Annual Dropout rate of children in the schools of Uttar Pradesh stands at 8.58%. Children from the most vulnerable families suffering from poverty, financial crisis and social discrimination are the ones who face this ugly end to their educational dreams. We addresses the gap in school education among the children from the most deprived and marginalized communities by ensuring their re-enrolment and providing them with the physical, social and mental support to complete their education. Our work in the field of education largely focuses the children and adolescents from Musahar community. Illiteracy and school dropout is highest among the Musahar community. Focusing primarily on the education of girl children, we have so far ensured the re-enrolment of 650 out-of-school children and adolescents. Regular follow-ups through our Adolescent group “Sapno Ki Toli”, ensures their completion of school education. Awareness campaigns on RTE Act, Section 12 (1) C is conducted at village levels, to promote the communities in accessing their rights.
RTE section 12(1) C states:
“specified in sub-clauses (iii) and (iv) of Clause (n) of Section 2 shall admit in class I, to the extent of at least twenty-five per cent of the strength of that class, children belonging to weaker section and disadvantaged group in the neighbourhood and provide free and compulsory elementary education till its completion”.
Quality education is a right of every child, irrespective of caste, creed or gender.