In January 2019 we awarded a start-up grant to Transform Schools, an initiative of People For Action, who aim to break the cycle of poverty through access to quality education in Odisha, India. Transform Schools works holistically across four key pillars; learning, teaching, school management and technical advice.

The success of the organisation has led other Indian states to express an interest in their core remedial programme as well as their training and management models. The Transform Schools team is now supporting State Officials to expand and adapt the Odisha model of whole school transformation in 10 districts in Chhattisgarh, 3 districts in Haryana and a partnership is also being developed with Himachal Pradesh, with the potential to reach over 1000 schools. We are delighted to see Transform Schools’ education model flourishing and adapting throughout India!