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India’s Right to Education Act, one of the most ambitious education policies globally, was passed in 2005. It seeks to provide free, compulsory, quality education to children between ages 6 and 14 but remains a challenge In India. In India, 47 million adolescents have not progressed to upper secondary school, the highest in the world. This fact is particularly worrisome since India is set to become the country with the youngest population by 2020.

Video Volunteers’ videos bring viewers into the most disadvantaged schools. Many Correspondents use the Act as a frame to explore what is working and not working. So far more than 100 schools have been audited across 8 states as part of VV’s RTE Pass ya Fail campaign. In these schools, there is a lack of safe drinking water, dirty or no toilets and an inadequate number of teachers, among other issues. Often, there is caste discrimination in the provision of the mid-day meal and school chores.

These video reports have been shown to various government agencies, and in many cases, officials took positive action. Of the total 297 videos, VV has produced on the Right to Education Act, so far problems have been resolved in more than 160 cases, thanks to the Community Correspondent, community, and administration working together.


 

Community Survey

No Smartphones to Study: Maharashtra Kids Get Narmada Bachao Andolan To The Rescue

 
/ October 5, 2020

Some of the poorest villages in Maharashtra have no electronic devices to access online classes. Kids are taking up odd-jobs or helping the family with housework.

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Faked Digital School deprives tribal kids of Digital Literacy

 
/ May 7, 2020

In this shocking report, the government funds released for setting up digital schools at two remote villages in nandurbaar have been misused by officials.

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Girl Living in the Slum, Becomes the Second Topper in Odisha

 
/ August 20, 2019

It was a tussle between poverty and education, a slum dweller, Subhashree topped second scoring 93% in her exams.

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Odisha Government Continues to Shut down Schools, Denying Right to Education

 
/ May 13, 2019

Established in 1991, the only primary school of Khasua village in Odisha received a closure notice, depriving children their right to education.

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In Poonch, the Lack of a Road Hampers Education

 
/ September 26, 2018

Governments come and governments go, but in half a century, none has built a road to this government higher secondary school in Poonch.

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Community School Strives to Keep Native Language Alive

 
/ June 18, 2018

In the tea gardens of West Bengal, an Adivasi community school is taking the first steps to preserve its native language amidst political and cultural turmoil.

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First Stop Education Matters

 
/ June 11, 2018

This anganwadi in Chhattisgarh’s Bhurbaspani village in Kawardha was built in 2000, but in 2018, it is still functioning without even a building.

Impact Story

More Toilets, Fewer Dropouts: Video Report Brings Toilets to School

 
/ April 25, 2018

At least 23% girls are out of school by the time they hit puberty, mostly because of the lack of proper toilets in school. Community Correspondent Krupakar Chahande’s video shows how technology can be used to monitor government facilities in school and help lower the figure in the long run.