One teacher in the school, managing, teaching and supervising 250 children. Midday meals not being served regularly and on the verge of halting altogether. Sound similar? Yes. This is another case of government neglect in Phulpadar village primary school that you need to put to right. Are you ready? I am.
Call to Action:Pressure the Block Education Officer to appoint new teachers in Phulpadar primary school and pay those who prepare the midday meals here.
Mr. Gopal Pandey, Block Education Officer, Darbha block, Bastar District, Chhattisgarh, Tel: +919424297678.
VV-Correspondent Ramjad Gaud reports from the government primary school in Phulpadar village, Darbha block, Bastar district, Chhattisgarh. Children are being taught by only one teacher and not receiving their midday meals.
According to India’s Right to Education Act 2010 which applied to children in the age range of 6-14 years, there should be at least one teacher per 35 children.
The workers who prepare the midday meals have not been paid for 10 months since 2012. This has been due to carelessness of the caretaker, which has meant that the midday meal is on verge of closure.
Ramlochan Thakur, “My problem is that there were 3 teachers appointed in this school, but 2 of them have gone on maternity leave.”
Having spoken to our Correspondent we learn that the parents of the children have complained to theVillage head numerous times, without any success. They need your support to bring change.
In a previous videoVV-Correspondent Mamata Patra managed to have more teachers hired in the Satsama High School in Sambhalpur district, Odisha. This shows how community journalism with your support can bring change in the lives of communities. We can rectify these wrongs.
Help the children of Pulpadar village get the education they deserve. Change is possible. You are the catalyst. Call to Action now! Your contribution matters!
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Written by Manjinder Singh Sidhu.