MUMBAI:Piramal Foundation of Education Leadership (PFEL) has announced the launch of the District Leadership Development Program (DLDP), which will leverage the experience of the Principal Leadership Training Program (PLDP) to the entire hierarchy of the educational system.
Piramal is Foundation for Education Leadership (PFEL) has been organizing the Principal Leadership Training Program (PLDP) for the past 7 years in Rajasthan and with DLDP it aims to impact an entire education cadre.As a pilot program, DLDP works with 40 Resource Person (RPs) of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) in 8 blocks of Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan.
The program, which aims to impact 400 schools in its first year i.e. 2015-16, will later be extended to other districts of the state as well. The two important aspects of this program are field support by PFEL staff and workshops for the Resource Person (RPs) who will be encouraged to work as an academic mentor to the principals and teachers.
Shri. Aditya Natraj, CEO – PFEL said “This program will enable government officials, Cluster Resource Co-ordinators and Supervisors to develop the mind-sets, leadership skills and relevant knowledge required to improve quality and inclusiveness in schools. Through this program one Resource Person (RP) can impact 10 Principals”
“The program aims to create Education Leaders who can drive change, inspire people, build consensus and work in teams to improve learning outcome of the students which will result in demonstrating model schools that are able to achieve enrollment and retention targets assertively by exponentially changing the Learning Outcomes of the students. With this initiative, we look forward to creating a positive impact on an entire education cadre” He added.
PFEL invests in early mentoring and continuous professional development of education officers. Learning material is designed to offer guidance materials to practice valuable mentoring and engage motivated officials on strategic planning for respective ward or block.
DLDP will foster comprehensive growth in learning outcome of children. Along with improved learning level, the program will engage children to write and solve complex math problems. Daily field-support and expert coaching will assure quality and sustainability across the public education system by building capacity of the engaged government education officials.