Aimed at improving secondary school enrolment, attendance, and completion rates of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students (both girls and boys) in Odisha, CSSIP is focused on creating a system of direct transfer of scholarship, organising learning hubs for knowledge uptake and safe transport.
We designed and managed a cash transfer system to ensure scholarships are provided for around 650,000 disadvantaged girls and boys, across 30 districts in Odisha, with funds paid directly into their bank accounts. As part of technical assistance, we supported the Government of Odisha run these systems sustainably and, piloted learning hubs for remedial education and safe transport for improving attendance of disadvantaged students.
- 14% increase in secondary school enrollment of SC and ST students (From 0.441 million in the base year 2013-13, to 0.502 million lakhs in 2015-2016)
- Monitored national scholarship funds and other education schemes for disadvantaged students
650,000+ students reached from socially disadvantaged population across Odisha by establishing a scholarship disbursement system to boost secondary school enrolment and retention