Mystery of Out-of-School-Children in the Indian Education System

Ambiguity on “out-of-school-children (OoSC)’ has been the reason for varied numbers quoted in Uttar Pradesh. In the year 2016-17, government had identified only 23,934 children as out of school. On the contrary for the year, 2014-15, central government had shown data of 8,65,441 children as out of...

A Lesson on Education from Uttar Pradesh

 November 14 was celebrated as Children’s Day across the country while November 20 was observed as UN’s Universal Children’s Day. Education is every child’s right; and on this day, and all the days through the year, there is a need to take a close look at the education system in the...

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...

Inclusion of Marginalized Children in Private Unaided Schools

Inclusion of Marginalised Children in Private Unaided Schools under The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009