Education scenario in Bihar: A mockery of RTE

As we kick off “Pass Ya Fail”, our campaign on Right to Education in India, this week we bring you compelling evidence on the lack of access to education in the country.

VV-PACS Community Correspondent Tanju Devi from West Champaran, Bihar gives you a glimpse of the education scenario in Gaunaha Block.

In spite of the entire cost of construction being paid in 2009 the Primary school building is still in a dilapidated state. The three appointed teachers for the school remain absent on most days and often get away by just marking the attendance. If this was not enough, the teachers beat the children if they ask any questions.

The current status paints a bleak picture for the children of Bihar. We are nowhere near achieving the standards of education and education-infrastructure envisioned in the RTE Act. In spite of having the Act in place, it is sad to see the apathetic attitude of State government in implementing the Right to Education as a fundamental right in the true sense.

This video was able to bring change to this village. Construction of the Primary school in Gaunaha has resumed. Impact video coming soon.

About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos generated by the network will be able to highlight voices from the margins, providing skills to social communicators to provide advocacy tools to community based organisations.

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