Objective of Project


The objective of Zimedari is to asses the academic and non academic performance of students and ensure the improvement in the school infrastructure from Primary schools to Higher Secondary Schools. It also works to create awareness in teachers and general public regarding the quality education. Apart from assessing the overall infrastructure and academic standards, the Zimedari initiative looks into the provision to develop sense of ownership among all the stakeholders viz students, teachers, SMDC, parents etc. *Zimedari* strives to provide social audit opportunities.

Deputy Commissioner Message

Message from DC Doda to all teachers

Dear Teachers of District Doda,

It gives me immense pleasure to see your overwhelming interest and motivation to dedicate yourselves in our district level program ‘Zimmedari’ (let us reform our schools qualitatively). We can witness a positive competition amongst all schools to get their institution graded better and impart better to our children, because... yes! they do deserve better. I hope you all will continue to keep on adding to your respective institutions in coming days and join the revolution which has already started to show results on ground. Remember: Teachers build generations. We are all at our respective places due to them. Wish u all the best of your hard work and dedication.

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Key Challenges

Like many other initiatives focusing on improving the education standards in the country, especially in government schools, *Zimedari * initially struggled to bring about changes in existing system and convincing teachers about the new assessment/ grading exercise . Various workshops were conducted by the DIET faculty to resolve the issues. DDC conducted Discussions with the various teacher unions to make the program successful. Since the initiative implemented was first kind of program across the district which has not been done in any district across the state, challenges with respect to capacity related issues, coordination with NGOs of outside state were encountered. Further problems were also faced in collection of data from schools without disturbing the academic activities of the students.

Impact of Project

Impact of Project

.During the Zimedari project with the aim to provide first hand experience to art and craft to the school children 7 teams of vishwagram volunteers with 6 member in each team visited near about 50 schools where they perform a day long activities with the school children. the students and teachers actively participated in all activities. Capacity building of 5 hundred teachers were conducted at all Zonal headquarter. Resource persons from vishwagram (a Gujarat based NGO) sensitized the teachers about the introduction of innovative concepts in teaching learning process. Grading of 1247 schools were done on the basis of parameters selected by the district level team covering all the 17 domains along with near about 105 core standards of a School. Amme Punekhar (Pune Based NGO) distributed 50 water filters to the50 schools faling in the areas of Underprivileged sect. Grading impact was visible in In most of the schools, it was observed near about 9 hundred schools done face lifting by completely renovated whole school building with new kind of Innovations like making the building as knowledge hub. DDC Doda directed Chief Agriculture officer to provide Agriculture kits to develop Kitchen garden in 50 Schools during this programe. The kit also contained different kind of vegetable seeds and seedlings. Celebration of jashn e azadi week by conducting weeklong patriotic activities in all Govt schools with the aim to inculcate patriotic value among the students.

Strength of program

Strength of program

The use of available resources made Zimedari a well adopted/ welcomed initiative. The development and implementation of Zimedari didn't used any additional resources. The program leverages existing resources, both financial and human, in a cost and time bound manner.