Udaan

Udaan is an initiative to improve early childhood education by empowering educated and passionate women to operate playschool at their places. This creates employment of teachers and improves the livelihood of the women’s family and thus fulfills the desire of needy parents of quality education with care.

Context

Early childhood education helps in the holistic development of children. It is basically for children in an age group of 3 -6 years. Children in these ages learn faster from their environment and people. It helps in proving a strong foundation for lifelong learning and learning activities. Several reports and research emphasis on early childhood education is an essential building block for child future success but what a child in rural areas should do to utilize these periods? They neither get learning environment, exposure, culture, a trained teacher, an affordable place with standard pedagogy & an effective curriculum. The absence of rural-based playschool chain to cater to the need of rural parents deteriorates the effective development of children.

Approach

We create a platform which bridges the gap between the need of the parent and unemployment women. We come as an enabler and help women to set up a playschool from scratch by providing setup guidance, training, standard curriculum, monitoring tools, technical support, and others. Playschool is owned by the women and we become an educational partner and takes some values from it. The playschool is branded and market by us and remains part of our huge network of playschool.

Focus Area

We work for the holistic development of the children and focus on these five domains.

  1. Pysical Development - Gross motor skill & Fine motor skills
  2. Cognitive Development
  3. Language Development
  4. Social, emotion & personal development
  5. Creativity development

Operating Model

Our playschools work in 3 different models

  1. Village Based Playschool

    It is a low-cost playschool model specially designed to suit the rural area's needs and context. We help set up a playschool which is owned by local women entrepreneurs in partnership with us. The daily operation is managed by the women with our expertise.

  2. Center-Based Playschool

    It is a low-cost playschool model specially designed for the rural and semi-rural areas where we run our playschool center which is managed and operated by existing playschool with our partnership and expertise.

  3. Urban/Semi-Urban Based Playschool

    It’s a medium-cost playschool model specially designed for the semi-urban and urban areas. We help set up a playschool which is owned by local women entrepreneurs in partnership with us. The daily operation is managed by the women with our expertise.

Objective

We work for the holistic development of the children and focus on these five domains.

  1. To set up a platform that connects children, parent, entrepreneurial mindset people, existing Preschool, community, NGO, SHG for early childhood development
  2. To provide quality, equitable and inclusive early childhood development and care to children below 6 in rural India at an affordable price.
  3. To motivate and encourage women entrepreneurship in rural India.
  4. To create and provide employment in rural India.
  5. To improve the livelihood and living standards of the people of rural areas.

OnGoing Projects

Our few of the ongoing projects:

Nalanda

LDI Play School Nalanda

It is run and owned by Shweta Kumari, a 35-year-old women. She teaches the children and keep progress of them.


Strength – 23
Age group – 3 - 6
Class – Pre Nursery, Nursery, LKG
Population – 95% of the children comes from SC/ST background.
Location Type - Rural area.
Address – village- Muzaffarpur, block- Silao, Panchayat – Bargaon, Nalanda, 803111, Bihar
Started on – 15 April 2019

Bettiah

LDI Play School Bettiah

It is low cost play school in semi urban area run by Sangeeta devi, wife of retired army person.


Strength – 8
Age group – 3 - 6
Class – Pre Nursery, Nursery, LKG
Population – Mix of various region
Location Type - Semi urban area.
Address – village- Garabhua, Pashchim Champaran Bettiah, 845450, Bihar
Started on – 22 April 2019

Biyawani

LDI Play School BiharSharif

LDI Play school has partnered with Mahatma Jyotiwa Fule Shikshan Sansathan, which owned by Shiv Ram Prasad Ji.


Strength – 75
Age group – 3 - 6
Class – Pre Nursery, Nursery, LKG, UKG
Population – Mix of various region
Location Type - Rural area.
Address – village- Biyawani, Biharsharif, Nalanda, 803101, Bihar
Started on – 13 May 2019