CBPS is pleased to announce the launch of a toolkit titled ‘Building Resilient School Systems for Comprehensive Response to Education in Emergencies: A Comprehensive Toolkit’. The event began with the screening of a documentary on the Bihar Mentorship Project (BMP) titled ‘Chitthi Aayi Hai‘. The toolkit is a culmination of an action-research project titled the Bihar Mentorship Project (BMP) which we started in 2018 in ten selected schools in Patna and Muzaffarpur. The event was held at the Press Club of India, New Delhi on 18 April 2022.
The Covid-19 pandemic demanded an urgent response, and hence CBPS undertook creative initiatives like Learning through Letters and teachers’ training on education in emergencies. Internet-based education has a very limited reach for children from marginalised communities for a variety of reasons, letters have a much wider reach and greater potential for their flexible use over a period of time. Based on this experience, the toolkit highlights the need for systemic resilience to be able to respond to education in an emergency. The toolkit can be utilised by diverse kinds of schools and organisations working in the educational space and has a flexible design and approach.
We were joined by Prof. Apoorvanand (Academic and writer), Dr. Geeta Menon (Education in Emergency expert) and Dr. Ramachandra Rao Begur (Education Program Specialist, UNICEF) for a panel discussion chaired by Dr. Jyotsna Jha (Director, CBPS) during the launch event.
Concept note and agenda
A photograph of the event can be viewed here.