Where school means freedom

“What do you like the most, Umra,” I asked her. “Apple,” she said, in her soft, sure voice.After a pause she added, “Sometimes my father gets me apples from the railway station without my even asking for it.”Umra Salmani is 10 years old and Arif, her brother is 8.  Umra Salmani with her...

Where school means freedom

“What do you like the most, Umra,” I asked her.“Apple,” she said, in her soft, sure voice.After a pause she added, “Sometimes my father gets me apples from the railway station without my even asking for it.”Umra Salmani is 10 years old and Arif, her brother is 8. Photo Caption – Umra Salmani...

Hamid Ansari advocates special audit mechanism for 'more serious' implementation of RTE

Sharelines Quantity, quality and equality required to ensure Right to Education: Vice-President Hamid Ansari http://bit.ly/21EJ3bgNew Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari today advocated special audit mechanisms for effectiveimplementation of Right To Education (RTE) Act like in the case of...

Hamid Ansari advocates special audit mechanism for 'more serious' implementation of RTE

New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari today advocated special audit mechanisms for effectiveimplementation of Right To Education (RTE) Act like in the case of MNREGA and asked states and local education authorities to monitor implementation of the Act "more seriously."He also noted that quality of...

Yes, Prime Minister

“If the students don’t turn up we go to their house. And if they have bunked school there is penalty. The parents have to shell out Rs 2 for each day of missed school. Obviously, we don’t take money if the student is sick,” Asmita smiled and said. Christopher Lakra, a teacher with the school for...

India wins in cricket, but losing out on education

6m children out of school in India. It’s 60 times the capacity of MCG where India could play #CWC final. #HaqBantaHai http://bit.ly/1BgKApU India on path to play #CWC final at MCG. Faltering on RTE compliance. Sign this petition to change that http://bit.ly/1BgKApU #HaqBantaHaiI am sure you all are...

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