Zero-Investment Innovations for Education Initiatives

Zero-Investment Innovations for Education Initiatives

ZIIEI is an initiative of Sri Aurobindo Society. Working for over 55 years to transform Education, Sri Aurobindo Society has identified that the Zero Investment Innovations at grassroots in India can be one of the most game-changing accelerators in improving the quality of education.

ZIIEI has been facilitating wide-spread adoption of the most promising “zero-investment” innovations in Education, and helping the State to solve the toughest challenges of making education more effective and meaningful. Presently, it is proving to be a significant step in implementation of the vision of the State Government to establish UP as a role model state of Educational Transformation.

The ZIIEI platform brings together the scattered, isolated and yet-to-be–recognised individual innovations, and is making these collective and inclusive. Each school, educator, and student is intended to be part of a mutually-sustained ecosystem to address the gaps in education—with simple tools—and will earn recognition by the Education Community and the State Government for their successful ideas.

ZIIEI is inclusive innovation at its best also because of the fact that it brings together the government, the schools, and educators, non-governmental and corporate players. While ZIIEI, evolved in response to critical educational needs, has been designed under the guidance of the UP State Government, it is funded by HDFC Bank— a collaboration model that goes beyond even public-private partnership (PPP) to facilitate the best of ideas, research, knowledge-sharing and cross-sector collaborations.

नैतिक मूल्य

अक्सर प्रश्न उठता है कि शिक्षा का उद्देश्य क्या है? क्या शिक्षा का उद्देश्य केवल लिखना, पढ़ना सीखना है, या फिर नौकरी/ व्यवसाय करने के योग्य बनना है, या फिर धन अर्जित करना है? सच्ची और वास्तविक शिक्षा आ उद्देशय इन सभी ध्येयों से कहीं बढ़कर और ऊपर है. शिक्षा हमें अर्जित किए गए ज्ञान का सदुपयोग करना

Self-Cleaning Urinals

Using waste plastic bottles, trays and pipes to make separate urinals for boys and girls, Ramakant Sahu of Government Primary School in Fusera village of Dhamtari district has been able to encourage children to use the toilets and not urinate in the open, making the surroundings hygienic and odour

Improving Attendance

Students’ attendance has remained a consistent challenge in government schools in India. Despite being enrolled in the school, many students frequently miss their classes due to which government schools continue to fare poorly in the learning outcomes. With gaps in their academic understanding of

Menstrual Hygiene

Many girls are subjected to cultural, religious and social restrictions once they reach puberty. They are not allowed to enter the kitchen, any revered place or even touch a pickle jar as girls are considered impure during this time of the month. “How can someone lose out on studies and their future

Learning Through Games

Young children learn basic life skills, such as running, climbing, problem solving and collaborating with others, on their own by playing various games. This is a natural way for children to grow up. If this approach is used in schools, then students are in their best element while learning. They

बेहतर उपस्थिति के नए प्रयोग

हमारे देश के सरकारी विद्यालयों में कक्षा अनुपस्थिति हमेशा से एक चुनौती रही है. विद्यालय में नामांकित होने के बावजूद कई छात्र विभिन्न कारणों से कक्षा में उपस्थित नही होते. यह बच्चे पाठ्यक्रम के विषय तो दूर, मूलभूत सिद्धांत भी ठीक से समझ नही पाते. इसका असर न सिर्फ उनके व्यक्तिगत बल्कि विद्यालय के

Self Learning

Self learning is a skill to manage one’s own learning tasks without anyone deciding your course of action. It is a necessary life skill for effective lifelong learning and, if developed from an early age, children are able to enhance their learning capability as well as develop better decision


Stray incidents of eve teasing in her school and the girl students’ hesitation and fear in disclosing it to their parents or teachers, led Vibha Soni to create a zero investment solution for a safe and secure environment for girls. Working as a teacher in Government Middle School in Masturi block of

सामुदायिक सहभागिता

विद्यालय समाज और शिक्षा के बीच महत्वपूर्ण कड़ी है. जब ज्ञान, मूल्यों और सिद्धांतो का प्रकाश विद्यालय की चार दीवारी से बाहर समुदाय तक पहुंचता है, तब समाज शिक्षा के वास्तविक महत्व - प्रगति और खुशहाली - को समझने एवं स्वीकार करने में सक्षम बनता है. जागरूक समुदाय दायित्व पूरा करता है कि उसके बच्चे पढ़े -

New Age Teaching Techniques

A student-centric educationsystem is possible only when students take the lead of the teaching-learning process and teachers play the role of their gudies and mentors. This means students need to be active participants, rathar than merely absorbing information. That is why, there is a growing

अभिनव शिक्षण तकनीक

छात्र केंद्रित शिक्षण प्रणाली को सफल बनाने के लिए शैक्षिक गतिविधियों में छात्रों की सहभागिता आवश्यक है. इसलिए अब पुस्तक बद्ध पढ़ाई से आगे बढ़कर विद्यालयों में आनुभविक शिक्षण प्रणाली पर जोर दिया जाने लगा है. समय और परिस्थितियों के अनुरूप शिक्षक अब नई-नई शिक्षण विधियों का समावेश छात्रों के दैनिक जीवन

Community Participation

If education is a means to creating a positive, progressive society, then the most critical factor to ensure social upliftment is the school. And hence, it becomes the community’s primary responsibility to support its schools. All of teacher’s efforts to make learning engaging, improve learning

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