The absence of meaningful and reliable data, that can be consumed by all levels of stakeholders in an easy and timely manner can hold back not only effective policy design, but also the efficacy of programme implementation. This will be directly addressed through the provisions of Project SHAKTI in Tamil Nadu till 2024.
TNVN enables officials to conduct classroom observations in a meaningful manner, and captures the information and data thus observed on a simple platform. The insights gathered are shared in a visual format through customised data dashboards across all layers of officials, facilitating data-driven decision making and catalysing corrective reforms where needed.
As a pioneering venture by the state of Tamil Nadu, TNVN envisions to enhance the quality of education in the state by building modern governance mechanisms rooted in data science, and assisting the system in evidence-based decision making. The application was launched for all 48,000 government schools across Tamil Nadu in May 2020, by the former Minister for Education Tamil Nadu Thiru. K.A. Sengottaiyan, through a first of its kind virtually held government function conducted on Cisco’s Webex platform. The launch was attended by over 1400 participants including 32 district heads and 413 block heads.
By taking Project SHAKTI to more states across India, Madhi hopes to continue driving evidence-based policy design across India, all the while keeping data science at the core of the transformation. Focussing on the three pillars of content, context and technology, Project SHAKTI will strengthen existing classroom practices, based on real-time and accurate data. As of May 2021, TNVN is ready to go live as soon as schools reopen post the pandemic.
Why Partner with Madhi?
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“It is really heartening to learn that Madhi Foundation is completing the 4th year of their dedication in the cause of children’s education. Samagra Shiksha has always enjoyed the unstinting support from Madhi Foundation whenever such assistance is sought for.”
R. Sudalaikannan, IASFMR. State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha TN
“Only if the foundation of the education system is strong can students receive the quality education they require. The work that Madhi does on this front is commendable. We at Grundfos India are happy to be associated with Madhi over the last few years in reaching out to thousands of teachers and students in Tamil Nadu.”
Mahathi ParashuramRegional Head of Public Affairs, Communications & Engagement, Grundfos Asia Pacific Region
“It is heartening to see the progress Madhi has made towards strengthening student learning in Tamil Nadu, working in close partnership with the government to support and strengthen our teachers with additional resources and support by leveraging technology. I am inspired by their unwavering commitment, and by their orientation to stretch and grow.”