Improving Access to Education for Marginalized Children in Mahabubnagar District, Telangana


Project Area: Mahabubnagar District, Telangana | Timeline: June 2014 – 2017
The programme focusses on marginalised communities especially in an area which is known for chronic migration of labour resulting in homes being locked for half the year and schools being disfunctional.

Overview

The programme is being implemented in Dharur and Gadwal mandals of Mahabubnagar district reaching out to 12000 children in the area. It focuses on holding meetings with the community and the gram panchayats, campaign against child labour, working in cotton seed farms, motivating parents to allow children to stay back home for continuing with their education, strengthening the School Management Committees and women’s groups on protection of child rights. The programme also provides for scholarships for children form dalit communities for pursuing higher education.

| Donor: Action Aid

Project Updates

  • 25 dalit children identified and given scholarships at Rs.14,000 per annum per student for completion of graduation
  • Orientation to the school teachers and SMCs toe top discriminatory practices being conducted
  • Significant reduction of children migrating out of the mandal and also as child laborers.
  • Increase in school enrollment