The Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education, will be the implementing agency of the FLN mission at the national level. It will also provide funding support to the states and UTs under the Samagra Shiksha scheme. Along the same lines, Assam like every other state has a critical role to play so as to achieve the goal of foundational literacy and numeracy by 2026-27, in mission mode. The following roles and responsibilities would be undertaken by relevant stakeholders:
Role of Institutions
The key institutions at the state level such as SmSA and SCERT to ensure that FLN objectives and goals are achieved at state, district and cluster level.
District / Cluster
Designing rigorous capacity building programmes for teachers to handle FLN classes
Ensuring availability of teachers in each school from pre-primary to class 3
Developing a culture of peer learning through exposure visits and sharing of best practices across states
Conducting capacity building activities in mission mode to support teachers in implementing FLN
Ensuring timely distribution of textbooks, uniforms, TLMs, and other resources
Creating awareness drives for parents, SMC members and communities
Supporting teachers in adopting new pedagogical practices
for foundational learning
Monitoring schools by visiting them regularly and addressing emerging pedagogical issues and problems related to school development
Role of Parents
Engaging in SMS, WhatsApp messages sent by school/teacher for home activities
Ensuring that children read varied texts from storybooks, signboards etc. Asking children to "read aloud"
Creating a print-rich environment (word-wall, number chart, multiplication tables) at home for better learning
Downloading DIKSHA app to help children learn at home
Attending PTMs regularly to discuss progress report of children
Borrowing simple story books (from school library) or taking worksheets and read aloud stories (from repositories in school) to improve children's reading skills
Letting children engage in small house work as well as encouraging them to spend time with grandparents, listening to stories and learning from them
How can parents track the progress of their child?
Role of Community
Mothers' Groups, SMCs (School Management Committees) & volunteers in Assam can play a pivotal role in the effective implementation of FLN activities within the community