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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.


 

How Children Became The Worst Sufferers of COVID-Induced Lockdowns in India

 
/ October 18, 2021

Lack of smartphones is one of the major factors why primary students in India are not able to take regular online classes and are forgetting the habit of going to school, take classes and make education a part of their lives.

‘Sangati School’ – An Initiative Towards Educating Street Children in COVID-19 Times

 
/ September 8, 2021

Good hearted citizens are running a school for street kids of Kolkata.

Chhattisgarh Education Department Adopts a Unique Way to Impart Learning During Lockdown | COVID-19

 
/ July 29, 2021

Walls of the school and other infrastructure have been used in a unique way.

Chhattisgarh Village Uses Loudspeakers To Continue School During Pandemic | COVID-19

 
/ November 26, 2020

Ever heard of using loudspeakers to teach an entire village's kids?

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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.