Govt launches ‘Talash’ to identify ‘Out of School Children’
JAMMU, JUNE 20: State Government has launched an ambitious project “Talash” Household Survey 2012 for identifying “Out of School Children (OOSC)” and bring them back to schools as part of “Universalisation of Elementary Education”.
Department of School Education is implementing the project and it is likely to be completed within two months under Directorate of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA), a flagship scheme of Government of India.
Sources informed that the government was contemplating to compile block and tehsil level database of out of school children to use the same to formulate a comprehensive strategy to contain school dropout. The enumerators will be sent door to door in every nook and corner of the state to find the actual number of children without education. As per the records available with the concerned authorities, total number of the out of school children in the state is 43,153 and this data is not authentic to draft any strategy for securing elementary education to all children.
State Project Director SSA Yasha Mudgal, while talking to the Greater Kashmir, said “We have decided to sum up a data base of ‘Out of School Children’ name wise and sex wise. For the purpose, district administration of each district is also being involved in the survey, so that comprehensive strategy can be formulated to impart elementary education to every child of the state”.
She said that universalisation of elementary education was the dream of Education Department and also it was demand of the Government of India in the larger interest of the society.
She further said that the children of nomadic families and even laborers will be provided education facilities after finding them during “Talash” Household Survey 2012 and special intervention centres will be set up to meet their special education needs.
State Project Director SSA, appealed to the people to participate in the project, by providing complete and authentic information of left out or ‘Out of School Children’ so that they can avail the education facilities at par with other children.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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