Education &
21st Century Skills

In 2018-2019, the drop-out rate at the secondary level was 17.9 and 39.4 percent of the adolescent girls in the age group of 15-18 years were not going to any educational institution. Investment in education and skills helps break the seemingly intractable intergenerational cycle of poverty. CKD believes in the multiplier effects of educated and trained girls as they confound gender- stereotyped roles and build agency.

Project DIGITS

Digitech for Teachers in Schools

‘Digits: Digitech for Teachers in Schools’ is CKD’s digital education initiative in partnership with GAIL (India) Limited. The project will enhance the capacities of the schools to impart digital education by integrating Smart Classes and digital teaching aids in 25 schools in Bokaro​ district in Jharkhand. The project aims to catalyze the uptake of digital pedagogy in these selected schools.


Leveraging Digital Design Technology for Education

Jigyasa is CKD’s educational initiative in partnership with Vodafone Foundation. The project enhances the digital competency of teachers and teacher educators and provides culturally appropriate gamified content. Digital skills and technology have enriched the learning processes and outcomes of students across 5 states. So far, the project has successfully reached out to 2,226 schools, 17,560 teachers and 2,14,000 students, with 9,179 teachers using digital teaching-learning material and 2,744 digital learning material created so far.

CKD proudly leverages the knowledge and experience of IPE Global Limited's pioneering work.

Odisha Girls Incentive Programme: Delivery of a School Incentive Programme for Disadvantaged Girls

Odisha Girls Incentive Programme (OGIP), funded by DFID, successfully escalated secondary school enrolment, attendance and completion rates of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students in Odisha through a direct transfer of scholarship, organising learning hubs and safe transport. The programme implemented across all 30 districts of Odisha covered two cohorts of socially discriminated and tribal girls studying in high school.

Teachers Training Programs

Design and Delivery of Professional Development Programmes

In collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Meghalaya, the project created an enabling environment for inclusive growth of teachers and students by improving the quality and delivery of the State’s secondary and higher secondary education system. It enhanced the employability of youth through exposure to skill development programmes.