Right To Education: Pass Ya Fail?

Video Volunteers is doing the first-ever video audit of 100 schools across India, documenting their compliance to the RTE Act. Community Correspondents are documenting violations in schools and then working to ensure that those provisions are properly implemented.  206 trained community journalists, using video cameras, will capture the reality of the implementation of the Right to Education Act. What is it like for children in India to access education?Are schools easy to get to? Is the student-teacher ratio correct? Are there toilets and drinking water in the schools? Are the School Monitoring Committees functioning properly? These, and more are the questions we are asking.

In April 2010, India passed one of the most progressive education laws in the world- The Right to Education Act. The Act envisions an India where every child has access to education regardless of its gender, class and caste. It provides not only free and compulsory education to children between ages 6 and 14 but also ensures that they have healthy meals to eat at school, proper play material, caring teachers etc. But three years later, the Act is far from achieving the goals it had set out to. The most exciting part of this campaign is that we’re creating change on the ground, making sure that thousands of kids across India have access to quality education.

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Our Goals

We want to achieve
  • Monitor
    Community Correspondents will produce 100 audit videos from 100 districts monitoring key provisions of the RTE Act and document the ground reality of education in India.
  • Change
    Use videos to bring an Impact in 30 individual cases. Facilitate dialogue between communities and officials to ensure better implementation of the RTE Act.
  • Advocate
    Mobilize communities to demand an end to RTE violations. Work with civil society organisations and government to make the right to education a reality for all.

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  1. 14 Jun 2013

    The Great Indian Education Crisis: RTE 4 years ago

    80 videos on the lack of education facilities in India and counting. Here\'s why VV thinks a campaign to invigorate the Right to Education Act is necessary As he studied at a night school in Mumbai, Amol Lalzare also juggled several odd jobs during the day tosupport his family. His lifelong dream to complete school was rudely interrupted when in 2006 he...
  2. 04 Jun 2014

    Going Strong: 7 months - 7 Impacts and much more! 3 years ago

    Video Volunteers launched its campaign ‘Pass Ya Fail?’ in November 2013. This is the first-ever video audit campaign of the Right to Education Act in India. This is an update on what our determined Community Correspondents have documented in the last seven months.   “Today, there is a new tube well installed in the school. This ensures that the ch...