The Organization for Early Literacy Promotion (OELP) is a registered non-profit and civil society organization which came into existence in 2008.
Our core values: OELP seeks to promote social justice and equality through qualitatively rich and responsive educational experiences.
Our vision: To enhance the quality and responsiveness of the educational experience for all children regardless of their home backgrounds, so that they learn with fullness and actualize their potentials as active and empowered members of the contemporary world.
Our mission: We are committed to building strong foundations for meaningful reading, writing and thoughtful learning in young children and communities from resource poor and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Our focus on young learners within early grade classrooms is based on research evidence which has convincingly highlighted that the foundations for learning and development are laid in the early years of a child’s life, and these have a lifelong impact on all aspects of his or her future development.
Our challenge: To ensure theoretically sound classroom practice that is grounded, effective and doable within the available resources of the mainstream system.
A. Core Area OELP has set up 11 school and community based learning centres in Ajmer district, Rajasthan(north west India). We view these as demonstration sites for modelling classroom practices and pedagogies. These sites are being used by us for knowledge building; for the capacity building of various State and non State stakeholders, and for development of resource material including short films. In addition OELP has a network of community based village libraries which aim to facilitate a variety of meaningful engagements with village communities and their local knowledge systems.
B. Extension area (for scaling up through the digital space) OELP is currently exploring options for leveraging digital platforms for scaling up in 7 Dsitricts of Rajasthan. Our expansion model is designed to build capacities for supporting high quality early literacy and foundational learning within the existing public education system. The content and design is based on OELP’s Foundation Programme and corresponding IT enabled support mechanisms which include a multi media package and mobile app. The scaling project has been designed over a four year period.
Our technical partners: We have brought in Mixed Media Productions (MMP) and Mahiti Infotech Pvt. Ltd as two Technical partners onboard. MMP specialises in rich media production and Mahiti in technology support for civil society organizations.
Signing of four year tripartite MOU ( 2018 to 2022) between Government of Rajasthan, The Hans Foundation and OELP for supporting the implementation of OELP resource material and approaches in all schools across seven Special Focus District of Rajasthan ( Banswara, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer, Sawai Madhopur, Sri Ganganagar and Udaipur).
OELP’s – Achievements and Recognition
Theory of change
OELP’s theory of change views change as coming through the simultaneous establishment of interconnected Early Literacy and Learning practices which include: enabling environments, suitable pedagogies, supportive materials and responsive and skilled teachers. It has also been visualized as a gradual increase in the sphere of influence through demonstration, modeling, mentoring and providing opportunities for knowledge building; networking, and strengthening linkages with the mainstream system and teacher education institutes.
- Registered Society under Societies Registration Act of Xxi, 1860, Registration Number: S/61052/2008 dated 23.01.2008
- FCRA Registration: Registration Number: 231661463 dated 30.09.2013 and renewed certificate valid from 30.09.2018 for a period of five years.
- Income Tax Department under Section 80G of the IT Act, 1961 valid till perpetuity Registration Number: DIT (E) /2010-2011/O-405/2267 dated 10.11.2009
- Income Tax Department under Section 12A, Registration Number: DIT (E) /12A/2010-11/)-405/965 dated 10.11.200