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Zaya works with CSR teams to implement blended learning in low-income learning environments.
Many companies value supporting education and are constantly striving to find the best ways to engage.
However, it is not usually clear if these interventions are improving learning outcomes sustainably or at scale.
One promising area for impact is education technology, which enables blended learning in classrooms.
Common Problems with a Traditional Approach
- High variability in teacher quality
- ‘One size fits all’ rote instruction
- High variability in content quality
- Little/no measurement of student performance
- Pedagogy/content unresponsive to performance data
Children We Serve
Our mission is to improve learning outcomes. Zaya has worked with over 4,000 students over 2 years by integrating technology into their day-to-day learning. We work with students from grades 1 to 5 in both affordable private schools and government schools. We are also one of the only organizations that has successfully deployed a tablet-based learning model in low-income schools with students using technology to learn everyday. Don’t believe us? We have data to prove it. With over 20,000 hours of learning every year, we have increased the learning levels in schools where teachers are constantly absent.
Where We Work
- LabKits in 20+ schools in India and many more across the globe
- Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Gujarat
- Pipeline of 50+ schools that want LabKits which we cannot yet fulfill
Models of Working with CSR Programs
We can tailor a program for your needs as long as it works for the students we serve. Zaya has worked with partners in several projects including:
Outcomes-based Financing of Blended programs
Zaya identifies schools that are best equipped for implementing technology in classrooms. We conduct school audits and assessments of the students as part of this process. With your support, Zaya then leases LabKits to these schools on a lease. Each school sets up outcome-based goals for teachers and students. Over a period of 2-3 years, Zaya helps the schools integrate technology for attaining those learning outcome goals. The schools also invest capital into the project over the 2 years which covers the support costs for helping them reach their goals. We constantly monitor schools progress and provide them with the support needed to succeed. After 2 years, the schools get to own the LabKit if they meet their targets.
Previous Client : DBS Bank, Porticus International
Setting up Blended Learning Labs in Government schools
As part of your CSR program, you can sponsor a blended learning lab in a school of your choice. If you want us to work with you to identify schools, we can facilitate this selection process through our network of Affordable Schools and Government Schools.
Through this program we support the school with:
- Technology integration into their curriculum
- Teacher training and support
- Ongoing monitoring and evaluation
- Monthly reporting of student outcomes to corporate
- Annual report on student usage and teacher usage
Your role as an organization will be limited to providing funds for the Labkits and engaging with Zaya for reporting.
Past Clients : Canadian Government, ING Foundation, ATMA Foundation
Setting up English and Math Remedial Programs
Zaya has a robust remedial learning program – English Help and Math Box – which can be deployed anywhere in India. If you identify schools or regions that could benefit from one of these products or School Wifi, we can work with you to set up the programs in the schools or communities.
In the past, we have worked with foundations and CSR programs to deploy our Math Box product in several low income schools.
Here is a suite of products that we offer :
Sponsor a Lab
Past Clients : Hope Foundation, Grey Matter India, Rotary Club of Mumbai
Re-Using Old ICT Investments for New Learning Projects
There are millions of computers collecting dust in schools. These products were donated to schools or community centers with the good intentions and promise of improving education. Unfortunately, these devices did not have and end-to-end solution to deliver content and training for maximizing the return on investments.
We work with CSR programs and foundations who have previously donated devices like tablets and computers to schools to recycle these digital devices into fully functional learning spaces.
How This Works:
- You select a school which has an existing lab
- We assess the schools infrastructure and give you an estimate of what is needed to get this program going
- We set up a ClassCloud with Math or English programs
- We register students into the program and set up all the accounts needed to allow learning to begin
- We provide initial training to teachers along with a time table to follow
- Students learn and you get the data on the results!
Partnering with Zaya enables companies to support education in a way that’s impactful, sustainable, replicable
- Partnering with Zaya enables companies to support education in a way that’s impactful, sustainable, replicable
- Built in measurement through embedded assessments and rigorous impact methodology
- Multidimensional impact: education, empowering women, promoting equality
- Natural exit for CSR: initial investment in Y1 then schools build in budget to perpetuate
- Delivery model is inherently sustainable (or else Zaya would fold), but needs quality built into every school
- ClassClouds can be branded with supporting companies –communities remember who contributed to learning
- Technology platform enables scaled delivery at low cost for key hardware and software
- Teacher training and school implementation support are structured, scalable processes
- Large number of schools already asking for Zaya
- CSR investments can be sized to serve one school or many
Won the DBS – NUS Social Venture challenge Asia, NASSCOM Social Innovation Award, Echoing Green Fellowship.