01 Apr 2016 - 26 Mar 2017
01 Apr 2016 - 26 Mar 2017
The project seeks to undertake right based advocacy to accelerate the process of implementation of the RTE Act throughout the country by through critical engagement with government to make it a political agenda, to build up the synergy among various state level organizations, for inclusion with community mobilization and awareness RTE Forum has brought the networks, agencies and organizations working in the field of education both at state and national level to strengthen the mass movement.
About the Project:
RTE Forum is a coalition of informal alliances of about 10,000 organizations across the country representing people’s voice and has been critically engaged with government to implement the provisions of the act at National and State level. This year being the last year for all the compliances to the Act to be fulfilled by state will have a special importance in the life line of the act. This year, the project will initiate process to monitor the implementation of the act through building up of its structure at National and state level, facilitate the process of capacity building of SMC across the country to enable their emergence as strength in support of the implementation of the RTE Act across the country. It also aspires to train 100 volunteers across the country on various aspects of the law, rule and monitoring mechanisms to create a cadre to support SMCs, local organisations to raise the issue of education as the prime developmental agenda.
This year the RTE Forum plans to strengthen their state chapters and come out with state specific advocacy agenda. Apart from that the Forum intends to deepen its linkages with other networks, mass movements, marginalized groups and thematic experts. It plans to conduct roundtables, workshops and consultations at both the regional and national level, working on specific issues like quality of education, formation and functioning of School Management Committees. The Forum will continue its engagement with teachers under the banner of ‘All India Primary Teachers Federation (AIPTF)’ with the objective of bringing teachers on board to deepen the movement.
A stock taking will be held at the end of March 2017 to take stock of the entire set of compliances that is happening across the country with regard to Right of children to free and compulsory education act, 2009.
Results to be Achieved / Impact:
Outcomes: We have so far achieved (Achievements):
RTE Forum have been successful in bringing together people from sections of the society (at the national and state level) and building a people’s campaign for the implementation of the RTE Act, 2009. Specifically, some of the notable achievements of the Forum in the last six years include: