Special Training activities during the financial year 2014-15

As per Right to Education all the children has right to free and compulsory admission, attendance and compulsion of elementary education. It makes provision for a non-admitted child to be admitted to an age appropriate class. Moreover, RTE provides penalties in case of running school without recognition. Universal access to schooling requires schooling facilities within reasonable reach to all children. If schools are not located in or near the habitations where children reside, they are unlikely to enroll in schools or continue schooling, even if they are formally enrolled in such schools.

Keeping this background of RTE 2009, all the out of school children identified as per DISE 2014-15 were mainstreamed in the Govt./provincialized schools with the following steps:-

  • A formal enrolment process so that the childís name is entered in the school records.
  • Imparting Special training to the children to enable the child to be at par with others.
  • Actual admission of the child in age appropriate class and his/her participation in all class activities.

Residential Special Training Centre :

On analyzing the DISE data for the Year 2012-13, it has been observed that a sizable number of out of school children is there under the age group of 10-14 years in every block in scattered manner. These children are still out of reach from the field level programme implemented so far in the district for coverage of out of school children. To address these inaccessible children, the Residential Special Training Programme are functioning in three blocks (One for girl child and the other two for boys) for a total of 300 nos of children. RSTCs target the children of 10-14 years age who arenít continuing education in school. All the learners are found to be child labour before joining the centre.

In the RSTC centres the children are kept for a period of 11 months or so and then after achievement of the age specific competencies, they will be back to schools in the primary/upper primary levels. The children are provided food and lodging facilities. Education Volunteers are taking classes in the RST centres regularly and are conducting various motivational and co-curricular activities.

Motivational camp is organized in the vicinity of their work places to build a rapport with the child labour before their enrolment in RSTCs.

Since these RSTC center were made functional from previous years, hence, these learners were proposed to continue for the next financial year also. The following facilities are made available in all the three RST centres.

  • Thirteen Education Volunteer, three caretaker, four Cook, four helper and four Chowkidar is provided in a total of all the five Residential Special Training centers.
  • All residential material is provided in each of the learner of the centers besides regular teaching learning materials.
  • Free Special Training materials, Karjya Patra, Evaluation workbook is also provided to each of the learners of the centers.

Kitchen Garden of RSTC