Panellist | Mainstreaming Life Skills in the Indian Education System
Geeta Goel, Managing Director, Michael Susan and Dell Foundation manage the foundation’s operations in India to transform the lives of urban low-income communities through improved education, livelihoods and financial inclusion. In her role, Geeta manages the strategy and implementation of the foundation’s work in India in two key areas: Education and Family Economic Stability. Leveraging a suite of funding tools – grants, contracts and program-related investments (debt, equity and guarantees) – the foundation has committed over $150 million in India. It has over 50 active projects in the country, which are all anchored around our core thesis of Impact, Scale and Sustainability.
"The educational systems should rely on three solid foundations: enhancing values, life skills, and formal educational curriculum. Each of these bases completes the other, none of them can stand on its own. "
Culturally responsive evaluation (CRE) involves understanding participants' contexts, embracing cultural nuances, perspectives, and experiences, and integrating diverse factors like race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and language into evaluation designs