01 Apr 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
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EFRAH was registered in 1999. EFRAH works in urban rehabilitation settlement in Delhi majority of whom are informal workers including rag pickers, domestic workers, construction workers, street vendors etc. The organization has formed groups of young girls and community groups who identifies and support out of school children. The intervention strategy consists of building community level pressure through collectivization which also results in peer pressure on one hand and working with SCPCR (State Commission for protection of Child Rights) and other agencies.
About the Project:
Specific problems and issues exist (bulleted points) - Scenario if we do not intervene and work in the specific area (bulleted points): For eg. Illiteracy, girls not receiving education etc.
Specific Objectives(bulleted points)
- To ensure quality education to 2000 children in child friendly classroom environment in 10 Primary Schools
- To ensure continued education of left out and drop out children, especially amongst girls
- To empower the community and SMC members to monitor, contribute, advocate and assert effective implementation of Right to Education Act
- Impact of running this project (bulleted points): For eg. more awareness towards importance of education, routine issues. Confidence level up etc. How will this project bring a change in the mindset/behavior/other change etc:
- The project will ensure safe school building, functional toilets, separate toilets for girls, teachers as per PTR norms, availability of free textbooks and workbooks and quality classroom transactions as per the standards of RTE act 2009 within the project area
- Safe environment for girls’ education within the school as well as within the community;
- It will promote girl child education, their enrolment retention and continued education;
- School preparedness for children of rag-pickers, and provide learning inputs to school going children from the community to cope-up with classroom requirements;
- It will ensure child friendly schooling: Identifying and addressing issues of discrimination and violations within the schools;
- It will ensure proper function of ‘School Management Committees’ (SMCs).
Outcomes/Achievements so far:
- 407 (240 girls &167 boys) out of school children are enrolled by EFRAH in this project year.
- 27 drop out adolescents (14 girls and 13 boys) were linked to formal education through NIOS in Xth and XIIth standard.
- Throughout the year 106 children from the rag pickers community attended the activity centre.
- A pilot school audit in 30 schools of the South-East district was done. The audit focussed on all aspects of the RTE Act.
- 20 SMCs were involved in the school audit.
- A tracking sheet has been developed by EFRAH to keep a track of the children enrolled by EFRAH.
- 24 RTI’s regarding schools had been filled.
- Area mapping of the rag pickers areas is done to get a better picture about their socio-economic conditions and educational status among children.
- 600 grievances collected from the entire district on the issues of water, sanitation, books and uniforms, scholarships, discrimination and student teacher ratio.
- 1,473 Aangan samooh members were also reach through 60 Aangan Samooh meetings.
- 835 community people participated in 31 community meetings.
- 235 parents have been reached out through 06 awareness building programmes.
- 560 people were informed about GR and RTE through 18 meetings.
- 106 SMC members were a part of 4 SMC forum meetings.
- 78 NGO members participated in 4 NGO networking meetings.
- 60 SMCs and community leader has been trained through workshop on RTE & RTIs.
- 575 beneficiaries (Girls, Boys, Parents, SMC members & Teachers) were reached through 16 days of activism campaign i.e. “make education safe for all”.
- A SMC Convention was held in which 48 SMC members and 27 teachers from 20 schools attended the convention. The major outcome of this convention is the involvement of SMC members from around the district to work collectively on many important issues.