Strengthening education quality in Uttar Pradesh

Oxfam India and Lokmitra have been working in 30 government schools in UP’s Raebareli district to ensure proper implementation of the RTE Act, increasing student retention, and increased community participation in monitoring and management of school. Lokmitra’s innovative participatory pedagogy...

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...

An Open Letter to All the Chhotu’s, Munna’s and Bachcha’s

Dear Chhotu, Munna and Bachha, How are you? Do you remember me from the last time, when we met at the tea stall, at a ration shop, at the road side hotel? And yes, also in the nearby dumping yard, in a motor garage, at the bus stop, railway station, and also at your homes.Do you remember...

Educating the Educators

Programme Officer Jitendra Rath leads Oxfam India’s work on education in Odisha. He shares his experience of visiting a school where children face multiple challenges such as weak numeracy skills even as they attend school, and the crucial role teachers play.The students were of standards four and...

Wrestling Social Norms Out

Man: “It’s better to teach girls. It is better to send them to school.” Me: “You think so?”Man: “The whole village thinks so.”Me: “Why?”Man: “The boys are useless. The girls have made us proud.” Me: “How?”Man: “Have you heard of Sakshi Malik?”(Sakshi is the wrestler who won a bronze in...

Mobilising Civil Society towards Right to Free Public Health and Education in Jharkhand

Oxfam India has supported NGOs — CINI, NBJK and SPAR — in 3 districts in Jharkhand to work with community advocates to strengthen civil society movement towards realising entitlements for health and education. The work began in 2011.

The Language Link

 In the Similipal hills of Odisha, a young man teaches tribal children, using their mother tongue Ho to bridge their worldand the world of mainstream education in Odia and Englishhe bright light of the day has faded, bringing in a quiet, calm evening to this village in the Similipal hills of...

Help us create more Jyotis

   A large group of students are gathered under a Peepal tree in the middle of the school ground. This is a Bal Panchayat meeting in Village Bada Lewa in the interior of Hamirpur district, which lies between the rivers Betwa and Yamuna in the Bundelkhand area of Uttar Pradesh.“Now...

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...

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