An Annual Assessment Survey was undertaken to assess the impact of the Udbhav initiative of Kusuma Trust on teaching practices and student learning. Adopting longitudinal and mixed-method research design it covered learning assessments of students in Classes 9 and 10 in English, Math and Science, observations of teaching practice and focus groups with students district resource group members, and individual interviews with teachers and other key stakeholders. The evaluation was conducted in a total of 49 schools in Hardoi district in Uttar Pradesh. Qualitative interviews and discussions reflected that there was an attempt to use improved teaching methods, with teachers realizing the importance of interactive processes, use of local resource materials and so on.
Kusuma Trust works in partnership with government schools in Odisha and Uttar Pradesh to ensure that young people receive high quality secondary education and proceed to higher education and gainful employment. It adopts a whole school approach, which includes school governance and leadership, community engagement, professional development of teachers, support for students and development of educational resources and facilities.