Quality Education to Achieve Universal Retention in Government Schools


Project Area: Vaishali district, Bihar  | Timeline: 2010 – Till date.
MVF is implementing the programme of ensuring quality of education in schools in Vashali district of the state of Bihar. Its emphasis has been in creation of awareness against child labour motivating schedule cast, backward, musahir other dalit communities to send their children to schools and creating a consensus in its entire area of operation in favor of children’s right to education.

Overview

The programme covers 16 panchayats and reaches out to 34000 children. The major interventions in the programme have been in monitoring retention of children in schools through the School Management Committees, giving technical support to the state run Residential Bridge Course camps and mobilizing communities to strengthen the school system.
MVF also conducts trainings for gram panchayats on implementation of RTE act.

|Donor: Stichting Kinderpostzegels (SKN), Nederland

Project Updates

  • Nine Gram Panchayats regularly conducting review meetings with child related departments like schools, Anganwadi’s and health.
  • Support to 3260 children in 32 RBCs and 20000 children in 620 NRBCs
  • Special programmes and strategies are implemented for reaching out to 6800 children in 32 tolas of backward Musahar communities
  • 38 one day camps held for motivating 8000 children to join and continue schooling
  • 8795 children enrolled in schools

Stories

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Minor Rescued From Life As A Maid

7-year old Geetha from the Lambada tribe was employed as a domestic help in Jala Vayu Vihar, Lower Tank Bund Road. This issue was escalated to the SI of Police, who involved the press in order to free the girl from her employer. Geetha was taken to an MV Foundation camp and later transferred to the CWC authorities in Kachiguda.

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Community Proves That Education Begins At Home

Jamula, a 15-year old Class 8 dropout lived with her family in Mahabubnagar Huts in Musheerabad Mandal. She was denied education by both her father as well as the Head Teacher of the local school. MVF Volunteers followed up with her case and ensured that she was successfully re-enrolled in school.

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