Enabling Implementation of the Right to Education Act through Involvement of Gram Panchayats, School Management Committees and Local Communities


Project Area: Nalcha block, Dhar District, Madhya Pradesh | Project timeline: 2011 – Till date
The programme provides trainings for gram panchayats and School Management Committees on the provisions of the RTE Act (2009), monitoring attendance of children in school and mainstreaming out of shcool children. MVF is extending its technical support by deputing one resource person to Hand in Hand (an NGO) who directly implement the programme.

Overview

MVF has conducted trainings to School Management Committees and facilitated the staff of Hand in Hand to conduct social mobilisation for brining children to schools, liaison with education department for improvement of school infrastructure and support to residential special training centers.

| Donor: Hand in Hand

Project Updates

  • 18 grampanchayats and one nagarpanchayat have been given training on RTE act.
  • 2500 children have been reached out to through the project
  • School Management Committees have been strengthened to monitor schools in all the panchayats.
  • Technical support is being given to one Residential Special Training Centre which has more than 100 children.

Stories

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Volunteers School Teachers on Their Duties

The children of Pachal Village School complained about their teachers, who would regularly get drunk and physically abuse their students. The issue was brought to the notice of the Child Rights Protection Forum, who took these teachers to task. The situation has since improved.

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Identifying Communities In Need of Food for Thought

A number of girl students at the Schools in Lunera did not eat their share of the midday meal served to them. Investigation by the volunteers revealed that the students had been instructed by their parents to not eat the food served at the school as it had been cooked by a tribal lady.

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