Community-based Approach to foster Education

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 is a Central Government Act which came into force from 1st April 2010.

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is an Indian Government programme aimed at the universalisation of elementary education “in a time bound manner”. SSA has been operational since 2000-2001.

A community based child centered retention drive ‘Srujan’ launched in July 2007 under the government’s universal elementary education programme Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and the District Primary Education Project (DPEP). Srujan covers almost all ST/SC clusters.

This programme aim to create linkage between village community and school and strengthen their bond. In Srujan, the community has a strong participation in creating a learning atmosphere in schools; where teachers provide space for the community and children to take part in child friendly activities like storytelling festival, traditional games, art and craft, music and dance and many more.

The drive aims to strengthen the community relation with the schools in tribal area, to encourage Village Education Committee (VECs) to participate in Civil Works, School Mapping.

The main goal is to improve communication between teachers and community so that regular attendance of the children is achieved.