Traumatised: Corporal Punishment in School

The Right to Education Act states that no child should be physically or mentally harassed by teachers. Community Correspondent, Bhan Sahu reports from Kesritola village, Chhattisgarh about a clear violation of this rule.

The young students at the school in Kesritola tell Bhan that they are repeatedly hit and that teachers use foul language with them under the guise of disciplining them. Their physical scars are as prominent as the emotional ones.

“I do want to educate my child here but if things carry on this way, I think we’ll have to send her elsewhere”, says one concerned parent.

“Corporal punishment is not a legitimate method for disciplining a young child. It does more damage than good but it is still used freely. Things will have to change one school at a time”, says Bhan.

Please support Bhan Sahu in her efforts to end its practice at this school.

Call to Action: Please call the District Education Officer, BL Kurre on 09826127644 and ask him to take action against the teachers.

For more on our upcoming RTE campaign read this blog: http://www.videovolunteers.org/the-great-indian-education-crisis-rte/

 

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