,GratuityLaws,MinimumWagesAct,etc. The Foundation has a robustInternal Audit structure whereevery quarter a different functionor unit is audited. In addition,external statutory audits are alsoundertaken.WehavemanagementandqualityauditsandMISreportingsystemtotheCEOwhichcovertheperformance of all aspects of theschoolingprogram.

    Board of TrusteesMeetingsoftheBoardofTrusteesareheldatleastthriceayear.Itensuresthat work of Bharti Foundationis implemented in a manner thatcomplies with the laws of the landandis insyncwiththeobjectivesoftheTrust.

    Board of GovernorsHeadedbytheChairman,theBhartiFoundation Governing Board has acurrentmembershipof15members.Theseareeminentprofessionalsandacademicianswithunderstandingofbusiness,educationanddevelopmentsectorinIndiaandadeepcommitmenttowards theprogram. TheBoardofGovernorsmeetings areheld at thesamefrequencyasthatoftheBoardofTrustees.

    Organization StructureOrganizationisheadedbytheChiefExecutive Officer who is directlyresponsible for operations of theorganization.Heplays the roleof amentor by leading organizationaland programmatic strategy,policies, processes and support forimplementation. Functions at theHead Office to support the CEO

    areProgram,Training&Curriculum,Quality, Communications, Partner-ships, IT, Construction, HumanResource, Finance, Supply ChainandLegal.Operationsatthegroundare led by Regional Heads withDistrict Coordinators and ClusterCoordinators being operationallyaccountable for their respectivedistricts andclusters.HeadTeachersof a cluster report into a ClusterCoordinator.

    Management Policies and ProcessesBharti Foundation applies thefollowingBhartiGroup’sgovernancepolicies:

    A. Ombudsperson Policy–TheofficeoftheOmbudspersoncanbeapproachedbyemployeesandexternalstakeholderswhoobserveunprofessionalbehaviour,toraisetheirconcern.

    B. Bharti Code of Conduct –Thisensureszerotoleranceonimproperconductorunethicalbehaviourattheworkplacebyemployees.

    AuditsInternalandstatutoryauditsareconductedbyexternalagenciesofinternationalreputeandformalreportssubmittedperiodically.

    Annual Operating PlanThishelpsinchalkingoutobjectivesalongwithrelatedfinancialandnon-financialresourcesfortheyear.

    Other Policies and ProcessesOrganizationalpoliciesforbothteachingandnon-teachingstaffexistatBhartiFoundation.Thesepoliciesensurethattheworkplacehasapositive,encouragingandconduciveenvironment.

    Governing Board meeting in progress

  • Sustainability

    Building partnerships alongwith building schools hasbeen thewayof lifeatBhartiFoundation.TheSatyaBhartiSchoolProgram exists to provide qualityeducation to children in the villagesand giving them an opportunity torealizetheirpotentialasemployableand responsible citizens. It is fartoo important a project to bedependent on a single agency forits sustainability. The program hasbeen strengthened by partnershipswith the village-community,Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) aswell aswith State bureaucracy. TheFoundation receives programmaticandacademicinputsfromspecializedinstitutionalpartners suchasNGOs,academic and teachers training institutions.

    I. Financial SustainabilityA. Corpus Donors Bharti Foundation was set up in2000 with an initial endowmentfrom the promoters and associates.Over the last 13 years, it has beenworking in close alliance with itspartners to strengthen the long-termsustainabilityoftheprogrambyconstantlybuildingonitscorpus.

    There are two categories of corpusdonors. Many individuals andcorporatesadoptaschoolforlifebybuildingaschool-specificcorpusfund.Theinterestonthisfundtakescareofthe annual operational expenses ofthe schoolpartiallyorwholly.Theseschools are thus sponsored by thedonorswho continue to build theirrelationshipwith the institutionandreceive reports fromtheFoundationregardingitsprogressandchallenges.Theothercategoryofcorpusgrantsare not linked to any school andare therefore, more institutional innature,helpingtheFoundationbuildlong-termsustainability.

    B. Corporate PartnersToday, Bharti Foundation has more than 170 corporate partnerscontributing through financial andmaterialdonationstowardstheSatyaBharti School Program. For mostcorporatepartners,BhartiFoundationprovides an efficient and effectiveplatformfortheirCSRorphilanthropicfunds. Sponsorship from corporatepartners varies from constructionof new schools, expansion of

    infrastructure of existing schools,supportingoperationalcostsofschoolsannually,orevenadoptingaschoolforlife by giving an endowment grant.Many corporations donate materialssuchasdesktops,laptops,USBdrives,shoesforstudents,etc.

    C. Individual PartnersMany individual donors havepartnered with us after hearingabout our work at various forums;

    Charity and philanthropy take many forms, but the best kinds are those that empower the beneficiaries, giving them the means to uplift themselves, rather than helping them for the time being. Deutsche Bank is privileged to support the Satya Bharti Schools since 2010. This excellent educational program with the Bharti Foundation has enabled hundreds of young children to receive an education which they may otherwise not have the opportunity to. We are extremely delighted to see that these children are given a strong foundation of the English language. The parallels between Deutsche Bank and the Bharti Foundation might not be immediately obvious. But where we find commonality is in our mutual recognition of the importance of corporate responsibility in places where the greatest needs are.

    Ms. Annie YeoDirector & Head, Corporate Social Responsibility Asia

    Deutsche Bank

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  • news reports, conferences or wordof mouth. Our individual partners,mostofthemfinancialcontributors,donate via web, payroll givingprogram,AirtelMoneyandthroughcheques etc. Many of our partnersalso support us through non-monetarycontributionslike-materialor technical, volunteering (time,skills and knowledge), social media(awareness)etc.

    D. Partnership with GovernmentBharti Foundation works incollaboration with various stategovernmentstoenhancethequalityand delivery of education in ruralpartsofIndia:

    i. Partnership with the Punjab State Government: Partnershipformed under PunjabGovernment’sAdarshSchemetosetupGreenfieldSenior Secondary Schools in a PPPmodel.We are also pilotingQualitySupport Model in ten schools ofMansaandBhatindadistricts.

    ii. Partnership with the Rajasthan Government: Bharti Foundationadopted 49 government schools inRajasthaninAugust2007undertheRajasthan Education Initiative (REI)with theaimto improve thequalityof education. An MoU has beensigned to support two governmentsecondaryschoolsundertheQualitySupportModel.

    iii. Partnership with Public Sector Undertakings: Bharti Foundationhas partnered with the SecurityPrintingandMintingCorporationofIndia Limited (SPMCIL) to setup11primary schools in theMurshidabadDistrict of West Bengal. BhartiFoundation has also signed anagreementwiththeNationalMiningDevelopment Corporation (NMDC),to run and manage a secondaryschoolinSitapur,UttarPradesh.

    E. Technical PartnershipsBharti Foundation works withorganizations and individuals toleverage their technical expertiseand knowledge to institutionalizebest practices in the program, be itcurriculum,training,artortechnologyrelatedinterventionsinschools.Withthe objective of incorporating thetechnical know-how and processesfromtheexpertpoolofresourcesineducationtoenrichtheSatyaBhartiSchool program, we have nurtured

    close technical alliances with selectorganizationsandindividuals.

    F. Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM)The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon(ADHM) has created an excellentplatform to bring togethercorporates, individuals, employeesand school and college students toraise awareness about the Programand also raise funds, while havingfunrunningthemarathon.

    Each year, the Foundationhas usedthis opportunity to raise awarenessabouttheneedforqualityeducationfor underprivileged children byespousing a ‘theme’ for the event.While ADHM 2011 was centeredaround ‘The Superheroes League’honouring the students for thecourage theydisplayed in takingupsocialcausesandfightingforwhatisright,ADHM2012,meanwhile,tookthethemeforwardunderits‘StudentStars’campaign.

    We are very happy to have partnered with Bharti Foundation by extending our support to two Satya Bharti Schools in Karaikuddi District – Tamil Nadu. Meeting the coordinator, enthusiastic teachers & students has been an absolute pleasure. The regime with which the schools are run is fantastic, with highly motivated teachers and students who are always eager to imbibe the smartly designed curriculum. We wish the Satya Bharti Schools all the very best in the years to come.

    Ms. Brinda MalhotraHead – CSR, Aircel Limited

    Various corporate teams and individuals run the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in support of the Satya Bharti Schools

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    Corporateteams,seniormanagementof Bharti group, individuals andemployees across the Bharti grouprun in support of the Satya BhartiSchool Program. Over the last fiveADHMs,asmanyas4250employeesfrom59corporatehavehelpedraisingfunds and generated awarenessabout the quality education for theunderprivileged.

    II. Employee EngagementA. ACTACT–ACaringTouchisanemployeepayroll giving program for BhartiGroup of Companies. Initiated

    Active participation by Bharti Group employees in the ‘You are my Inspiration’ campaign under the employee giving program (ACT)

    Kalpana Morparia (CEO, JP Morgan, India) visiting a Satya Bharti School

    Employee Participation (%) Under ACT Program: Over the Years

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    Year 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09

    NumberofCorporateTeams 36 30 24 17 11

    TotalFundsRaised(Rs.mn) 11.7 9.4 6.2 3 3.4

    DreamTeams 10 3 8 0 3

    ACTProgram(WithCorporateMatching)

    Other Individual Donations

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    DonationsfromotherCorporates

    FundsRaisedThroughEvents(ADHM)

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    DonationsThroughCorpus(Individuals&Corporates)

    MaterialContributions(Estimated)

    47%

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    in August 2006, the Programencourages employees to give backtothesocietyintermsofmoney,time,skills or knowledge. Employees arefreetochoosetocontributetowardsSatya Bharti School Programor anyof the other empanelled NGOs. Allmonetary contributions are thenequally matched by the company,thus doubling the amount for thereceivingcharity.

    Over the years, the program hasgrownat a remarkablepace,whichhas helped raise a total amountof INR 80.6million till date, out ofwhich INR 19.7 million was raisedin FY 2012-13. Today there arethousands of donors located acrossgeographies and all CEOs lead theemployee giving program by notonly donating regularly but alsoinspiring their teams to contributeand participate. The pillars of this

    Annual Changemaker Awards – Comprising of the Corporate Responsibility and the ACT Ambassador AwardsTorecognizetheeffortsandaccomplishmentsofBhartiGroupcompaniesintheareaofCorporateResponsibility(CR),aswellasthecommitmentandinnovativeinitiativesbytheACTAmbassad