Second Chance

  • P Project/Program

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

The Second Chance program prepares and supports students to take the Grade 10 - Secondary Board/Open School examinations. The program runs in two phases. The first phase is called the Foundation Course (FC). When the students first enrol in the program, they go through a Foundation Course as a part of the preparation for the Secondary School exam curriculum. The Foundation course lasts for 3-4 months. It addresses the need to catch up with fundamentals, to enable the student to cope with the syllabus for Grade 10 exams. Subjects like English, Mathematics, Language (State specific), Science/Home Science and Life skills are covered. Assessment in form of a Pre-test, at the onset of FC and Post-test, at the end of FC are conducted to track the learnings levels of the students and their growth during the Course. After the Foundation course, students move to the Main Course, where they study in an interactive environment that includes discussions, debates and presentations through group learning and peer learning activities. As part of an effort to improve employability skills, exposure to personal development concepts is provided through vocational courses with modules such as health and hygiene, child care, development and nutrition and digital learning (in selected centres).

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

India, Kenya

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2011 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion


  • Other

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Vocational training


  • Teacher training


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Digital literacy
  • Nutrition
  • Other

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 secondary

Other populations reached

  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Ability-level grouping
  • Competency-level grouping

Educational Technology

  • Digital skills/literacy (including coding)

Learning while working

  • Vocational training

Life skills education

  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom
  • Numeracy - in the classroom

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased progression to secondary school
  • Increased secondary school completion
  • Increased secondary school enrolment

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved health - other
  • Improved nutrition
  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • Reduced poverty/increase household well-being