Going to School
Be!Schools– Teaching entrepreneurial skills to secondary school children
Grant amount: $201,478
Time frame: Jan 2014 – July 2016
Location: Bihar, India
Going to School (GTS) is an award-winning Indian NGO established in 2003. The organisation uses creative art to improve learning outcomes for children across India. GTS designs stories for children in the form of books, movies and games that are used in government schools to enhance learning.
Be! Schools aims to teach entrepreneurial skills, reduce the dropout rate at school , increase attendance, and improve reading and maths proficiency. It consists of 30 design-driven skills stories and their corresponding 30 skills activities that teach entrepreneurial skills to 15,000 children (with a special intensive focus on over 8,000 girls) from low-income groups in Grade 8 and 9 in 100 government schools in Bihar, India.