GyanSetu: Centers of Community Transformation

  • P Project/Program

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

GyanSetu (Bridge of Learning) is a network of micro-education social ventures run by Study Hall Educational Foundation. They are small, intimate learning support centers in rural and urban pockets where poverty, gender and caste intersect to stop children from going to school. Children who are out of school and are at high-risk of harm go through an accelerated learning program at the GyanSetu center. Upon completing the program, they are enrolled in formal schools, and are offered continuous supplementary education and support at their local GyanSetu center to ensure that they stay in school.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia


Government Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

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Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion
  • Secondary Enrollment


  • Early childhood development

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning


  • Literacy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Early/child marriage
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Mothers

Participants include

  • N/A

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • General awareness-raising/community engagement
  • Mothers' clubs

Learning while working

  • Work-study

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power

Social/gender norms change

  • Engaging parents/caregivers of students or school-age children/adolescents

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom
  • Literacy - outside the classroom

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved critical thinking
  • Increased literacy
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved critical consciousness
  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • Reduced poverty/increase household well-being

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Study Hall Educational Foundation