Education and 21st Century Skills


Even before the pandemic struck, more than 6.1 million children were still out of school with 29% girls dropping out even before completing elementary education. Every child needs education that will enable them to survive and succeed in a world that is rapidly changing. Focussing on 21st Century Skills, we aim to prepare our children for the unknown, unseen and unpredictable. We bring together the best minds and organizations to design localized solutions that respond to global requirements. Powered by two decades of experience (of our parent company), we provide proven sustainable solutions to complex problems.

Jigyasa: Leveraging Digital Design Technology for Education

Jigyasa, is CKD’s educational initiative in partnership with Vodafone IDEA CSR. We have built capacities of teachers and teacher educators to strengthen their digital competency and to enable them to leverage digital skills, enriching the learning processes and outcomes of students in 5 Hindi speaking states: Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand. So far the project has successfully reached out to 2226 schools, 17,560 teachers and 2,14,000 students with 9179 teachers using digital teaching learning material and 2744 digital learning material created so far.

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Incubated within IPE Global, CKD’s distinguisher is its access to over two decades of IPE Groups work. IPE Global has designed and delivered an exciting range of integrated, innovative and high-quality development solutions across all disciplines and levels. We proudly leverage that knowledge and experience to guide and catalyse our work.

Delivery of a Conditional Secondary School Incentive Programme for Disadvantaged Girls in Odisha (OGIP)

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 system of direct transfer of scholarship, organizing learning hubs and safe transport. The programme was implemented across all the 30 districts of Odisha, covering two cohorts of SC and ST girls studying in grades 9 and 10, respectively. In addition, the project also developed new evidence about value for money and its impact for Global Knowledge.

Design and Delivery of Professional Development Training Programs for Teachers of Secondary/Higher Secondary Schools, Meghalaya, India TTP, Meghalaya

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.