Vrinda Azad is the former Sarpanch – or Chief – of her village, one of the most challenging positions that a woman, a dalit and a social worker can find herself in. She was elected Village Chief after more than a decade as an activist. As Sarpanch, her primary struggle was to bring electricity to her village, a quest that…
If the voices from on the ground are to believed, the youth of country is heading towards a national educational crisis. The state is pedaling hard, trying to get to the Millenium Development Goals by the hallowed year 2020. No loopholes have been spared to dash to the finishing line. We might look okay and getting better on paper but a yawning deficit is opening on the ground - a black hole full of certified literates who are unable to read.
Today is IndiaUnheard's umpteenth video on the lack of teachers in a government school. The concerned school is a primary high school in Bhojpurvillage ofJangjirchampa District. Between 198 students from villages across the region who attend the school, there are only 2 very weary and overwhelmed teachers who are trying their best but falling woefully short. The school is a mess where the children are running wild. Education takes the backbench. Confusion reigns.
Vrinda Azad, IndiaUnheard Community Correspondent who produced today's video despairs over the quality of education in government school. "There is no accountability in the system anymore," she says. "Every child, however he or she may perform, is compulsorily passed until the 8th standard. So you have statistics saying that there is a growth in literacy. But if you ever come down to Bhojpur and witness the conditions the school is running in, you will wonder at how the children will ever be prepared to meet the future."
"What is the point of this education that will leave our children stranded in ignorance?"
In the coming days, there are many more video to follow that will help illustrate the coming together of 'The Great Indian Education Crisis' that seems imminent for our near future. If the situation on the ground must change, the children of the country need your support today.
It's not trigonometry. It's easy.
Call to Action: Call the Block Education in-charge Mr. Arun Gupta on +919425537845.
Tell him you have seen the terrible conditions in which theBhojpurGovernmentPrimary Schoolstudents receive their education.
Remind him that the RTE Act stipulates 1 teacher for ever thirty students.
Ask him to instate 2 teachers in the school without further delay.
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