IL&FS Education launched the English Relay Program (ERP) on 4th Aug 2011 in
Kamrup district, Assam. The program was launched by Smt. L. S. Chnagsan IAS Mission
Director, Axom Sarba Siksha Abhijan Mission, government of Assam.
This programme is being delivered in class-wise mode across blocks of Kamrup district;
namely, Guwahati, Dimoria, Rani, Rampur, Chhaygaon, Rangia, Karara and Kamalpur.
The programme aims to improve English teaching skills in teachers and training
for more than 200 teachers has been completed already.
ERP also aim to make children English literate and help them acquire basic English
proficiency level, as desired by National Curriculum Framework (NCF).
So far baseline tests have been conducted in approximately 10% of the project
schools for all classes. To make this programme more productive, a needs assessment
was also done among a sample group of children and teachers from some of the project
schools. The findings from the assessment helped contextualize the training and
enrich learning of teachers.
This intervention will impact the lives of 200 teachers and more than 14,000 children
studying in primary classes.