The government middle school in Garahi village has 454 students but only 7 teachers. A direct violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which mandates a student teacher ratio of 30:1, is, however, not the only problem at this school. Community Correspondent Indu Devi reports on the violations of the RTE Act from Begusarai district of Bihar.
CALL TO ACTION: Call the Block Officer of Nawkothi Block, on +91-9430168225, and demand that immediate action be taken to bring this school into compliance with the RTE Act.
Education is an essential tool for empowering a community and the government’s efforts to make education a fundamental right of every child acknowledge that. However, availability of the basic facilities in these schools remains a persistent problem. In Garhi village, as Indu Devi reports, the school doesn't have a teacher assigned for mentally or physically challenged students. To make matters worse, the students have no access to sanitary toilets and drinking water.
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