Beyond Boundaries

Name of the project Beyond Boundaries
Project tagline Helping Teachers Bridge the Gap
Funder Colorcon Asia Pvt. Ltd., Verna
Years active Apr 2015 – till date (ongoing)
Principal Lead Percy Cardozo
Key Staff
  • Aveena De Sa, Project Coordinator
  • Freskela Nuthalpatti, Intervention Facilitator
  • Shama Sayed, Remedial Team Supervisor
  • Raiza Fay Fernandes, Junior Intervention Officer
  • Soraya Xavier, Junior Intervention Officer
  • Gaushabanu Bahur, Remedial Teacher
  • Lizzel Dias, Remedial Teacher
  • Jennifa Fernandes, Remedial Teacher
  • Sanjana Kerkar, Remedial Teacher
  • Shane De Moraes, Remedial Teacher
  • Pooja Naik, Admin Support
  • John D’Souza, Admin Support
  • Kevin Miranda, Admin Support
Contact person

 Percy Cardozo (percy.cardozo@sangath.in)

Description of the project

The main aim of Beyond Boundaries project is to help schools create an enabling and inclusive environment for all children and create a model for inclusive education. The project is being undertaken with support from Colorcon Asia Pvt. Ltd., Verna since April 2015.  Since inception the project has worked with more than 45 schools spread across Goa to sensitise and empower teachers to manage a multi-ability classroom. The team has closely worked with heads of schools and teachers to understand the needs of their students and challenges for schools in implementing inclusive education. Through the learning from the 4-year engagement with schools, the project team is in the process of compiling comprehensive procedural guideline for inclusion with active involvement from all stakeholders.

The teacher training intervention that had adopted a workshop based Train the Trainer (TOT) model in the first year of its implementation has evolved into a demonstrative training through the delivery of remedial education sessions by Sangath trained remedial teachers.

In the first phase (April 2015 to March 2018) the project worked with 25 schools in south Goa. In the current phase (April 2018 onwards) the project is running in 23 schools in two districts of Goa with permission of the Goa Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.