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India & World Bank sign loan agreement

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  • November 24, 2021
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India & World Bank sign loan agreement

Part of: Prelims and Mains GS-II: India and International Forums

In News: The Government of India, Government of Andhra Pradesh and the World Bank signed the legal agreements for $250 million for a project which aims to improve quality of learning for over 50 lakh students in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The beneficiaries are about 40 lakh students (between the age of six and fourteen) in over 45,000 government schools, and over 10 lakh children (between the age of three and six) enrolled in Anganwadis (Integrated Child Development Centers), and about 1,90,000 teachers, and more than 50,000 Anganwadi workers.

The Supporting Andhra’s Learning Transformation Project will 

  • Encourage professional development of teachers; 
  • Provide remedial learning courses for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Pay special attention to students from marginalized groups, including children with special needs, scheduled tribes, and girls.

Focus Areas

  • Developing physical learning kits and content for television and radio broadcasts to reduce the learning losses that children are likely to face due to school closures 
  • Short-term in-service training courses for Anganwadi workers and early grade (Grade 1 and 2) teachers and the supply of pedagogically appropriate Teaching Learning Material (TLM) across these centres and schools
  • The new competency-based teaching-learning approach will improve teaching practices through classroom-based mentorships, need-based teacher training for teachers of all grades and subjects, Personalized Adaptive Learning (PAL) methods, and other forms of remedial education linked to standardized school-based assessments.

News Source: PIB

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