INNOVATION IN PUBLIC EDUCATION
World over, high quality government funded public education systems are a proven bedrock for societal progress. In India, the scale of the demand poses a challenge for most governments across the country. Tranquil Charitable Foundation (TCF) was founded to try and bring an innovative approach to address this challenge. Our mission is to develop a scalable and sustainable solution to improving educational outcomes for students and alumni of publicly funded government schools through active local community participation.
Gubbalala Higher Primary School (GHPS – Bangalore South) is a typical kannada medium government school that faces the regular challenges of infrastructure, student-teacher ratio and other challenges. GHPS was formally adopted by Tranquil Charitable Foundation (TCF) through an MoU signed with the Karnataka Dept of Education, to adopt the school under the “Shale Dattu Yojana” scheme in Jan 2011.
Over the past years, TCF has partnered with the school in various ways including infrastructure support (water supply, bathroom facilities, additional lighting, etc.), student support (uniforms, stationery, medical checkups, etc.), teaching & academic support (additional teacher-aides hiring & funding, sponsorship for participation in external exams, etc.) including direct academic intervention through volunteers from our apartment complex. In recent years, we have expanded our partnership to include support for all the alumni of GHPS in pursuit of their academic desires in high school and beyond.
As we go past the TENTH anniversary of the establishment of Tranquil Charitable Foundation (TCF) and our work with GHPS, we decided to take a look back on the journey to-date and reflect on where we’ve come since that first step. In this short Youtube linked video, you will see some highlights from our initial days, all the way to today as we continue to work hard at our mission of “develop a scalable and sustainable solution to improving educational outcomes for students and alumni of publicly funded government schools through active local community participation”
Over the last ten years, we have come a long way…and we are eternally grateful to all of you – our patrons – who have walked every step of the way with us, encouraging and motivating us on this journey. Our accomplishments are your successes. Our volunteers, our teachers and most importantly our students are the real heroes of the TCF journey and we, the trustees, wish to salute and thank them for these accomplishments.
We are looking forward to the start of a new academic year 2023-24. Post the stellar results delivered by Class-10 and PUC-2 students, our Alumni Director has actively engaged with these students and ensured that all of them have secured admission into PUC-1 and college respectively.
At the school campus, through contributions by well-wishers of TCF, a new classroom and a staff room (made of recycled materials) are getting ready. The new classroom will be home to Class-3 students who are going to be about 40 in number. Staff room will help the teachers be in a separate area, without taking space within an existing classroom. The school is also getting a fresh coat of paint , deep cleaning of classrooms, new water filter setup and greenery.
We hope the new academic year will bring a lot of excitement in the GHPS and Alumni students to continue their learning. We also THANK the support of all well-wishers of TCF as we embark on newer initiatives this year.